Wilderness Therapy Concentration

MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology

The Wilderness Therapy concentration (a 60-credit, three-year program) synthesizes clinical and theoretical course work in counseling psychology, contemplative practice, adventure therapy, and ecopsychology. The first year, students study the theoretical foundations of transpersonal counseling psychology, wilderness therapy, and a variety of counseling skills. Second-year classes are woven through a series of intensives, primarily in outdoor and wilderness settings, integrating therapeutic practice with environmental awareness and outdoor skills. The third year, students complete an internship. Courses that combine online work and an on-campus intensive each semester support the internship experience and the completion of the research project.