Since its origins in the mid-20th century, CIIS has been committed to the exploration of the nature and potentials of human consciousness. This commitment is embraced and embodied by its many programs, ranging form Asian philosophy to integral psychology and counseling, and on through women’s spirituality, ecology, creative arts, and many more.
The goals of this center are to elevate CIIS into international prominence in the field of consciousness studies, and to support and facilitate consciousness studies both inside and beyond the institute. Also, to act as a clearinghouse for faculty members and students both within and outside of CIIS who are interested in the field of consciousness studies.
Consciousness Studies Focus - Transformative Studies Ph.D.
Courses in this program provide the student with a foundation in transdisciplinary scholarship and complexity thinking imparted by some of the world's leading scholars in these fields. In this way students learn to integrate an "ecology of consciousness" approach, originally suggested by visionaries such as psychologist Frank Barron and systems thinker Gregory Bateson, with contemporary understandings of consciousness, ecology, and complexity.
Other Academic Programs Of Special Interest To Consciousness Studies
- Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
- Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousenss
- East-West Psychology
- Integrative Health Studies
- Transformative Studies
- Writing and Consciousness
Faculty Of Special Interest
Integral Counseling Psychology
Integral and Transpersonal Psychology
Adjunct Faculty Of Special Interest
Classic research on psychedelics and states of consciousness
Classic research on LSD, transpersonal psychologist
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