MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy Concentration


The Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy concentration (a 60-credit, three-year program) synthesizes clinical and theoretical course work in counseling, transpersonal psychology, contemplative practice, ecotherapy, adventure therapy, and ecopsychology. The first year, students study the theoretical foundations of counseling and transpersonal psychology, wilderness therapy, counseling skills, and diversity awareness. 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. In the third year, students complete an internship and a capstone project. Support for the internship year comes via classes that are partially online and partially residential. Students can expect to return to campus twice a semester in their third year of study. Courses that combine online work and on-campus intensives each semester support the internship experience and the completion of the capstone project.