Program Updates

On behalf of the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling (MTC) Concentration, we wanted to wish you a warm welcome to the new year.  The faculty and I continue to remain excited about your journey in the program and wanted to connect with you to share an update on enhancements that we are making to the department so that you are aware and informed.

What Will Stay the Same

  • Learning Paths Suited to Your Personal Journey. The MTC Concentration will remain one program with two pathways towards degree completion:
    • Residential Program: Our Residential Program is designed for those students who thrive in a learning environment that in primarily in-person with a weekly meeting cadence.  Classes are primarily held in-person on our Nalanda campus in Boulder, Colorado.
    • Low-Residency Program: Our Low-Residency or Hybrid Program is designed for those students who desire a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning.  Students in this learning path experience most of their learning sessions online. You will also continue to engage in Intensives that will occur 3 times a year—Two will remain in-person and one will be held synchronously in a virtual format.
  • Importance of Contemplative Practice in Your Coursework. We will continue to offer a series of courses focused on developing and enhancing your contemplative practice and a future clinical mental health counselor.  You will continue to have courses that focus on mindfulness-based approaches as well as experience the infusion of contemplative approaches throughout all the courses within the curriculum.

What Is New

We are excited to welcome the academic year with adjustments and enhancements that are aimed to support both your current learning and your future path towards licensure:

  • Elective Courses. We are offering several elective options in direct response to your interests as students in expanding your learning and based on licensure requirements.  You will see courses such as Marriage and Family Counseling, Equine Therapy, Black Psychology, and a workshop retreat designed for students in our Residential Program.

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In warmth and support,

Dr. Jhan D. Doughty, Chairperson & Associate Professor,
Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

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