Required Courses

  • Phenomenology of the Face
  • Madness and Society
  • Desperate Styles
  • Issues in Psychotherapy
  • Ethics and Phenomenology
  • Therapeutic Communication
  • The World of the Clinic
  • Therapeutic Skills I: Listening


The practicum grounds academic knowledge and reflection in practical experience. Students begin the practicum in their second year with an agency that matches their interests.

  • Placement in the same agency for a minimum of 9 months.
  • Direct supervision at the agency as well as small group supervision with faculty on campus.
  • Supervision includes detailed clinical analysis

Integration Paper

Second-year students complete an integration paper that combines personal reflection on experience with discussion of relevant literature.

Electives, sample topics                  

  • Therapeutic Approach to Family
  • Working with Groups
  • Cross-cultural Dynamics
  • Gender
  • Play Therapy
  • Phenomenological Research
  • Self Psychology
  • Phenomenology of Therapeutic change
  • Hermeneutics: Interpretive Foundations of Non-Behavioral Psychology
  • Transference and Countertransference
  • The Healing Relationship

Course requirements are maintained by the Office of the Registrar.

Typical 2-year schedule: MAP 72 Credit Scenario

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Professor Steen Halling, one of the program's founders, discusses the practicum experience in the MAP program.

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