PSY39200: Clinical Psychology Theory and Research—Spiritual Applications

Credits 3
This course offers an introduction to transpersonal and spiritual perspectives in clinical psychology. Students will examine the history, theory, research, and practice of these approaches to clinical psychology. The course includes both theoretical and experiential work, as well as an examination of the evidence-base for these approaches. The course will explore how philosophies and perspectives that offer an integrative or holistic account of reality, as contrasted with the rational materialist philosophy implicit in scientific psychology, might impact contemporary psychological concepts. In addition, consideration will be given to models of human development that propose stages of maturation beyond standard notions of ego development.