California Institute of Integral Studies

School of Professional Psychology and Health

Somatic Psychology


1453 Mission Street

San Francisco, CA 94103

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Somatic Psychology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Somatic Psychology concentration at CIIS is one of three accredited academic programs in the United States that prepares students to use both conventional and body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy.

Students learn a counseling approach that combines traditional practice and understanding with attention to the crucial role of the body in the structure and process of the psyche. Students participate in a vibrant academic community where learning includes both didactic and experiential practices leading to the ability to work with clients holistically and effectively.

Students are introduced to various body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy, and the cultivation of body/psyche in a variety of non-Western modalities is also explored. The Somatic Psychology curriculum includes a carefully supervised practicum counseling experience. Students may apply for training at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, which is a counseling center devoted to practicing body-oriented psychotherapy.

Students at other practicum sites are supervised by program-approved supervisors

The coursework meets the requirements for licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) or as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).


Accredited by: Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100 Alameda, CA 94501 (510) 748-9001 Fax: (510) 748-9797 Email:

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 60 semester units

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 1031 USD

In State Tuition (per year): 20793 USD

Out State Tuition (per year): 20793 USD

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999

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