These programs are now full and are no longer accepting applications

As of March 15, 2020 the ICP and ICPW programs are no longer accepting applications. These programs are full and also have a full waitlist.

The ICP Weekday program starts each fall and spring semester. The ICP Weekend program starts only in the fall.

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Application Deadline Information for Fall 2020:

January 15, 2020 - Drama Therapy deadline
February 15, 2020 - First priority deadline for all other programs: Submit by February 15th for guaranteed review.
​After this date, some programs may be full and only interview for waitlist spots or not be able to further review applications.
March 15, 2020 – 2nd Priority Deadline: Submit by March 15th @ 11:59pm PST. Some programs are now full and no longer accepting applications - these are Integral Counseling Psychology (weekend and weekday) and Somatic Psychology.
April 15, 2020 - 3rd Priority Deadline: Submit by April 15 @ 11:59pm PST. Please note some of our programs are already full and no longer accepting applications - these are Integral Counseling Psychology (weekend and weekday) and Somatic Psychology. We also expect the Expressive Arts Therapy program and Clinical Psychology program to fill shortly.

Integral Counseling Psychology

This program is experiential, culturally sensitive, and centered on the inner work necessary for becoming a healer.

Drawing upon the major spiritual traditions of the East and West, recent cultural and social sciences research, and the innovations made by contemporary psychoanalytic, humanistic, systemic and transpersonal psychologies, we view psychological healing and growth within the larger context of spiritual unfolding.

Integral education is not "neck up". It is demanding on every level: body, heart, mind, spirit. We create a learning community that is both profoundly challenging and deeply supportive.

Learning Outcomes

  • Earn a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
  • Fulfill all academic requirements for Marriage and Family (MFT) licensure in the state of California.*
  • Hone your clinical skills and professional expertise through practicums in CIIS' award-winning counseling centers or at a variety of external sites.
  • Engage in transformative, integral, and transpersonal learning
Weekday CourseWeekend Course
3 years 3 years
Full-time Full-time, 5 weekends per semester (Fri-Sun)
Starting August or January Starting August

Why CIIS?

Founded in 1973 on the recommendation of Dr. Haridas Chaudhuri, ICP was the first transpersonally-oriented, East-West psychology graduate program in the world.

Because our education is so thorough, we consistently have the highest pass rates of all graduate degree programs in California for the Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) exam.

*Students wishing to additionally apply for the LPCC license can do so by taking extra courses beyond our curriculum's requirements.

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