Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology *Integral Psychology emphasis

Degree Requirements

Ninety-Four (94) graduate quarter units beyond the Master’s Degree are required to complete the Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Integral Psychology. The number of core courses and quarter units (including dissertation) required would depend on the number of core courses that students have completed at the Masters Level.


CIHS CORE CURRICULUM required for all PhD students (unless the courses were completed at the Masters level, then other courses will be substituted).

PSY 700*  Academic Writing Within the Human Sciences              (4 units)

PSY 701       Foundations in Integral Studies             (4 units)

PSY 702       Consciousness Studies                           (4 units)

PSY 703**   Counseling & Communications Skills (4 units)

PSY 704*** Spiritual Education                                 (4 units)

PSY 705****Advanced Qualitative Research Methods                       (4 units)

PSY 706**** Advanced Quantitative Research Methods                   (4 units)

PSY 896       Dissertation Topic Research                  (5 units)

PSY 897       Dissertation Methodology Review       (5 units)

PSY 898A    Dissertation I                                            (6 units)

PSY 898B     Dissertation II                                           (6 units)

*If taken at the MA level, this course does not need to be repeated.

**Required for licensure for PhD track (can be taken at either MA or Ph.D. level). If Counseling and Communication Skills was taken at the MA level, then Integral Spiritual Coaching needs to be taken at the PhD level or vice versa.

*** Additional units may be taken as electives

****Introduction to Qualitative and Quantitative Research and Research Statistics are prerequisite to both Advanced Research courses. Students may take one or both of the courses depending on their research interests. (Total core courses 46 units)



PSY 709       Human Development and Archetypes  (4 units)

PSY 708       Human Sexuality: Clinical Considerations*            (4 units)

PSY 730       Psychopathology and Psychopathogenesis **     (4 units)

PSY 749**   Clinical Aspects of Energy Psychology              (4 units)

PSY 750**   Energy Psychology: Foundations & Therapy    (4 units)

PSY 800       Psychology of Personality                     (4 units)

**If there is an equivalent course sequence in energy psychology methods, this can be taken in lieu of that requirement with approval from the Dean and/or Program Director.



PSY 709    Human Development and Archetypes    (4 units)

PSY 736       Psychology of the Chakras                    (4 units)

PSY 749       Clinical Aspects of Energy Psychology              (4 units)

PSY 750       Energy Psychology: Foundations & Therapy    (4 units)

PSY 751       Psychoacoustics                                      (4 units)

PSY 754       Pranic Healing                                          (4 units)

PSY 755       Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT)   (4 units)

PSY 756       Meditation Practice, Guided Imagery, &  Alternative Techniques to Complement                       Psychotherapy                                         (4 units)

PSY 763       Psychology of Shamanism                     (4 units)

PSY 764       Transpersonal Psychology                     (4 units)

PSY 784       Ecopsychology                                        (4 units)

PSY 790       Topics of Special Interest          (4-8 units)

PSY 799       Independent Study              (4-12 units)




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