Course Schedule

Spring Quarter 2017

April 3 ~ June 10, 2017

Registration Week: March 20-24, 2017

Holidays: Easter 4/1/2017



Course Title


Units (BA)

Start Date

Day & Time

PSY/IH/LP CRP 680/790

BIS 208


On Campus

Topic of Special Interest: Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness Conference on CIHS Campus

Early Start Course

Brophy Padma 2 (2.5) 3/29 3/29 : 12 pm – 5 pm

3/30 : 9 am – 5: 30 pm

3/31 : 9 am – 6 pm

4/1 : 9 am – 2 pm

PSY 634/754 IH/LP/CRP 504/704

BIS 355

On Campus

Pranic Healing (i, II & III)

*Fulfills Spiritual Education Requirement

Clark 4(5) 4/8 4/8 Saturday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

4/9 Sunday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

6/2 Friday 9:00 am – 5:30 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

6/3 Saturday
9:00 am – 5:30 pm & 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

6/4 Sunday
9 am – 5:30 pm


PSY/IH/CRP/LP 504/704

BIS 404


On Campus

Theories of the Chakras Yoga Workshop Grilley 2 (2.5)
4/22 4/22 & 23

10am to 4pm

PSY/IH/LP/CRP 500/700




Academic Writing the Human Sciences

**Required for all MA and PhD students unless waived specifically by your course advisor.

*Required for all entering MA and PhD students.

Padma 4
4/4 Meeting TBD
PSY/IH/LP/CRP 503/703

BIS 303



Counseling and Communication Skills

*CIHS core requirement



Mijares 4 (5) 4/3 Starts Monday 4/3, meeting TBD
PSY/IH 645/745

CRP 745

BIS 304




Integral Spiritual Coaching


*Can be taken for IH and CRP students instead of Counseling and Comm Skills. If you had one as an MA student, then you take the other to fulfill the requirement as a PhD student.

Goldsby 4 (5) 4/8 Saturdays

4/8, 4/15, 4/22, (4/29), 5/6, 5/13, 5/20,(5/27), 6/3 & (6/10)

Date in a parenthesis is on campus date

Hours : 12 pm – 4: 30 pm




Family Violence/Child Abuse: Assessment and Intervention

*Required for all licensure track Clinical Psychology Students

Open to others as an elective

Aganov 4 4/3 Starts Monday 4/3, meeting TBD
PSY/IH 630/730



Psychopathology and Psychopathogenesis *Psychology licensure  recommendation. Should be taken if you are licensure track. Cavnaugh 4 4/3 Mondays

4/3, (4/10), 4/17, (4/24), 5/1, (5/8), 5/15, (5/22), 5/29 & (6/5)

Date in a parenthesis is on campus date

6:30 pm –

PSY/IH 649/749


BIS 349



Clinical Aspects of Energy Psychology

*Integral Psych core requirement; elective all programs


Dexter 4 43 Mondays

4/3, (4/10), 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, (5/8), 5/15, (5/22), 5/29 & (6/5)

Date in a parenthesis is on campus date.

6:30 pm –

PSY 622/725

IH/CRP 507/707


BIS 307

Integral Perspectives on Health

*Integral Health Core Requirement or Paradigms of Health and Disease [not this quarter]; elective all programs


Burgess 4(5) 4/6 Starts Thursday 4/6, meeting TBD



CRP 613

Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, *MA requirement all programs



Strader 4 (5)  4/3 Starts Monday 4/3, meetings TBD
PSY/IH/LP/CRP 680/790




Topic of Special Interest: Archeoastronomy and Humankind’s Connection to Cosmic Cycles Brophy 4(5) 4/3 Starts Monday 4/3, meeting TBD
CRP 730




Religion, Spirituality, and the Global Society: Foundations and Methods Padma 4 4/3 Starts Thursday 4/6, meeting TBD

IH 680/790

LP 640/740

Biological Basis for Neuropsychology Katre 4 4/3 Starts Thursday 4/6, meeting TBD
PSY/IH/LP/CRP 680/790

BIS 208




Topic of Special Interest: Consciousness Based Medicine: An Expanded and Inclusive Model for Integrative Care Fauver 4(5) 4/3 Starts Monday 4/3, meeting TBD

BIS 203


Senior Project 5

Dissertation Topic Research


Brophy, other committee members as determined.

