The Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization
The Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization (SDP) consists of 17 units of focused coursework training students in integrative psychotherapy. SDP provides a forum for students to investigate, study, and practice tools for personal growth, clinical application, and community wellness found in the intersections between contemporary depth informed psychotherapy, applied classical mindfulness, diversity consciousness, and other frontiers in holistic, non-dualistic theory and practice. SDP students are encouraged to maintain a mindfulness practice of their choosing and are provided opportunities to practice as a community both in classes and through community programs.
The SDP specialization:
- Fosters training in integrative psychotherapy rooted depth psychological and transpersonally informed methods of clinical practice, community service, and global citizenship
- Enhances understanding of intercultural traditions, theories, and practices of the spiritual self development
- Investigates creative intersections between Eastern philosophies of mindfulness and contemporary Western depth-oriented theory and clinical practice
- Offers a venue to explore and research subjective, internal, cultural, and transpersonal aspects of human experience
- Cultivates clinical strategies for dismantling oppressive ideologies, healing early relational and intergenerational trauma, and promoting community empowerment
Offers SDP core classes on a weeknight and workshops normally on Sundays
SDP Specialization Requirements:
|PSY 5210D||Transference/Countertransference: Eros And Psyche||3|
|PSY 5310H||Intercultural Transpersonal and Depth Psychology (PSYCHOLOGY)||3|
|PSY 5330K||Mindfulness in Clinical Practice||3|
|PSY 5940M||Frontiers in Integrative Depth Psychology (PSYCHOLOGY)||3|
|PSY 5310J||Life As Practice: Inner Work, Social Responsibility, and Community Service||2|
Clinical Training: Note, SDP students are expected to apply SDP coursework in their clinical training, however, there are no additional SDP clinical training requirements beyond those contained within the MAP degree.