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Integral Counselling Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies

36 months
1242 USD/credit 24840 USD/year
1242 USD/credit 24840 USD/year
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The Integral Counselling Psychology program at California Institute of Integral Studies has trained students in a vision of psychotherapy that combines major spiritual traditions of the East and West and contemporary psychoanalytic, humanistic, systemic, multicultural, and transpersonal psychologies.


As part of California Institute of Integral Studies’ Counseling Psychology department, the Integral Counseling Psychology program adheres to the guidelines of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, while also emphasizing the integral philosophy of the late Haridas Chaudhuri. We define integral as “essential to wholeness” and incorporate this view into therapeutic practice that recognizes all aspects of a person’s being.

Our graduates at California Institute of Integral Studies are trained to become licensed therapists who go on to work in private practice, schools, and non-profit organizations. Our faculty have a variety of research interests, among them ecopsychology, trauma theory, dreams and imagination, mystical practices, work with incarcerated people, LGBTQIA+ and activist communities, psychedelic assisted therapy, and Transpersonal, Jungian, and Gestalt psychologies.

Our Approach

The holistic orientation of the Integral Counselling Psychology program invites students to articulate their personal vision of psychology within modern theoretical approaches. Students benefit from a spiritually-oriented, multicultural, libratory framework for therapy with individuals, groups, couples, and families.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Croup Dynamics and Facilitation 
  • Therapeutic Communication 
  • Psychodynamics 
  • Human Development and the Family 
  • Family Dynamics 
  • Clinical Relationship 
  • Multicultural Counseling 
  • Gestalt Therapy 
  • Professional Ethics and Family Law 
  • Psychopathology and Psychological Assessment 
  • Couples Counseling 
  • Child Therapy 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 3rd application deadline: pending program space availability (after the Feb 15th priority deadline).


60 SCH
  • 60 or 68


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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Online Admissions Application and Submit the Application Fee

  • Submit Your Supporting Materials

  • Submit Your Official Transcripts

  • Minimum GPA: A GPA of 3.0 or higher in previous coursework is required. However, a GPA below 3.0 does not automatically disqualify an applicant and CIIS will consider a prospective student whose GPA is between 2.0 and 3.0. These individuals are required to submit a GPA Statement and are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions to discuss their options.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1242 USD per credit during 36 months.
  • National

    24840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1242 USD per credit during 36 months.

Living costs for San Francisco

2206 - 4119 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Integral Counselling Psychology
California Institute of Integral Studies


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