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Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology

Naropa University

M.A.
24 months
Duration
28400 USD/year
28400 USD/year
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About

Naropa University’s concentration in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology—part of our Clinical Mental Health Counseling master's degree—is a counseling program that grounds itself in the Buddhist contemplative wisdom tradition and includes current humanistic psychological approaches to give you the insight and skills to show up fully for yourself and others.

Overview

Develop insight, connections and skill in your large and small group process classes. Cultivate self awareness through meditation classes and retreats. Discover your inherent compassion to guide others with humility and grace.

Equipped with outstanding mindfulness skills and awareness, Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology alumni go on to become counselors in agency and private practice settings, case managers, and mental health center directors. Alumni earn doctorate degrees, establish new treatment programs, or go on to teach nationally and internationally.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students demonstrate knowledge of core counseling curriculum and proficiency in clinical counseling skills.
  • Students demonstrate professional competence in counseling.
  • Students recognize and point to moments of brilliant sanity in themselves and others.
  • Students articulate core Buddhist teachings.
  • Students integrate their understanding of Buddhist teachings with other counseling and psychology approaches and apply them in their clinical work.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

63 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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
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

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

  • International

    28400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28400 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    28400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28400 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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