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 5210DTransference/Countertransference: Eros And Psyche3
PSY 5310HIntercultural Transpersonal and Depth Psychology (PSYCHOLOGY)3
PSY 5330KMindfulness in Clinical Practice3
PSY 5940MFrontiers in Integrative Depth Psychology (PSYCHOLOGY)3
PSY 5310JLife As Practice: Inner Work, Social Responsibility, and Community Service2
SDP Electives3

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.