Exploring Transformative Counseling

Regis University’s post-graduate certificate in Transformative Counseling focuses on the complex psychological processes required for change.
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Transformative Counseling Post-Graduate Certificate

Degree Overview

Offered on-campus, the post-graduate certificate in Transformative Counseling (TC) evaluates issues of meaning, values and a just existence from a community and cultural perspective. The TC courses highlight the communal nature of the world and the powerful influences of both inherited and evolving cultural and ecological realities and narratives. The stories that shape us and the stores we create directly impact the psychological wellbeing of individuals, families and communities. The TC curriculum looks to human imagination, feeling, intuition and community dialog as essentials in addressing the basic mental health needs of our times.

The certificate is a planned program of study which includes 18 graduate credits (six courses). Certificate course work is offered in evening or weekend intensive formats so that students may complete the course work within one calendar year. This certificate is designed for community professionals with a master’s degree in counseling or closely related area of clinical psychotherapy who meet the requirements for admission to the certificate program.

Current graduate students in the Master of Arts in Counseling and Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy programs may also be admitted to the TC certificate program concurrently during their master’s degree coursework. The TC certificate cannot be awarded to current students until the semester following graduation from the master’s degree program and completion of the certificate coursework.

Total Credit Requirements: 18 credit hours

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Program Requirements

 Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 18.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Post-Graduate Cert. in Transformative Counseling

MCPY 674 - Grief Therapy and Life Transitions

Explores life transitions and grief therapy as a necessary psychological experience for personal and communal transformation. Examines various clinical approaches and techniques through primary texts, demonstrations, case study and role play. Additional NOTE: Graduate Counseling students only.

MCPY 676 - Ecopsychology: Transformative Perspect

Explores and imagines the transformative possibilities of the earth-human relationship and the psychological and spiritual well being of individuals, families, communities, and the world. Applies transformative, clinical and eco-psychological perspectives. NOTE: Graduate counseling students only.

Pre-requisite: MCPY*610

MCPY 681 - Transformative Counseling: Depth Perspct

Introduces Transformative Counseling. Explores transformative processes through imagination and dreaming. Includes Jungian-based readings, film, journaling, image and dream work, role play, expressive arts, and demonstrations in class. NOTE: Graduate counseling students only.

MCPY 682 - Personal Mythology and Narrative

Examines how the personal life story gives symbolic form to a person's core values and meaning. Emphasizes the relationship between personal stories, myths and therapeutic, transformative processes. NOTE: Graduate counseling students only.

MCPY 683 - Approaches to Dream Work

Explores the value that dream images, symbols, and motifs have for clinical practice for personal, cultural, and ecological transformation. Examines Jungian, Freudian, and Archetypal theories and applications of dream work. NOTE; Graduate counseling students only.

MCPY 687 - Cult Narratives: Lit/Myths/Fairy Tales

Explores the role of imagination in fashioning the narrative and transformative patterns of our daily lives. Identifies traditional and universal themes which appear in cultural, political, ecological and personal texts. NOTE: Graduate counseling students only.

How to Apply

Prerequisites for Counseling Post-Graduate Academic Certificate Programs

  • Completion of a master’s degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy or a closely related clinical field from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university.
  • Completion of a clinical internship within the master’s degree—600 hours minimum supervised clinical experience within the prior master’s degree program 

Materials Needed for Application and Admission

  • Application: Completed graduate application form
  • Application fee: $75.00 non-refundable application fee (waived for Regis University graduates)
  • Submit official degree-bearing transcript reflecting a master’s degree awarded from a U.S. regionally accredited institution. Documentation of completion of a clinical internship may be required by the admissions committee.
  • Completed admission essay
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Current résumé
  • Criminal background check
  • Additional admission requirements apply to international students who are non-U.S. citizens
  • Please remember: Applications that are incomplete and/or missing information will NOT be processed.

All Counseling program applicants must submit application materials to the program prior to the admission deadline to be considered for admission.

Admission Deadlines

Class Starts Application Deadline
Summer 2014 - May 5, 2014 March 28, 2014
Fall 2014 - Aug. 25, 2014 June 25, 2014
Spring 2015 - January 5, 2015 November 5, 2014
Summer 2015 - May 4, 2015 March 4, 2015

Fall 2014-Summer 2015

Tuition (per semester hour)

Program Estimated Total Program Cost Semester Hours Required Cost per Semester Hour Estimated Fees for Program
Transformative Counseling Post-Graduate Certificate $10,800 18 $600 $75