RSTP: Integration of Psychology and Theology

Courses

RSTP 500 - Psychotherapy and Religion Credit 1

An introduction to the contributions a spiritual and religious understanding of human nature can make to the psychological practitioner's understanding of the therapeutic process. Special attention is given to the relational dimension of human growth and development. Note(s): Required of all first year students to be taken concurrently with Pre-practicum. Grade Mode: C.
Restriction(s): Must be Rosemead Sch of Psychology; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

RSTP 745 - Maturity: Psychological and Theological Perspectives Credits 2

This course investigates theoretically and experientially some of the major religious and secular approaches to the role of pain and suffering in human maturation. In particular, this course examines the role of pain/suffering from the perspectives of Zen Buddhism, psychoanalytic theory, existential psychology, studies in post-traumatic growth, and Christian theology. Note(s): Elective. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): RSTH 540.
Restriction(s): Must be Rosemead Sch of Psychology; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

RSTP 746 - Selected Topics and Issues in Integration Credits 2-3

Occasional seminars are offered under this course designation with focus on some contemporary integration issue, controversy or special research interest. Topics may include Christianity and Contemporary Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; Christianity, Psychoanalysis, and Film: Clinical Implications; Clinical Issues in Integration: Power and Privilege; Developmental Considerations in Psychoanalytic Theory, Therapy, and Christian Theology; Human Sexuality; Human Trafficking; Integrative Strategies for Clinical Work; Positive Psychology; Psychoanalytic and Christian Reflections on Therapeutic Action; Religion and Health; and Trauma and PTSD in Clinical Practice. Note(s): Elective; may be retaken for credit. Grade Mode: A.
Prerequisite(s): RSTH 540.
Restriction(s): Must be Rosemead Sch of Psychology; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Repeat Limit (after first attempt): 10.

RSTP 760 - Independent Study Credits 1-3

Individual study, directed reading or special problems in integration. Such study must be done with the approval and supervision of a faculty professor of record. The student is expected to submit a detailed course proposal and a bibliography on an arranged course form available from the registrar's office. Note(s): Required courses may not be taken through independent study; elective. Grade Mode: A.
Restriction(s): Must be Rosemead Sch of Psychology; and Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.

RSTP 770 - Special Topics in Integration Credits 1-3

Occasional seminars are offered under this course description that specifically identify current issues relevant to the integration of theology and psychology. This designation is to be used for 1–4 day courses offered at various times per year. Topics may include Clinical Work with Dreams. Note(s): Elective; may be retaken for credit. Grade Mode: C.
Restriction(s): Must be Graduate Level or Doctoral Level.
Repeat Limit (after first attempt): 10.