Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Somatic Psychology
The Somatic Psychology MA program at CIIS is one of only three accredited academic programs in the country that prepares students to use both conventional and body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy.
Students learn a counseling approach that combines traditional practice and understanding with attention to the crucial role of the body in the structure and process of the psyche. The curriculum includes body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy, the cultivation of body/psyche in a variety of non-Western modalities is also explored. Students participate in a vibrant academic community where learning includes both didactic and experiential practices leading to the ability to work with clients holistically and effectively.
About the Program
The Somatic Psychology curriculum includes a carefully supervised practicum counseling experience. Students may apply for training at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, a counseling center devoted to the practice of body-oriented psychotherapy. Students at other practicum sites are supervised by program-approved supervisors.
The 2.5 to 3-year MA program includes weekday classes during Fall and Spring Semesters.
The coursework meets the requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
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