2008-09 Catalog

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Program Description

Integral Psychology

Revised Last Updated: 07/16/2008

Spring quarter

Faculty: Scott Coleman education, psychology

Major areas of study include psychology, transpersonal psychology and counseling.

Class Standing: This all-level program accepts up to 25% freshmen as well as supporting and encouraging those ready for advanced work.

There is a growing acceptance of spirituality in psychology and psychotherapy and a growing understanding within our culture that meditation and other traditional Eastern forms of spiritual practice can support and be supported by psychological science. At the same time, there is an increasing interest in harmonizing the many competing and conflicting theories and practices within the field of Western psychology. In this program we will study the developing theory and practices of integral psychology: an approach for understanding human consciousness that brings together the major spiritual traditions of the East and West, social science research, and the innovations made by contemporary psychoanalytic, humanistic, systemic, and transpersonal psychologies. The study of integral psychology will provide a framework for gaining a comprehensive understanding of a wide variety of approaches to psychological healing and for learning about the potentially powerful relationship between psychological and spiritual practice in support of their common goals of healing and self growth.

Pedagogical practices will include workshops, book seminars, lectures and video, with an emphasis on experiential learning in individual, small and large group formats. The program will explore the field of psychology from an integral (unity-in-diversity) perspective and will consider ways in which the application of integral psychology can provide perspectives on health reform, interpersonal, educational, and social change. Students need to be willing to work with integral psychology theory and self-knowledge through mindfulness, somatic and expressive arts practices in addition to discussion and reading.

Credits: 16 per quarter

Enrollment: 24

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Special Expenses: $20 for art supplies and other materials.

Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in psychology, the health professions, human services and education.

Planning Units: Programs for Freshmen, Society, Politics, Behavior and Change

Program Revisions

Date Revision
July 16th, 2008 Mukti Khanna will not be teaching this program. The narrative and the enrollment numbers have been adjusted.