Integral Counseling Psychology

Mind-body-spirit education and practice

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For nearly 50 years, CIIS’ Integral Counseling Psychology program has trained students in a vision of psychotherapy that combines major spiritual traditions of the East and West and contemporary therapeutic practices. The holistic orientation of this unique counseling program invites students to articulate their personal vision of psychology within modern theoretical approaches.

Integral Counseling Psychology Curriculum Areas

Our curriculum incorporates scholarship from family and community systems theories, attachment theory, contemporary trauma theory, and transpersonal concepts. Deepen your academic and personal inquiry in these areas of study.

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Human Development and the Family

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Gestalt, Psychodynamic, and Behavioral Therapies

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Integral Philosophy, Meditation, and Yoga

Through our innovative coursework and education from progressive faculty, the Integral Counseling Psychology program provides a holistic, in depth curriculum that is both personally enriching and adheres to the strict guidelines of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences

The program defines integral as "essential to wholeness" which means we emphasize multicultural competencies and personal growth as necessary parts of clinical experience. Our graduates are trained to become thriving licensed clinicians who go on to work in private practice, schools, and non-profit organizations.  

Explore Our M.A. programs

Which one of our five unique specializations is right for you?

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    Integral Counseling Psychology

    Incorporate the mind, body, and spirit into therapeutic practice

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    Community Mental Health

    Focus on healing through social justice and structural change

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    Drama Therapy

    Utilize drama and theater to promote psychological health

    Expressive Arts

    Expressive Arts Therapy

    Integrate creative expression with clinical and community practice

    Somatic Pyschology

    Somatic Psychology

    Bring an embodied approach to whole-person healing

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    Expressive Arts
    Somatic Pyschology

    Our Program in Action


    Attend the Virtual Spring Open House on January 27, 2024 to get to know your admissions counselors and learn more about CIIS' bachelor's, master's, and Ph.D. programs.