MAPS: Educational Programs and Institutions

Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool, England Programmes of Study: MSc Programme (180 Credits) The Programme Team agrees with the view of the British Psychological Society, which holds that a student awarded a MSc in any branch of psychology should have a sound grasp of appropriate methodology and of data-handling skills. Therefore the MSc in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology is underpinned by an emphasis on skills of psychological investigation. Accordingly, students study a module (PSYCTM011) that examines the research methods used in the areas of consciousness studies and transpersonal psychology. These will include both quantitative and qualitative methodologies. All students must also produce a thesis and deliver a research seminar (PSYCTM006) in order to be awarded the degree of MSc. The thesis in particular provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate their grasp of the research principles appropriate to this intellectual level. Diploma Programme (120 Credits) Students enrolling for the Postgraduate Diploma in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology will normally omit the Transpersonal Research Methods module (PSYCTM011) and the Thesis (PSYCTM006). It is envisaged that a typical student aiming for a Postgraduate Diploma in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology will be interested in the subject matter and philosophy of the programme but will either lack the required psychological background and training, or may simply not be interested in pursuing empirical research. The programme has been specifically designed with a view to attracting individuals from a variety of backgrounds because their diverse experience may be expected to enrich the overall value of the programme for all students. Certificate Programme (60 Credits) The Postgraduate Certificate in Consciousness and Transpersonal Psychology may be completed in a minimum of one year part-time. It is offered for those students who do not wish to commit themselves to a longer period of study or for those who wish only to examine the bases of consciousness and transpersonal psychology. It is also available as a “fall back” award for those students who are unable to complete the Postgraduate Diploma. Normally students enrolling for the PGCert will study PSYCTM001 (Approaches to Consciousness) and PSYCTM003 (The Emergence of Self), together with one other 20-credit optional module.

The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology Palo Alto, CA The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology is a private, non-sectarian graduate school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges to offer MA and the PhD Degrees. For over twenty-five years the Institute has remained a leader at the forefront of psychological research and education, probing the mind, body, spirit connection. The Institute’s challenging and transformative educational paradigm has attracted students from all over the world. The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology distinguishes itself by providing:

  • Educational paradigm stressing a holistic approach to psychotherapy.
  • Experiential integration of coursework with emphasis on body, mind and spirit connections.
  • Cutting edge research opportunities with leaders in the field of transpersonal psychology.
  • Supportive and on-going learning community of distinguished faculty and visiting scholars.
  • Classroom environment that honors dialogue and creative expression.
  • Dynamic on-line/distance-learning opportunities utilizing the personal mentor system.
  • Evening master’s program for working adults.

Alumni carry their ITP education into a large and diverse spectrum of disciplines such as clinical therapy, teaching, business, research and many other fields. ITP provides the most recent information on career, work and professional opportunities for graduates, and offers personal sketches of alumni as well. The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology 744 San Antonio Road Palo Alto CA 94303 You may contact us by phone at: 650-493-4430 650-493-6835 (fax) Or email: Please remember to write your name, address and phone number in your email message!

California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco, CA Our MissionThe California Institute of Integral Studies is an accredited institution of higher learning and research that strives to embody spirit, intellect, and wisdom in service to individuals, communities, and the Earth. The Institute’s Seven Ideals: 1. Practices an integral approach to learning and research The Institute facilitates the integration of body-mind-spirit. It values the emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, somatic, and social dimensions of human potentiality. Students are encouraged to take an interdisciplinary approach to learning by complementing their specialized program of study with courses in other departments. 2. Affirms spirituality The Institute is committed to the study and practice of multiple spiritual traditions and to their expression and embodiment throughout all areas and activities of the Institute community. 3. Commits to cultural diversity Promoting a dialogue of difference, the curriculum reflects a commitment to the diversity of the world’s cultures and spiritual traditions while seeking their holistic integration. 4. Fosters multiple ways of learning and teaching The Institute honors many learning modalities and ways of knowingÐintuition, body-knowledge, creative expression, intellect, and spiritual insight. 5. Advocates feminism and sustainability The Institute embraces intellectual, cultural, and spiritual traditions which further the effectiveness of emancipatory movements such as feminism, social and political liberation, cultural self-expression, and ecological activism. 6. Supports community Community at the Institute is understood to be founded upon an underlying core of values which affirm shared understandings and differences, scholarly efforts, and humane concerns. Such community is a vital part of the Institute’s effort to provide an effective, visionary, and nurturing environment for study and training. 7. Strives for an integral and innovative governance The Institute recognizes the importance of a mode of governance which would eliminate, or at least reduce, the polarities and fragmentation which typically plague institutions. As with other ideals, integral governance is difficult both to formulate and to practice. This ideal stands among the seven as a constant challenge and encouragement to try new forms, procedures, criteria, and language as aids to a more shared and collaborative decision making process. For General Inquiries (415)575-6100 You will reach our voicemail system. To speak to a receptionist during business hours, press “0”. For information on all academic programs: Admissions Office (415)575-6150

