The Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health Specialization takes a holistic approach to understanding individual, cultural, and transcultural perspectives to wellness. Curriculum focuses on the study of integrative approaches to healing and stress management that have not been regarded as standard within mainstream medical and psychological care, including:
- Conditioning of immune functioning (psychoneuroimmunology)
- Traditional Chinese medicine
- Ayurvedic (East Indian) medicine
- Native American medicine
Although not intended as preparation for licensure, this specialization can be applied to the work of psychologists and other licensed mental health professionals. Additional alternative health practices relevant to psychological and physical health that are studied include the ethical application of meditation, nutrition, energy medicine (e.g., therapeutic touch, healing touch, and energy channeling), hospice work and chaplaincy, and many others. Studies can also be applied to health care consulting, peace work, pastoral care, spiritual counseling, conflict resolution, education, consulting, and organizational work.
More program information can be found in our academic catalog.