The specialization in Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health focuses on the mind, body, and spirit of patients, offering pathways to more holistic approaches to healing. With the goal of accessing and understanding both the inner and outer worlds of patients, many topics are examined, including:

  • Mental imaging
  • Dream work
  • Psychophysiology
  • Historiography
  • Spiritual beliefs
  • Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Shamanism
  • Ayurvedic (East Indian) medicine

Although not intended as preparation for licensure, graduates from this program will be able to integrate what they have learned into their existing practice as licensed mental health professionals—expanding their expertise and diversifying their clinical practice. Studies in this specialization can also be applied to peace work, pastoral care, spiritual counseling, conflict resolution, education, consulting, and organizational work. Students may explore the role of culture in family systems, business and non-profit settings, religious/spiritual organizations, health care, and personal spiritual practice.

More program information can be found in our academic catalog.

*Our Ph.D. in Psychology programs are intended to open opportunities for graduates to pursue non-clinical careers or expand on their existing licenses and is not designed to prepare graduates to qualify for clinical licensure or certification.