Message from the Dean

June 27, 2017




Happy almost summer! It is that time again – Summer registration is June 19-June 23. The Summer quarter begins June 3. We have a lot of exciting offerings.


Ultimately, it is up to you to determine if you are meeting your program requirements from the courses in the catalog. However, we are happy to guide you so please contract your program director for specific guidance – that would be:

  • for psychology;

  • Thomas Brophy at

  • JiHyang_Padma@cihs.edufor Comparative Religion and Philosophy.

*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.

Human Development and Archetypes – Tamara Goldsby, requirement all psychology students

Aging, Long Term Care and Grief-Sam Aganov Requirement licensure track psychology
Psy 719 Dx in Clinical Psychology  – Roger Cavnaugh. Highly recommended by the Board of Psychology for licensure track students.

BIS 422/PSY756 Meditation, Guided Imagery, & Alternative Treatments to Complement Psychotherapy-Michelle Dexter. Open to all programs as an elective.

Introduction to Mixed Methods Qualitative and Quantitative Research – Ron Strader, MA requirement all programs.

Paradigms of Health and Disease – Mali Burgess, requirement for Integral Health (or Integral Perspectives on Health). This course is entirely online.

Psy 749 Clinical Aspects of Energy Psychology — Michelle Dexter. Required for all Integral Psychology students and can be an elective for those in other programs.
Academic Writing for the Human Sciences  (online; required for new students unless waived by their Program Director)-Ji Hyang Padma-


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.


Toward a Superconsciousness-Rick Jelusich. Online and counts toward spiritual education requirement.

Electrophysiology & Biofeedback *Certification Option Available, Gaetan Chevalier and Thomas Brophy; lab class on campus.

TOS: Forefront Consciousness & Healing Research Reports from the Field
, July 8 and July 9,–Thomas Brophy-2 units for our annual summer conference. There will be full attendance and a paper due at the end for academic credit.


Topic of Special Interest: ECOPSYCHOLOGY – Sharon Mijares. Online. Elective all programs.

Please let your program directors know if you have specific questions. If these courses sounded interesting to you and you are thinking about embarking on this unusual graduate education, please email or

We look forward to helping you find your academic home that honors the integration of science and spirituality.



Hope Umansky, PhD

Dean of Academic Affairs

Director, Psychology Program


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