PSY/IH/LP/CRP 897  Dissertation Methodology Review


Brophy, other committee members as determined.


Dissertation I


Brophy, other committee members as determined.

PSY/IH/LP/CRP 898B Dissertation II


Brophy, other committee members as determined.

Class Day & Time: Class day means a student is scheduled to attend a class session, or students receiving instruction through the Internet.)

*Integrated Learning Modality (ILM) is a hybrid course on campus with some online components as determined by the professor that may include instruction, conference calls, class population population, and curriculum. Most ILM courses will be half or primarily on campus. Skyping/Video Conferencing is available for distance learning.


** Library Information Resource Network (LIRN) is a newly acquired comprehensive academic database for CIHS students. There will be a $10 a quarter fee. All articles, titles, abstracts, books, etc., are free of cost, including peer-reviewed articles.


Topic of Special Interest: Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness Conference

Society for Anthropology of Consciousness-Course: March 29th-April 1st 2017

The SAC 2017 Annual Conference Transforming Energy Into Action

Held on CIHS campus will be opened for CIHS students to take as a for credit course.  In this conference-course, CIHS students will attend and participate in the SAC conference.  After full attendance a reflection paper, as per degree standards for your program will be submitted.  2 quarter units.


Pranic Healing

This course provides both theory and practice, preparing students to confidently interact with the subtle energy of the auric field to promote mental and physical health and well-being. Upon completing the course, along with a practicum, the student may take the credentialing exam for certification in this healing modality. Course Texts/Material and Certification fee of $335 is required. This course is entirely on campus for the full duration of times listed * Fulfills Spiritual Education Requirement


Theories of the Chakras Yoga

Need course description


ALL MA and PhD Student Entry Requirement: Academic Writing Within the Human Sciences, 4 units. Dr. Ji Hyang Padma. 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.


Counseling and Communication Skills

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the various theories of counseling and psychotherapy. This course is designed to critically examine the historical/theoretical frameworks that the major forms of counseling utilize. Some of the theoretical perspectives will include: (but are not limited to) Psychodynamic, Person-Centered (Humanistic), Existential, Adlerian, Behavioral, Cognitive-Behavioral, Gestalt, Multimodal, and Systems theory.


Integral Spiritual Coaching

This course is designed to educate students in a life coaching process that assists clients in integrating their spiritual nature into every aspect of their life. Professionals working from this perspective bring authenticity to their work by integrating their own spiritual nature into their daily personal and professional life. Therefore, this course will not only be informative, but necessarily experiential as well.


Family Violence/Child Abuse

If intervention in the family is attempted, it must be effective. To stop family violence, partner or child abuse, we need to understand the dynamics that create them and allow them to continue. Therefore, this course begins with an analysis of the dynamics of violent relationships. We examine broad public policy issues and also practical legal issues such as protective and restraining orders; criminal prosecutions; civil tort actions; and in divorce and custody proceedings. This course covers the history of domestic violence, its psychological and socialaspects, as well as domestic violence issues as they relate to children and adolescents. A broad

range of issues encountered in family and psychological assessment in domestic violence cases will also be reviewed in this course.


Psychopathology and Psychopathogenesis

The course entails clinical investigations and reflections concerning the sources, development and persistence of psychopathology from a psychosocial and psychodynamic framework of thought. The emphasis as a whole is on the process whereby traumatic external sources of influence become incorporated into the development of dysfunctional coping patterns that form self-perpetuating traits. (4 units)


Clinical Aspects of Energy Psychology

This course will explore the expanding theoretical and clinical applications of energy psychology. The field of energy psychology utilizes mind, body, energy interventions that have been clinically shown to alleviate a range of psychological disorders by treating the human vibrational matrix, including the biofield enveloping the body, the energy vortexes or charkas and the energy pathways or meridians which incorporate increasing range of techniques from acupressure, applied kinesiology, sound vibration and pranic healing to eliminate blocks and imbalances in the body’s energy fields.  Successes were initially evident in anxiety disorders, but now include depression, trauma, addictions, and some personality disorders as well as immunological challenges. (4 units)


Integral Perspectives on Health

This course explores the philosophical underpinnings of Eastern and other perspectives compared to the philosophical basis of Western medicine, and reviews integral approaches.


Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research

The two main methodologies will be reviewed: first, qualitative research, based on phenomenology, explores the nature and meaning of phenomena using interviews, observation, or records. The approach is inductive and hermeneutic and aims to develop concepts or theories focusing on the subject’s experience.


Archeoastronomy and Humankind’s Connection to Cosmic Cycles

This course first gives a general introduction to the science of archaeoastronomy, and relevant cosmic (astrophysical) cycles.  Then a few specific examples are focused on.

Topics covered:

  • Basic methods of archaeoastronomy.
  • Precession of the equinoxes (basic astronomy and historical “discovery”).
  • Basics of visual astronomy and astronomical cycles and calendrical cycles.
  • Cycles of the Zodiac (and astronomy vs astrology).
  • Ancient megalithic sites, and archaeoastronomy as a dating method.
  • Archaeoastronomy of the prehistoric megalithic ceremonial complex at Nabta Playa, Egypt.
  • Monumental archaeastronomy of Ancient Egypt and the AE calendar.
  • Archaeoastronomical notions of the biblical “star of Bethlehem” in a historical context.

Actual and hypothesized connections of human consciousness with cosmic cycles


Religion, Spirituality, and the Global Society: Foundations and Methods

Inter-religious understanding is essential to being a global citizen, and to working with the diversity within our own culture. As we search for solutions to trans-national problems such as the environmental crisis, war, and economic inequities, it is essential to understand the diverse values and meaning-making  that underlie these discourses. The discipline of Comparative Religions offers a route to achieving this insight. In this course we will explore the study of Comparative Religion & Philosophy through a variety of lenses and research methods. We will employ the lenses of theology, philosophy, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and phenomenology, breaking down our assumptions, so as to critically engage with our own belief systems and those of others. (4 units)


Biophysical Aspects of Neuropsychology

This course covers the cellular and molecular organization of the nervous systems, both the Central and the Peripheral Nervous Systems, their inter connection, and the neural mechanisms that govern behavior, cognition, learning, in normal life, and in altered neurological and psychological conditions.  The functioning of the different parts of the brain has been mapped, and we will learn how structural changes in parts of the brain can impact on behavior and cognitive skills.  How does altering the function impact on the structure of the brain?  The course includes research on the neuroplasticity of the brain, which has led to applications in analyses of behavior patterns, altering behavior and  breaking the limitations of the mind.  We will also explore the neuroscience of consciousness, by studying the methodologies of expanding the mind to go beyond the limitations it perceives, and experiencing the non-duality of quantum entanglement. This course will also review the therapies and techniques used to reverse the structural changes in the brain  that cause a loss of cognitive function, and psychiatric disorders; and the techniques for designing our neural circuits/mind to achieve our highest potential.

Your questions regarding this course are welcome.

Please contact Dr. Katre at


Topic of Special Interest: Consciousness Based Medicine: An Expanded and Inclusive Model for Integrative Care



MA Thesis

A proposed topic (theoretical or research based and/or appropriate case study) that has been approved by a faculty member and academic dean can be undertaken, presented, and accepted by the supervising faculty member.


Dissertation Sequence – in relevant program section of catalog.




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