COVID-19 Update from the Program

ICP and ICPW will continue to hold all classes online and virtually through Summer 2021 semester, which means we will not hold any on-campus meetings. The program and CIIS will continue to monitor the situation daily and will follow current medical guidelines to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff. We feel especially fortunate to have experienced faculty who work well in the online and virtual modalities, and we look forward to working with you as you join our vibrant community. We are currently considering our options for fall 2021 and we will keep everyone apprised of our plans via the CIIS website/Canvas Cafe and emails. If you have any questions, please contact our Program Staff. 

Program Retreats

Due to Covid-19 precautions, the ICPW program retreat will be held virtually this year. The online gathering is scheduled during the first week of August. The ICP day program will not have a retreat until further notice. Please continue to check back for more information regarding our in-person intensives. We will continue to prioritize health and wellness as we await the return of our beloved in-person retreat time!

Spring 2022 applications are open for ICP weekday program!

Spring applications are open for ICP weekday program

Application Deadline Information for Spring 2022:

October 15, 2021 - 1st Priority deadline. Submit by October 15th, 2021 at 11:59pm PT 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.

Please note the ICP weekend program does not accept applications for a spring start - only the ICP weekday program has a spring start.

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Graphic with the length of program and number of units for the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies

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 Course Weekend Course
3 years 3 years
Full-time Full-time, 5 weekends per semester (Fri-Sun)
Starting August or January Starting August


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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