2017-2018 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Holistic Psychology - Bachelor of Arts (30 credits)

(30 credits plus 13 credits of professional / experiential learning)

The liberal arts major in Holistic Psychology is designed to offer students a foundation in the study of psychology from a holistic perspective. Grounded in the concept that mind, body, and spirit are integrally connected, and in cross-cultural perspectives students gain an understanding of topics in psychology including methodology, states of consciousness, perception, cognition, and identity. This major prepares students for entry-level positions in a number of human services settings where counseling and/or art therapy or expressive arts therapy skills are necessary. It is also designed to prepare students for entry into Master's programs in Psychology or Counseling.

Students choose one of the following tracks: Counseling; Art Therapy; or Expressive Arts Therapy.

To successfully meet the requirements of the Holistic Psychology major, students will:

• demonstrate the ability to utilize theories of Holistic Psychology in order to understand the ways that mind, body and spirit are integrally connected.

• develop the capacity to utilize cross cultural and global perspectives to understand psychological well-being and distress.

• meet pre-professional competencies in holistic practices, such as yoga, mindfulness, and somatic healing through coursework and internship experience.

• be able to utilize, critically assess, and apply traditional approaches to psychological research to the practices within the field of Holistic Psychology.

Degree Requirements

I. Required Core (24 Credits):

CPSYC 1451Holistic Approach to Healing

3

CPSYC 1201Cross-Cultural Psychology

3

CPSYC 2433Cognitive Psychology

3

CPSYC 3405Abnormal Psychology

3

CPSYC 3410Ecopsychology

3

CPSYC 3451Holistic Psychology

3

CPSYC 4451Seminar in Holistic Psychology

3

CSOCS 3444Research Methods in the Social Sciences

3

There is a minimum grade requirement of "C" in both CSOCS 3444 and CPSYC 4451 to complete the major.

Recommended Liberal Arts Foundation Math choice course,  CMATH 1522 Introduction to Statistics, should be taken prior to CSOCS 3444 Research Methods in the Social Sciences.

II. Mind (3 Credits) Choose ONE:

CPSYC 1401Lifespan Development

3

CPSYC 2403Theories of Personality

3

Note: Students planning on going to graduate school in psychology should take both these courses.

III. Choose ONE course from either a Body Focus or a Spirit Focus (3 Credits).

Body Focus:

CBIOL 2502Essentials of Health

3

CBIOL 2203Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab

4

CBIOL 2602Applied Nutrition

3

CHLTH 3310Complementary, Integrative and Alternative Medicine

3

Spirit Focus:

CRELS 2330World Religions

3

CSOCS 3452Yoga: Theory, Culture and Practice

3

CPSYC 4405Transpersonal Psychology

3

CPSYC 4452Psychology of Yoga: East Indian Understanding of Mind, Self and Society

3

IV. Choose ONE course from the FOCUS not chosen in Category III (3 Credits).

Body Focus:

CEXTH 3402Expressive Movement and Somatic Psychology

3

CEXTH 3404Nia: Mind-Body Movement

3

CPSYC 2451Yoga for Mental and Emotional Health

3

GEXTH 5029Body-Oriented Psychotherapy With Adults

3

GEXTH 6400Holistic Approach to Pain and Stress

3

GEXTH 6412Yoga and Therapeutic Touch

3

GEXTH 6208Community and Therapeutic Applications of Drumming

3

GEXTH 6259Movement and Healing: Dance Therapy with Adults

3

Spirit Focus:

CPSYC 2453Mindfulness and Mental Health

3

CEXTH 3302Writing from the Body

3

GEXTH 5038Spirituality: Resource for Psychological & Social Well-Being

3

GEXTH 6019Storytelling and Healing: A Lifespan Approach

3

GEXTH 6020Music, Imagery and Psychotherapy

3

GEXTH 6208Community and Therapeutic Applications of Drumming

3

GEXTH 6255Jungian Dance and Drama Therapy

3

GEXTH 6412Yoga and Therapeutic Touch

3

V. Professional/ Experiential Component (7 Credits):

CPSYC 1551Foundations and Systems in the Helping Professions

3

CPSYC 2551Concepts & Skills in Professional Practice

4

There is a minimum grade requirement of "C" in both of these internship courses required to complete the major.

VI. Choose ONE of the following tracks (each track includes a 6-credit internship):

Counseling Track:

CPSYC 2421Introduction to Counseling

3

CCOUN 3601Counseling Internship and Seminar I

6

There is a minimum grade requirement of "C" in CCOUN 3601 to complete the major.

Art Therapy Track:

CARTH 2423Principles of Art Therapy

3

CARTH 3501Art Therapy Internship and Seminar I

6

There is a minimum grade requirement of "C" in CARTH 3501 to complete the major. 

Expressive Arts Therapy Track:

CEXTH 2623Principles of Expressive Arts Therapy

3

CEXTH 3801Expressive Arts Therapy Internship and Seminar I

6

There is a minimum grade requirement of "C" in CEXTH 3801 to complete the major.