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