PYC 638: Mind-Body Approach MH Couns

Synonym:

56495 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Betsy Taylor

Credits:

3

Seats:

20

Semester:

Fall 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Tuesdays 9/2 - 12/16 (9:00AM-11:29AM)

Description:

Restricted to CMHC III and SA/AC III students; others by written permission of Program Director provided to the Registrar145s Office via FirstClass.
Prerequisite: Completion of CMHC II courses and internship.

This course explores the application of the principles of mind-body psychology and mindfulness meditation to the practice of mental health counseling. Theoretical knowledge in the areas of state dependent memory and psychoneuroimmunology will be accompanied by training through visualization, music, art and hypnosis. The course provides a knowledge and experience base in a developing area, providing short-term treatment in major medical centers and other settings. One half hour daily meditation practice is required. Some knowledge of physiology and mind-body therapies (bio-energetics, polarity therapy, hypnosis, etc.) is helpful but not required.