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.
Students in the IMH specialization complete foundations courses in the “Foundations of Integrative Mental Health,” “Nutritional Foundations in Mental Health,” “Somatics: Bodywork for Mental Health,” “Imagery for Health,” “Whole Medical Systems,” “Movement, Exercise and Health,” and select additional courses from a menu of skill-set oriented integrative care courses. Course descriptions can be found in the Saybrook University catalog .
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.