Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

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Transpersonal Counseling Psychology is the holistic study of psychology—encompassing mind, heart, body, and soul.

As a graduate student of Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, you will not only explore human mental and emotional health, but you will also delve into intuition, mystical experiences, different states of consciousness, and the nature of creativity, to help clients—and yourself—live the most joyous life possible.

Naropa is currently enrolling students in the MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program for Fall 2016. Request Information about Naropa MA & MFA Degree Programs!

Choose from Two Transpersonal Psychology Counseling Concentrations:

Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
Wilderness Therapy

  • Complete a 30-hour Counseling Experiential with your own psychotherapist to acquire knowledge of yourself and the therapeutic relationship.
  • Learn mindfulness and meditation techniques to build self-awareness and the ability to be in the moment with your clients.
  • Hone your counseling skills during your second-year counseling practicum in a community-based agency.
  • Complete a four-day, three-night vision/fasting quest, soloing in Colorado’s backcountry.
  • Develop a strong sense of community with your cohort as well as increase your awareness of how you function in a group setting.
  • Participate in a 700-hour supervised internship in a community-based setting.

Naropa Community Counseling Center

Serve the Boulder community as a supervised intern during your third year of graduate study at the Naropa Community Counseling Center. Offering contemplative and mindful healing services, the center makes cutting-edge psychotherapy affordable by providing it to low- and middle-income people on a sliding fee basis.

Three Years

The Master of Arts program in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology is a 60-credit, three-year program that offers theoretical grounding in transpersonal psychology along with rigorous clinical and mindfulness training.

MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Sample Courses

Meet Transpersonal Counseling Psychology Faculty

“From the beginning of our students arriving, we ask them to stretch and risk. When we are in the area of risk, we are actually learning at a higher level. So we ask them to really risk.”

Carla Clements, PhD

Carla Clements, PhD
Chair of the M.A. in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program

Core Faculty


Alumni Highlights

“The Wilderness Therapy training at Naropa taught me how to be a therapist within the medium I was most comfortable. Having spent 10 years in Wilderness Therapy industry, outdoor education, recreation/wellness planning and natural resource conservation, I had outdoor jobs for 10 years prior to coming to Naropa. My Wilderness Therapy education allowed me to stay connected and grounded in the environment I knew best while I was learning how to be a therapist.”

S.E. Rafferty, M.A. 2008, L.P.C., L.A.C.
Clinical Manager at the Center for Change, Boulder, Colorado
Contract Therapist
Healing Quest, Boulder, Colorado

About Naropa

Naropa University is a private, liberal arts institution offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Naropa University is a leader in contemplative education, an approach that integrates Eastern wisdom studies and traditional Western scholarship. Naropa University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Study in beautiful Boulder, Colorado!

Naropa is currently enrolling students in the MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology program. Request Information about Naropa MA & MFA Degree Programs!