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Clinical Mental Health Counseling - Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
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This concentration is designed for individuals who want an overall orientation to the field of counseling from a transpersonal and humanistic orientation. The program emphasizes experiential learning with a strong focus on presence in the here and now.

About

The 60-credit Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling concentration offers experiential and theoretical study that joins spirituality and psychology through methods such as meditation, Gestalt awareness, psychodynamic approaches, and client-centered therapy. Together, these methods challenge students to deep inner personal exploration as well as focused relational work with others. Exploration of the psychotherapeutic process is balanced with personal reflection and shared observations with peers and instructors. Students choose from a variety of electives, including specialized transpersonal approaches, meditation, couples and family therapy, Jungian psychology, body awareness, and Gestalt therapy. The mindfulness-based transpersonal counseling concentration emphasis on integrating traditional and innovative methods provides students with a rich foundation for future service.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Social and Multicultural Foundations
  • Human Growth and Development 
  • Psychology of Meditation I: Mindfulness Training
  • Counseling & Helping Relationships I 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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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-four page, double-spaced essay, please respond to: How are you prepared to participate in this distinctive community, and how would your life and educational goals be reached by attending the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling program? 
  • Your resume/CV should detail all pertinent academic, employment, and volunteer history with exact dates of participation.
  • Two letters of recommendation are required.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      22560 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22560 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
    • National

      22560 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 22560 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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    Living costs for Boulder

    • 950 - 1350 USD/month
      Living Costs

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