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The Transcendent Self: Mind, Body, Spirit

Our experiential learning specialization in Existential, Humanistic, and Transpersonal Psychology offers a flexible, self-directed option for obtaining a MA or PhD in Psychology or Human Science. Students are able to work closely with their academic advisor and faculty mentor to develop a course path designed to meet their particular needs, interests, and vocational aspirations.

From a clinical standpoint, applications of the EHTP approach apply to healthy people engaged in a lifelong journey toward self-knowledge as well as to individuals in psychosocial or spiritual distress. The course of instruction is designed to direct students' attention toward the growth-oriented dimension of personality and to the role of higher states of consciousness in achieving psychological balance and transformation.

Augmenting the usual offerings, which focus on behavior and cognition in psychology, we present dynamic theories that define personality as a total gestalt, in the context of a spectrum of states of consciousness beyond what are traditionally considered to be the psychopathic and the normal. These states reach into the realm of self-actualization and the transcendent.

An emphasis on fostering humanistic and transpersonal principles in treatment and research is encouraged, because we believe they are an essential aspect of establishing a mental health system that serves the highest and best interests of humanity.