New College of Florida Alma Mater of Richard Doblin, PhD, MAPS President New College 5700 N. Tamiami Trail Sarasota, FL 34243 Public, residential liberal arts college granting the Bachelor of Arts degree. Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Liberal Arts (BA/LA) institution. History: The nationally-recognized honors college became the 11th entity in the State University System of Florida on July 1, 2001. Founded in 1960 as a private college for academically talented students, New College made the transition to a public honors college in 1975 through a merger with the State of Florida System which resulted in its affiliation with the University of South Florida as “New College of USF.” Today, as a separate and independent public honors college established by the Florida Legislature, New College of Florida retains the distinctive academic program and high standards which make it a college of choice for students who can manage the
freedom and responsibility for designing their own education. Enrollment: 647 students, all full-time; 70% Florida residents for tuition purposes. Admission: Highly competitive (one of only 53 colleges, and the only Florida college, selected for Barron’s Guide to the Most Competitive Colleges, 1999 Edition). Located on beautiful Sarasota Bay, off the Gulf of Mexico next to the historic John & Mable Ringling Mansion and Museum (near the Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport).

State University of West Georgia, Psychology Department Department Orientation: The State University of West Georgia Psychology Department is unique in that our theoretical roots are in the humanistic psychology and transpersonal psychology traditions. Our courses move from the expression of such classically humanistic concerns as the centrality of human, subjective experience in psychology, a wholistic approach toward psychological life, toward human growth and development and the extension of human potential all the way to its transpersonal and spiritual horizons, toward the meaning of genuine community and sociality, the coming to know and the acceptance of one’s own authentic individuality, and the myriad ways through which growth, development, and self-actualization are shown, are limited, and are transformed. Contact Information: For more information or assistance concerning the UWG Department of Psychology, please email or call (770-836-6510) our secretary, Ms. Morgen East. For information pertaining to the graduate program in psychology at West Georgia, please see our Graduate Program Information Page or contact Kaki Hodges, our Graduate Student Coordinator by email or by phone at (770) 836-6510 or (770) 836-6511.

Multidisciplinary Approaches to Psychedelic Scholarship (MAPS) Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Northern Illinois University, DeKaIb, Illinois, where he has taught courses on transpersonal, mind-body, psychedelic, and consciousness topics. Contact: Thomas Roberts Department of Educational Psychology Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL 60115 Email: Website:

Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center 450 Pacific Ave., 3rd Floor San Francisco, CA 94133 (800) 825-4480 Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center was founded in 1971 as an at-distance graduate school serving mid-career professionals. It has a current enrollment of 400 Masters and Doctoral students, both domestic and international. The mission of Saybrook is to provide a creative environment for graduate study in psychology, organizational systems and human science. Saybrook is dedicated to understanding and enhancing human experience and fostering the full expression of the human spirit and humanistic values in society. Saybrook does not have a campus. We have extensive on-line and borrowing resources for students.

Center for Humanistic Studies (CHS) 40 E. Ferry, Detroit, Michigan 48202-3802 Phone: (313) 875-7440 Fax: (313) 875-2610 Library (313) 875-8308 CHS offers an M.A. and a Psy. D. in Humanistic and Clinical Psychology. CHS is open to the qualitative study of the psychedelic experience.

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