The Holistic Research Center (HRC) at John F. Kennedy University, funded by the National University System (NUS) Innovation Grant program, gives students, faculty and alumni of the National University System an institutional structure to collaborate on projects, connect to financial and administrative support, and maintain motivation for researching, publishing, and presenting in the holistic mental health field of study.
The HRC currently supports two kinds of projects:
- Researching holistic counseling constructs (for example, meaning in life, mindfulness, and expressive arts interventions, etc.)
- Expanding research methodology toward a more holistic paradigm (for example, embracing quantitative-qualitative mixed methods, exploring depth approaches to pursuing knowledge in the field of mental health, understanding best research practices that impact clinical application of holistic methodology in the field)
The HRC strengthens a 50-year legacy of John F. Kennedy University as a leader in the field of holistic studies. Learn more about the Counseling Psychology – Holistic master's degree and review the current research projects supported by the HRC, including: