Blue Sky Leadership Certificate
The Blue Sky Leaders Certificate Program is designed for professionals working in technology, business, or the arts who are fascinated by the intersection of transformation, enterprise, consciousness, and impact who aren’t interested in yet another blandly traditional leadership program.
Climate Psychology Certificate
The Climate Psychology Certificate provides psychological training and skills for therapists, healers, and allied professionals to competently and innovatively address the growing mental health impacts of the climate emergency. Utilizing an integrative and robust framework that includes multiple behavioral science approaches and philosophies, as well as a view into the broken systemic legacies from which painful eco-emotional conditions arise, climate psychology is adaptable to various therapeutic orientations.
The primary focus of the Climate Psychology Certificate is to provide training that can be incorporated into clinical practice for working therapeutically with the lived experiences of eco-anxiety, eco-grief, and many expressions of climate-invoked dread. Participants learn about:
- Immediate mental health impacts of climate related disasters
- Long term stress of living with the reality of climate change over time
- Trauma-informed therapeutic and emotional resiliency skills with ways of motivating effective action
- Existential dilemmas that come into the therapy room, such as whether to have a family, move out of a geographical area to avoid climate-related disasters, kinship breakdown, and more generally, how to navigate one’s own future with escalating threats
The program cohort is intentionally kept small to promote connections among participants that can lead to lifelong networking, shared professional efforts, and cross referrals.
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research Certificate
The certificate is designed for advanced professionals working in related therapeutic areas: licensed mental health clinicians, specific medical professionals, and ordained/commissioned clergy and chaplains. Pre-licensed applicants are not eligible for the certificate program.
Sex Therapy Certificate
Our Sex Therapy Certificate is the only sex therapy certification program offered for continuing education credits in San Francisco and is among one of the few offered on the West Coast.
It is also one of the few programs offered by an accredited institution nationally. These courses are taught by faculty from CIIS' human sexuality doctoral program, doctoral level American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) certified sex educators and sex therapists, and clinical sexologists who are leaders in their respective professions and scholarly activities.
CIIS' strengths and history of contributions in the fields of counseling psychology, integral health and integral pedagogy, and sexuality studies form the basis for our approach to the certificate. We strive to provide an integral view of the fields of sex therapy and sex education, including multiple perspectives and philosophies, rooted in a sex positive view and affirmation of the diversity of sexual practices, experiences, and identities of our communities and clients.