SPECIALIZATION IN INTEGRATIVE MENTAL HEALTH
The doctoral degree program in Mind‐Body Medicine with a Specialization in Integrative Mental Health offers professionals a means to broaden and deepen their academic and professional development in the mental health field. The program provides the opportunity to build upon the foundation provided by a master’s degree from Saybrook or from another regionally-accredited college or university.
Candidates for the Integrative Mental Health (IMH) specialization must have a master’s or doctoral degree from an accredited University that qualifies them for a mental health license. They may be counselors, social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychiatric nurses, or psychiatrists, or have a degree that qualifies them for one of these specialties. The IMH degree is a 92 credit PhD. Applicants are allowed to transfer in up to 30 credits from their previous degree, leaving 62 credits in coursework for most applicants.
All students in the IMH specialization complete a regimen of research courses preparing them to complete a doctoral dissertation research project on a health related topic, and complete 300 hours in a Clinical Practicum placement or placements.
Students receiving a master’s degree in Mind‐Body Medicine from Saybrook who are admitted into the doctoral degree in Mind‐Body Medicine can generally transfer many of these credits into their PhD program. These students must fulfill the doctoral degree requirements not completed at the master’s level, including the remaining required courses and the dissertation or project. Meeting the doctoral requirements will include completing additional credits of doctoral coursework plus the dissertation or project, for a minimum total of 92 credits. Under some circumstances, additional courses required may total more than 92 credits.
For further information see Saybrook University MA/MS to PhD process as described in the University Admissions section of the Saybrook University website. Some credits from a master’s degree earned in other programs at Saybrook may also be transferable into the doctoral degree program. Contact your mentor to find out if your credits qualify for transfer.
This program is not a clinical psychology program. However, it can offer those wishing to enhance and further develop their clinical knowledge and expertise, and who do not intend to use the degree to qualify for licensure, more flexibility in program planning than the Clinical Psychology Specialization program provides. For course descriptions, click here.
|MBM 1007 Information Competency and Library Use- PhD||2|
|MBM 5503 Ph.D. Graduate Colloquium and Program Planning I||1|
|MBM 5504 Ph.D. Graduate Colloquium and Program Planning II||1|
|MBM 5510 Imagery for Health||3|
|MBM 5540 Fundamentals of Research||3|
|MBM 5551 Pilot Study I||1|
|MBM 5552 Pilot Study II||2|
|MBM 5584 MBM Ph.D. Professional Seminar||3|
|MBM 5615 Movement, Exercise, and Health||3|
|MBM 5630 Coaching for Health and Wellness||3|
|MBM 5660 Foundations of Integrative Mental Health||3|
|MBM 5661 Nutritional Foundations of Mental Health||3|
|MBM 5662 Whole Medical Systems: TCM, Ayurveda, and Indigenous Healing Principles||3|
|MBM 5664 Somatics: Bodywork for Mental Health||3|
|MBM 5665 Ph.D. Practicum I||2|
|MBM 5666 PhD Practicum II||2|
MBM 5553 Quantitative Research Design for Healthcare I
MBM 5556 Qualitative Research Design for Healthcare I
|Choose One (corresponding to choice above)||3|
MBM 5554 Quantitative Research Design for Healthcare II
MBM 5557 Qualitative Research Design for Healthcare II
MBM 5620 Basic Training and Education in Hypnosis
MBM 5622 Basic Training and Education in Biofeedback
MBM 5625 Intermediate Training and Education in Hypnosis
MBM 5627 Intermediate Training and Education in Biofeedback
MBM 5632 Intermediate Coaching
MBM 5663 Advanced Integrative Psychotherapy
MBM 5635 Spirituality and Health
MBM 5655 Mindfulness and Meditation in Health
|MBM 9501 PhD Dissertation Proposal||3|
|MBM 9601 PhD Dissertation Research *||3|
|Elective Credits Included||3|
|TOTAL CREDITS (Years 1-4)||62|
* You will continue to remain enrolled in this course each term during culminating phase until you complete course
Degree Requirements for 2013-2014 Academic Year approved by MBM Degree Program Committee, June 13, 2013.