Message from the Dean
Hello CIHS Community!
Happy Spring! They say March comes in like a lion and that has certainly been true here on campus. We are very busy working on the accreditation and planning for special on campus events like our Annual Subtle Energy Science Summer Conference, July 8 and 9, and are seeking proposals from researchers and practitioners in the field. We want to draw talent from the amazing community of academics, researchers, and practitioners. For more information about this event see below in my article or in the newsletter: http://www.cihs.edu/index.php/events/
Spring course registration is almost here! Spring course registration is March 20-24. Spring quarter begins April 3. The course schedule will be posted soon on the website with more specific dates/times. You are also always welcome to contact a professor to ask questions about an upcoming class. The course offerings are below. Ultimately, it is up to you to compare your program with what is in the catalog to ensure you have the exact requirements needed for your degree program, but you are not alone in advisement. We are here and eager to help you. Please contact your Program Director for Advisement. For Psychology, that is Hope_Umansky@cihs.edu; for Integral Health that is Thomas_Brophy@cihs.edu; for Comparative Religion and Philosophy that is JiHyang_Padma@cihs.edu. We look forward to hearing from each of you.
Spring quarter courses are the following:
*Integrated Learning Modality, a hybrid course is represented as ILM. Many of these courses are open for remote learners as you can be Skyped into the class. Please speak to your Program Director if you have further questions about a particular class.
ALL MA and PhD Student Entry Requirement: Academic Writing Within the Human Sciences, 4 units. Dr. Ji Hyang Padma. *ILM. This first course upon embarking on a CIHS education is designed to provide an introduction to critical interpretation of scholarly research and academic writing, though the lens of human science history and systems. We will review the perspectives of human science including such pioneers as William James, Roberto Assagioli, Carl Jung, William Braud, Charles Tart, Candace Pert, Stanley Krippner, Ken Wilber, Roy Bhaskar and Dr. Motoyama. Through this course students will develop fluency in APA writing style, writing composition, and engagement with scholarly references. This course is a gateway course for all those starting their MA or PhD this upcoming quarter, unless your Program Director has waived it. Current CIHS are urged to take this course as it was directly created to help you with your MA thesis and/or PhD Dissertation. It will also be really interesting!
Even if you are in the MA thesis or Dissertation process and find it challenging, we promise you that taking this course now will make your path easier and more manageable. It is designed specifically to train you in these skills. So, if you are a current student, you are urged to take it. If you are finding the process of completing your dissertation challenging, you are urged to take it as well. It will help you. We promise.
Counseling and Communication Skills, Dr. Sharon Mijares, online, CIHS CORE all programs (except Integral Heatlh students can take Spiritual Coaching in lieu of this requirement). If you have completed your MA here and are now in the PhD program, whichever one of these courses you did not take at the MA level needs to be taken now to fulfill this requirement at the PhD level.
Spiritual Coaching, Dr. Tamara Goldsby, CIHS CORE; *ILM. Students must take one or the other. If they had one at the MA level, then they must take the other at the PhD level.
Family Violence/Child Abuse, Dr. Sam Aganov, online, *Clinical Psych Licensure requirement.
Psychopathology and Psychopathogenesis, Dr. Roger Cavnaugh, *Clinical Psych Licensure AND Integral Psychology Track requirements. *ILM.
Clinical Aspects of Energy Psychology, Michelle Dexter, Integral Psych program requirement. *ILM.
Integral Perspectives on Health, Mali Burgess, online, required for all IH students; elective all other students.*ILM
Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, Dr. Ron Strader, MA Requirement for all programs, except CRP. *ILM
Topic of Special Interest: Archeoastronomy and Humankind’s Connection to Cosmic Cycles, Dr. Thomas Brophy, *ILM, elective all programs.
Religion, Spirituality, and the Global Society: Foundations and Methods, Dr. Ji Hyang Padma, *ILM, CRP MA or PhD program requirement and fulfills spiritual education requirement all programs.
Biological Basis for Neuropsychology, Dr. Nandini Katre. *ILM. Psychology recommended core; Elective all Programs.
Pranic Healing I, II, and III, Dr. Mary Clark, on campus workshop, fulfills spiritual education requirement, April 7, 8, and 9 on campus.
Theories of the Chakras Yoga Workshop, Paul Grilley, 2 units, spiritual education requirement, Saturday April 22 and Sunday April 23 yoga workshop on campus.
Topic of Special Interest: Consciousness Based Medicine: An Expanded and Inclusive Model for Integrative Care, Dr. Randy Fauver, online.
Topic of Special Interest: Transforming Energy Into Action: Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness (SAC) Conference on CIHS campus, 2 units, March 29, 12:00 pm through Saturday, April 1, 2 pm, under Direction of Dr. Thomas Brophy and Dr. Ji Hyang Padma.
The concept of “subtle energy” is fundamental to many of the esoteric principals and spiritual beliefs that have been part of our world’s cultures since time immemorial. Variously called qi (chi), mana, prana, chakra, wakan, keyoi, holy spirit, cosmic ether, life force, etc., these traditions emphasize that all things, including humans, are made up of a network of complex energies and energetic fields. The theme of the 2017 conference concerns the diverse ways in which these subtle energies can be manipulated or transformed and the significance of these practices to the world today.
This conference is not CIHS’ event. CIHS is hosting this conference. You can earn two units of academic credit under the direction of Dr. Brophy or Dr. Padma for attending this course and fulfilling the course requirements. This is on campus and for credit; attendance must be for the entire conference. More details are on the CIHS event page: http://www.cihs.edu/index.php/events/
Topic of Special Interest for Summer Quarter: Subtle Energy Science Conference, July 8 and 9, on campus. Students, who have presented at conferences, are practitioners who have conducted research, or published papers are welcome to submit Proposals to speak.
The California Institute for Human Science’s annual Summer Symposium 2017 will be Forefront Consciousness and Healing Science Research: Reports from the Field, July 8 and July 9, on our beautiful Encinitas Campus. CIHS welcomes your participation in our community of scholars. There is exciting work being done at the forefront of consciousness and healing research. This includes studies that explore subtle energy healing and intentionality, research into altered states of consciousness, in-depth research into ancient and contemporary healing practices, models of the subtle body, chi energy measuring devices research, and reflections on the ways these insights and praxis may serve to create a more healthful, peaceful, and just society.
This conference seeks to investigate the relationship between the practice of subtle healing methods and their research. How might the practice of these methods be guided by what has been discovered through scientific research? How might subtle energy healing practices inform new ways of doing research? We invite presentation proposals on all subjects of consciousness and healing research that include both theory and practice. All proposals are to be sent to Proposals2017@cihs.edu
The deadline for proposals is May 1st.
Academic credit for the conference will be available and it is available to all outside community embers as an audit course. See below for further details on the RFP and conference. A Certificate of Completion is Available for those auditers who request it.
If you have any questions about how our innovative MA and PhD (Bachelor completion option is available, too) programs could help support you spiritually, academically, and professionally, please do not hesitate to contact me. All like-minds are welcome. You are invited to see what it feels like to be spiritually supported to investigate your passions in an academic program. CIHS is confident that this will enhance your life in positive ways.