The Master of Arts degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Wilderness Therapy Concentration, at Naropa University is one of the rare programs to give you the tools to use nature as a healing medium in a deeply conscious way.
Integrating the necessary theoretical and clinical course work for licensure, contemplative practice, wilderness skills training, and ways to use that training therapeutically, the MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology empowers you to practice psychotherapy in the wild places of the mind and nature.
This intensely experiential degree program gives you ten weeks direct experience in the wilderness, acquiring outdoor survival skills and interventions that make use of the natural world. You will also develop discipline and self-knowledge through therapy and contemplative practice, preparing yourself to help others transform through the beauty and personal challenges encountered in nature.
Transpersonal Counseling Psychology is a holistic school of psychology that not only looks to individual's mental and emotional health but also acknowledges their spiritual well-being and experiences.
Naropa's Wilderness Therapy program is an interdisciplinary, multicultural program that prepares you to practice as a psychotherapist in myriad settings, including wilderness therapy organizations.
As a Wilderness Therapy student, you will: