On Campus.  Online. 

Spring Quarter 2018

April 9 – June 16, 2018


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.

Course Numbering Code
100-499     Undergraduate courses
500-699    Graduate courses organized primarily for graduate students at the master’s level.
700-900   Graduate courses organized primarily for graduate students at the doctorate level.

Independent Studies can be an integral part of any academic program, allowing the student to pursue areas of interest that are personally and professionally relevant. This allows the California Institute for Human Science and the student collaboratively to tailor a program of study to the specific needs of each student. Students will be allowed a maximum of three Independent Studies in each degree program totaling 15 units at the Bachelor’s level and 12 units at the graduate levels. All Independent Studies must be approved by the program director / Dean of Academic Affairs/ Academic Committee before the study can proceed.

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Spring Quarter 2018

On Campus.  Online. 

PSY/IH/CRP 500/700  Aging Long-Term Care and Grief  (Sharon Mijares)

This course encompasses aspects of the psychological problems in the geriatric study of aging including disorders of old age and infirmities, as well as their application in long-term care and sociocultural considerations. In addition, the psychotherapeutic issues in addressing issues associated with AIDS/terminal grief counseling are discussed. (4 units).


PSY/IH 650/715 Academic Writing the Human Sciences (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.

*Required for all entering MA and PhD students.


PSY/IH/LP/CRP 503/703  BIS 303  Counseling and Communication Skills (Roger Cavnaugh)

Conducting effective counseling/guidance in the healing arts requires specialized skills and abilities on the part of a counselor. This core course emphasizes the fundamental aptitude for active empathic listening and responding. This course addresses the skills associated with the complex, task of grasping the point and meaning of another’s communication, which can be overlooked in traditional counseling training. (4 units)

PSY/IH/LP/CRP 645/745  BIS 345  Integral Spiritual Coaching (Michelle Dexter)

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. (4 units)


PSY 625/723  IH 625  LP 625/729  CRP630/791  Sociocultural Interventions and Strategies (Nick Bustos)

Social psychology research has explored the diverse sociocultural influences on psychological life and action and has demonstrated that individuals are far from independent centers of initiative. This course illustrates the extent and nature of social and cultural influence that need to be taken into consideration in cross-cultural counseling and discusses appropriate techniques.


PSY 618/718  IH 518/718  BIS 318   Substance Abuse (Sam Aganov)

The course examines the extent and patterns of use and abuse of illegal, social and medical psychoactive substances and the psychosocial factors and policies that contribute to the etiology of addiction in modern Western societies. The types of therapy and rehabilitation programs as well as their short and long-term efficacy will also be discussed, along with the implications for developing an effective social policy.

PSY/IH/LP 680/790  CRP 618/718  BIS 208   Study of East/West: Metaphysics and Healing (Mali Burgess)

The course explores metaphysics and healing practices among Eastern and Western religious traditions. The course explores Eastern and Western teachings through reflection, experiential exploration, dialogue and the deepening of awareness. 

PSY/IH 609/709 BIS 309 Human Development and Archetypes, Tamara Goldsby

The course provides the background to human development based on the six Core Archetypes of Humanness that manifest through the lifespan. Understanding of these archetypes helps inform the study of human development, including infant and child development. Why do we respond to our environment the way we do? A study in the unconscious archetypes integrated with a traditional line of inquiry into psycho-emotional development creates an in depth course of study.


PSY/IH 622/725 BIS 322   Pranic Healing (Mary Clark)

This course provides both theory and practice preparing students to confidently interact with subtle energy to promote mental and physical health and well-being. Upon completing the course, along with a practicum, the student may take the credentialing exam in this modality. A certification fee of $100 is required. (4 units).


IH/LP 677/777  BIS 421  Introduction to Biophoton Research (Gaetan Chevalier, Thomas Brophy)

*Intensive Lab Class format

This laboratory course presents the basic concepts of electromagnetic radiation light, photons, and the electromagnetic spectrum.  Sources of photons in nature and biology (biophotons) are considered.  Students will learn to operate a sensitive photon counter and conduct experiments in the dark and EM-shielded room. Students will design and implement an original research project with the photon counter, keep a laboratory log book, and deliver an experiment write-up and analysis. Various theories of biophotonic processes (in humans and biology in general) will be surveyed, including postulated relation of biophoton activity with consciousness and/or meditative/yogic practice. Students will contextualize their experimental results within selected theories.


BIS 203  Senior Project

The project is undertaken as an independent research study in consultation with their Program Director. Students will be required to present their completed work in a 40-page paper.


 PSYIH/LP/CRP 690 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.


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