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Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Naropa University

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Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology may be said to have two parents: the 2,500-year-old wisdom tradition of Buddhism and the clinical traditions of Psychology, especially the Humanistic school. Like all offspring it has much in common with both of its parents and yet is uniquely itself at the same time. 

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Overview

Students in the Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology program move through their studies as a cohort. They participate in small and large process groups throughout the program. The group aspect of the program takes mindfulness-awareness practice into relationship and allows students the opportunity to study their relational patterns in real time. Another important aspect of the MA Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology program is the five maitri meditation retreats. Maitri is a Sanskrit term that means “unconditional friendliness to oneself and others,” and this teaching and practice becomes the ground for the total of nine weeks that students spend on retreat. Each retreat has a different focus, beginning with a strong emphasis on sitting meditation, and gradually incorporating practices designed to cultivate relational awareness, compassion, and emotional intelligence. One of these practices, Maitri Space Awareness, was designed by Naropa’s founder, Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, and has become a hallmark of the program.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Opening Retreat 
  • Introduction to Buddhist Psychology 
  • Group Process I 
  • Social and Multicultural Foundations 
  • Maitri I
  • Career Development: Work, Transition, and Path

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

63 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Apply online and pay the $60 nonrefundable application fee. This is the preferred method for applying.
  • An official transcript of a conferred bachelor's degree must be received by the Office of Admissions prior to beginning graduate coursework. 
  • In a three-to-five page, double-spaced essay, please respond to the following, making sure that you respond to each prompt fully: How are you prepared to participate in this learning community, and how would your life and educational goals be reached by attending the Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology program?
  • Your resume/CV 
  • Two letters of recommendation are required.
  • Tuition Fee

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      22560 USD/year
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      22560 USD/year
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