Course Schedule

Summer Quarter 2017

July 3 ~ September 9, 2017

Registration Week: June 19-23, 2017

Holidays: Independent Day 7/4, Labor Day 9/4



Course Title


Units (BA)

Start Date

Day & Time

PSY/IH/CRP 680/790

LP 530/730

BIS 208


On Campus

TOS: Forefront Consciousness & Healing Research Reports from the Field


Brophy 2 (2.5) 7/8 Saturday, 7/8: 8:30 am –6 pm

Social hours: 6 pm –7 pm

Sunday,7/9: 8:30 am –5:30 pm


PSY/IH/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 7/3 Mondays

7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 & 9/4

PSY/IH 609/709

BIS 309




Human Development and Archetypes Goldsby 4
Meeting TBD
PSY 650/715



Aging, Long term Care and Grief Aganov 4 7/3 Mondays

7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 & 9/4

PSY 612/719




Diagnosis in Clinical Psychology / Psychodiagnosis and its Treatment Cavnaugh 4 7/3 Mondays

7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 & 9/4

PSY 756

IH 565/756

CRP 679/743

BIS 422



Meditation, Guided Imagery, and Alternative Treatments to Complement Psychotherapy Dexter 4 7/4 Tuesdays

7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/2, 8/15, 8/22, 8/29 &9/5

PSY/IH 505

CRP 613



Introduction to Mixed Methods Qualitative and Quantitative Research Strader 4 7/7 Fridays

7/7, 7/14, 7/21, 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25, 9/1 & 9/8


LP 527/710
Paradigms of Health and Disease Burgess 4 TBA To be arranged with instructor
PSY/IH 649/749



BIS 349

Clinical Aspects of Energy Psychology

*Integral Psych core requirement; elective all programs

Dexter 4(5) 7/3 Mondays

7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 & 9/4

PSY/LP 504/704

IH 680/790

Toward A Superconsciousness Jelusich 4  TBD
LP 620



Electrophysiology & Biofeedback

*Certification Option Available

Chevalier & Brophy 4  TBD
PSY 784

IH/CRP 680/790

LP 530/730



Ecopsychology Mijares 4 7/3 Mondays

7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 & 9/4



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.


Course Descriptions


TOS: Forefront Consciousness & Healing Research Reports from the Field



Human Development and Archetypes 

This required course for all psychology (both clinical and integral students) provides a foundation in the twelve core archetypes and modes of human development that manifest across the entire lifespan, from childhood to old age. This course will contain academic review of all the human stages of development, how the archetypes may affect their clients and themselves via transference/counter-transference, and will include a process of academic and self discovery.  Students will take a guided tour of self-discovery into the primary archetypes that may be driving forces (often unconscious) in their lives. They will be able to utilize experiential course exercises in their practice and will have explored the relevant clinical literature on human development and archetypes. Additionally, discussion of archetypes linked to the seven major chakras will also assist students in their client’s and their own self-discovery and self-improvement. (4 units)


Academic Writing the Human Sciences *Required for all entering MA and PhD students.

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.


Diagnosis in Clinical Psychology / Psychodiagnosis and its Treatment

Getting to know the person who comes to us for help is the foundation for all that we do as healing professionals. The way we answer the questions of how to integrate our direct experience of the client, our intuitive knowing, and accumulated clinical wisdom so that we have the language and categories to conceptualize  and understand our client’s problems, communicate with the client as well as other professionals,  and formulate our treatment objectives directly impacts our ability to be an effective professional.  Combining empirical and rational approaches with our inner knowing, our innate sensitivity and our capacity to be present with another is an art that must be grounded in our concrete experience of our client, and for that reason this course emphasizes case studies and the students own experiences in formal and informal relationships.  We also examine the controversies over the increasing number of diagnostic categories, medicalization of non-extreme behaviors, and influence of the pharmaceutical industry in the DSM5; look into debates over what is normal behavior, what is pathological and the accuracy and utility of certain diagnostic categories; and explore the value of insights from typical assessment strategies to develop our capacity for diagnosis. In addition, we take into account the revolution in psychotherapy and medicine, both of which are integrating eastern understandings with our western tradition, to see how we can best bring together meditative, contemplative and energetic approaches to treatment into our assessments.


Aging, Long term Care and Grief

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.


Meditation, Guided Imagery, and Alternative Treatments to Complement Psychotherapy

In the last decade, the field of psychotherapy has transformed to recognize and include alternative forms of treatment to reduce or alleviate depression, anxiety, trauma, to name a few of the presenting complaints of patients. The role of these alternative treatments plays an integral part of a treatment plan, including teaching appropriate self-care. They are an essential part of the healing art of psychotherapy.


Introduction to Mixed Methods 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. Quantitative research is essentially deductive and confirms hypotheses using statistical analysis. It issued mostly in experimental and correlation designs to establish relationships between variables. It is a traditional model of evaluating studies based on statistics. Steps in the research process for both approaches will be reviewed, focusing on sampling, collection, and analysis of data.


Paradigms of Health and Disease

In this course paradigms of health are comparatively explored. Approaches considered include shamanism, Ayurveda, Taoist practices, Tibetan medicine, cross-cultural processes, self-healing, complimentary and holistic approaches, and preventative, vibrational, and energy medicine. The course explores how the healing power of nature and the deepening of awareness can enliven healing potential, and support the natural state of health.


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.


Toward a Superconsciousness

There are many steps in spiritual evolution. The course will provide the moral training of Yama and Niyama as a preparatory step. The next step is balancing Ki energy and pranayama practice to experience the life-force energy (prana) pervading the Universe. Through meditation, practitioners can attain energy balance, and through the state of no thought and imagery (shunya), practitioners may be able to trust God in all aspects of life and death. At this point, one is lifted to a higher dimension. Astral projection or karana projection may occur, and one can awaken to the spiritual dimension and experience Samadhi or unification with the astral or karana spirit(s). In the course, practitioners learn to achieve ESP or PK enabling them to control material phenomena with psychic power. Teaching will be given on the subtle ego possession of these states, how to avoid egocentrism, and attain unification with the karana state to become egoless. This is a function of superconsciousness where it is possible to love others with compassion and help society. This creative power can be used to improve both the spiritual and material world. In the karana state, superconsciousness awakens as true self.


Electrophysiology & Biofeedback

Basic principles of psychophysiology and biofeedback are reviewed. Included in this review are the physiological monitoring, measurement, and feedback of electromyography (EMG), photoplethysmography (PPG), galvanic skin response (GSR), heart and respiration rates as well as peripheral body temperature training for lowered arousal. The Apparatus for Meridian Identification (AMI) and other electrophysiological equipment are briefly covered. The use of this equipment for diagnostics and biofeedback procedures will be discussed along with hands-on technical training. A laboratory fee of $120 is required.


TOS: Ecopsychology

Ecopsychology is an emerging field that explores the interrelationship between humans and the natural world. It seeks to awaken us to the illusion of separation exists between self and nature. It suggests that by rediscovering our connection with all things, we can begin the process of psychological and ecological healing. This includes effective environmental education and action, ecotherapy, promotion of sustainability, healing and influences of encounters with wilderness and nearby nature, and sacred dimensions of human-nature relationships.




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