An Online Event with Kelson Pamarang and Valentina Salazar
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.
Human Development and the Family
Gestalt, Psychodynamic, and Behavioral Therapies
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?
Integral Counseling Psychology
Incorporate the mind, body, and spirit into therapeutic practice
Community Mental Health
Focus on healing through social justice and structural change
Utilize drama and theater to promote psychological health
Expressive Arts Therapy
Integrate creative expression with clinical and community practice
Bring an embodied approach to whole-person healing
Faculty Research and Scholarship
Our faculty have a variety of research interests, including ecopsychology, mystical practices, work with incarcerated people, and LGBTQIA+ and activist communities, psychedelic assisted therapy, and Transpersonal, Jungian, and Gestalt psychologies.
Music, Myth and Motherland: Culturally Centered Music & Imagery
In this study, chair, Sangeeta Swamy, explores the impact of Culturally Centered Music & Imagery (CCMI), a music-centered, psychotherapeutic technique that emphasizes socio-cultural context, identity and meaning. In this publication she examines how participants’ native music, in the context of CCMI, evoked identity-based imagery and assess ethnic identity in a globalized context
Integral Psychedelic Therapy: The Non-ordinary Art of Psycho-spiritual Healing
Professor Jason Butler co-edited a volume of essays, several of which he also co-wrote, on creating the safety and equity necessary for effective psychedelic-assisted therapy. Integral Psychedelic Therapy: The Non-ordinary Art of Psycho-spiritual Healing is an evidence-based collection that explores how psychedelic medicine can be incorporated into contemporary psychotherapy.
On the Zen of Therapy
Listen to ICP professor emeritus and psychologist Alzak Amlani in a conversation with Dr. Mark Epstein about how the divisions between the psychological, emotional, and the spiritual, especially in the therapy room, are not as distinct as one might thinks.
Our Program in Action
A Free Online Info Session with AJ Phipps
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.