Prescott College

Department of Counseling Psychology

Somatic Psychology



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. in Counseling Psychology

Format: Online

Program Description:

This concentration prepares students for licensure and also provides a complement to the student’s training program of choice in body/mind psychotherapy. Somatic psychology offers a powerful way to access material that cannot be accessed verbally. Our bodies carry within them our stories and our history. It is through this work that one can become aware of these stories and re-create them to provide for healing, growth, and positive change in one’s life. Insight in ourselves that is stuck in our bodies can provide useful tools to re-structuring and re-framing one’s habitual patterns in life. This five-semester concentration includes theory and praxis, preparing graduates for licensure as Professional Counselors (LPC) or Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT) in the state of Arizona. Students may adjust the design of their program to meet the certification or licensure requirements of other states and provinces. The program requires that a student obtain expertise in a body/mind modality prior to, during, or after enrollment at Prescott College. It is expected that this expertise be in reputable training programs such as the Rubenfeld Synergy training or Rising Phoenix yoga training, etc. These programs will be approved by the MAP faculty and must have standards of practice, an ethical code, and a national board, and be respected in the field of body/mind psychotherapy. Prescott College encourages students to explore the full range of effective, cutting-edge practices developing in the field of somatic psychology. MAP faculty work with student sand their advisors to encourage integration of best practices as students develop their personal style and mastery. Required courses for the somatic psychology concentration include: history and theory of somatic psychology; standards of practice/ethical issues in somatic psychology; somatic assessment and movement analysis; recent literature and research in somatic psychology; history and practice of movement therap


The College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): 16440 USD

Classification: Master's College or University II

Locale: Small City

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