Degrees and Certificates
Doctor of Philosophy in Transpersonal Psychology (PhD),Doctor of Philosophy
This course examines the transpersonal psychology’s historical influences at its founding in the 1960s, all the way up to the present day. Psychoanalytic, Jungian, behavioral, existential, cognitive, and humanistic schools of thought will be examined in order to trace their initial and ongoing influences in the field. The course also examines the theories and applications of transpersonal psychology, especially how nonduality, integral holism, and transformational studies have influenced human developmental ideas that utilize the spiritual dimensions of the self to catalyze and quicken the process towards optimal mental health in ways that have proven to benefit individuals, societies, and the environment.
To conclude the Dream Studies certificate, students will write an integration paper and give an artistic presentation in this course. One Zoom session will be scheduled at the beginning of the course where students will have the opportunity to share their insights and experiences in the Dream Studies Certificate program and discuss their ideas for artistic presentations. Students will work on their integration papers and artistic presentations independently during the term. At the end of the term the final Zoom gathering will include all DSC students sharing their artistic presentations. The integration papers and artistic presentations will uniquely express what the students have learned about studying dreams throughout this certificate program at Sofia.
Part I of this two-quarter Research Practicum involves faculty and student collaboration in an original research project on a topic of transpersonal interest. Students actively participate in every phase of the research project, beginning with research design and carrying through with recruiting participants, conducting interviews, administering surveys, analyzing textual data through a thematic content analysis, conduct statistical analyses using SPSS, determine findings from research data and convey them in a scholarly article.