May 30, 2024  
University Catalog 2023-2024 
University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinical Psychology, Spiritual and Depth Psychology Specialization, MA

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MA in Clinical Psychology: Marriage and Family Therapy, Spiritual and Depth Psychology
 AU Los Angeles
Credits for Degree: 90 quarter credits
Standard Mode of Instruction: Classroom
Standard time to completion: 48 months

Program Overview

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

Current Tuition and Fees

University Tuition and Fees  

MAP Clinical Psychology Core

3 units in SDP Electives

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.

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