Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration

MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

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 engage in 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. 

The Residential program starts in August on campus in Boulder, Colorado and is completed within three years.

Requirements for 3-year on-campus program

First year, fall

  • CNST610 Social and Multicultural Foundations (3)
  • CNST620 Human Growth and Development (3)
  • CNST621 Psychology of Meditation I: Mindfulness Training (3)
  • CNST631 Counseling & Helping Relationships I (3)

First year, spring

  • CNST661 Counseling & Helping Relationships II (3)
  • CNST670 Transpersonal Psychology (3)
  • CNST700 Assessment (3)
  • CNST720 Meditation Practicum I: Cultivating Awareness (1)

First year, summer

  • Electives: Intensives and/or others (0–3)

Second year, fall

  • CNSM601 Gestalt I: Awareness (3)
  • CNST671 Psychology of Meditation II: Applications of Counseling (2)
  • CNSM751 Group Counseling: Lecture—Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling (1)
  • CNSM752 Group Counseling: Experiential—Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling (2)
  • CNST790 Counseling Practicum (3)

Second year, spring

  • CNSM651 Gestalt II: Experiment (3)
  • CNST710 Research and Program Evaluation (3)
  • CNST740 Diagnostic Psychopathology (2)
  • CNST770 Meditation Practicum II: Developing Compassion (1)
  • Elective(s) (0–3)

Second year, summer

  • Electives: Intensives and/or others (0–3)
  • CNSG871 Extended Internship I (0)

Third year, fall

  • CNSM801 Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice I: Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling (2)
  • CNSM871 Internship I: Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling (2)
  • Elective(s) (0–3)

Third year, spring

  • CNST711 Career Development (3)
  • CNSM802 Professional Counseling Orientation and Ethical Practice II: Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling (2)
  • CNSM891 Internship II: Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling (2)
  • Elective(s) (0–3)

Third year, summer

  • CNSG891 Extended Internship II (0)

Total Credits: 60

Body awareness course (2 credits) may be taken at any time.