CIIS offers three certificate programs for Chinese students and/or professionals:

  • Techniques of Integral Counseling 
  • Gestalt Therapy 
  • Holistic Human Sexuality

Each program consists of a two-week intensive series of lectures and workshops during the spring, summer, and fall semesters. While our China Office is located in Beijing, the program takes place in the U.S. at CIIS's campus in San Francisco, CA.

Since its inauguration in 2015, 200 Chinese students have completed certificates.

About The Programs

The Certificate in Techniques of Integral Counseling immerses students and counseling professionals in the clinical methods and modalities of American therapy. It is offered only in the summer.

The Certificate in Gestalt Therapy introduces Chinese professionals to the ideas and practices of Fritz Perls, who developed this modality. Gestalt Therapy is a client-centered, process-oriented, experiential approach to psychotherapy that helps clients focus on the "here and now," rather than what they may perceive to be happening based on past experience. This certificate is offered during the spring semester.

The Certificate in Holistic Human Sexuality is for Chinese professionals interested in expanding both their sexual literacy knowledge and the skills that create individual and societal change from a holistic and integrated perspective. Topics include aspects of sexualities from the lens of desire, intimacy, identity, gender, cultural influences, power and stigma, sexual response and reproduction. This certificate is offered during the fall semester.

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