The somatic perspective includes the wisdom and methods of psychoanalytic, experiential, and humanistic orientations and expands them to create a more integrated holistic perspective that includes the body-mind-spirit connection. It trusts in the client’s innate health and bodily wisdom as gateways to healing.
The Somatic Psychology Specialization emphasizes the counselor’s presence, authenticity, and embodiment as central to the therapeutic process. It is one of the few university programs in the world to offer professional training in psychotherapeutic practice from a body-oriented—that is, a somatic—perspective.
- Offers a strong foundation in counseling theory and practice from an integrative, whole-person model
- Curriculum emphasizes the embodiment of personal and cultural beliefs and attitudes
- One of the few Somatic Psychology Master’s level degree programs in the world