Clinical Training Program

The MA Psychology: Contemplative Psychotherapy program prepares students to meet the demands of the clinical world. Contemplative psychotherapy students are thoroughly trained in clinical skills and understandings, and in both individual and group psychotherapy techniques.

The nine-month internship in the third year of study provides the opportunity for students to work in specialized areas and is vital to a student’s preparation. During the internship year, students participate in weekly tutorial groups made up of three students and two clinical faculty members.

Using a specially designed contemplative practice called “Body, Speech and Mind,” students foster the ability to fearlessly and gently touch another’s pain. When combined with ongoing meditation practice, these groups cultivate compassion and the ability to be present with others in genuine relationship.

Upon completion of the program, graduates are trained in being able to foster health in themselves and in their clients. They have developed confidence in themselves and in their clinical abilities and are ready to make a meaningful contribution to the well-being of others.