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Counseling psych from Nocturn

  1. 1. Introduction of Counseling Psychology Brief of Naropa University 清流 MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology http://anseeing.com
  2. 2. Content <ul><li>Think about Becoming Counselor? </li></ul><ul><li>Look for a Program? </li></ul><ul><li>What will you learn in a program? </li></ul><ul><li>Want to get license? </li></ul><ul><li>Naropa University? </li></ul><ul><li>Want to Apply Naropa? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Think about Becoming Counselor? <ul><li>THE PROFESSION working directly with human suffering </li></ul><ul><li>Clarify why you come into this career </li></ul><ul><li>High starting cost and slow payback </li></ul><ul><li>Heavy work, sometimes amazing appreciation, but not high recognition </li></ul><ul><li>Practical vs. Research </li></ul><ul><li>You’ll need to keep learning forever </li></ul>
  4. 4. Look for a Program? <ul><li>Select Orientation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cognitive Behavioral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychoanalysis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humanistic/Existential </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Select Location </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reputation vs. location </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Big State University vs. Small Private University </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Better resources vs. unique experience </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Select Track </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Family and Marriage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School (K-12) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other interest? </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Core Classes <ul><li>Counseling theories and techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Social & Cultural Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Human Growth and Development </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment and Appraisal </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic Psychopathology </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Evaluation </li></ul><ul><li>Professional Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Group Counseling </li></ul>
  6. 6. Other Possible Classes <ul><li>Trauma/Crisis </li></ul><ul><li>Addiction </li></ul><ul><li>Sexuality </li></ul><ul><li>Family & Marriage Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Counseling Children & Adolescence </li></ul><ul><li>Art Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Career Development </li></ul><ul><li>Other specific applications (depending on school) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Licensure <ul><li>Generally 60 credits graduate program </li></ul><ul><li>Practicum </li></ul><ul><li>Internship </li></ul><ul><li>Supervision (Individual/Group) </li></ul><ul><li>Exams </li></ul><ul><li>Post-graduate hours </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s talk about VISA </li></ul>
  8. 8. About Naropa University <ul><li>Private Liberal Art School </li></ul><ul><li>Contemplative/Experiential Education </li></ul><ul><li>Humanistic/Existential Perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Transpersonal: Let’s face the thing called “spirituality” </li></ul><ul><li>Emphasis on Mindfulness/Capability to Face Suffering </li></ul><ul><li>Famous in body-mind-spirit & Buddhist community </li></ul>
  9. 10. Psychology Programs in Naropa <ul><li>MA Contemplative Psychotherapy </li></ul><ul><li>MA Somatic Counseling Psychology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Body Psychotherapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dance/Movement Therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Art Therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Counseling Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wilderness Therapy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>MA Transpersonal Psychology (low-residency) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ecopsychology (low-residency) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Want to Apply Naropa? <ul><li>Fairly easy application process (TOEFL, no GRE required) </li></ul><ul><li>Finish prerequisites before starting </li></ul><ul><li>Get any experience in working with people </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t have to understand transpersonal, but you’d better know who you are and why you’re here </li></ul><ul><li>Try to be emotionally mature before you get in </li></ul><ul><li>Almost no financial support available </li></ul><ul><li>Few international students, definitely no Chinese if you don’t come (pros & cons) </li></ul>
  11. 12. Thank You!

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