The CSIH Specialization focuses on spiritual development, including the skills and knowledge to offer spiritual guidance to individuals and groups. This includes the use of spirituality in organizational settings, and the use of spirituality to enact social change. CSIH prepares students to engage in research on spirituality in individual, social, organizational, and healthcare settings.
The role of culture permeates much of the curriculum, as culture plays a vital role in consciousness, psychological health, physical health, ethical systems, and organizational systems. Students may explore the role of culture in family systems, business and non-profit settings, religious/spiritual organizations, healthcare, and personal spiritual practice.
Although the CSIH Specialization is not designed to meet licensure requirements for mental health for counseling, social work, or as a psychologist, individuals already licensed may find that this specialization allows them to expand their expertise and diversify their clinical practice. For our licensure programs, visit Clinical Psychology . Other vocational paths emerging from this specialization include: