MissionThe Spirituality Mind Body Institute’s (SMBI) Summer Intensive Master’s Program at Teachers College, Columbia University is the first Ivy League graduate program dedicated to merging spirituality and evidence-based research within the context of clinical psychology.
The SMBI Summer Intensive provides an innovative framework in which students translate their inner journeys into outer change. As an incubator for experiential learning and teaching, contemplative inquiry, collaboration and research, the SMBI Summer Intensive allows for students to connect to themselves and their work on a deeper level. They are provided with opportunities to build their own curriculum, implement long-term projects and conduct studies in the concentration of their particular interest.
At the heart of the program is a spiritual foundation that fosters connection and collaboration through a dynamic exchange of ideas among students, faculty and special guest lecturers. This structure allows for ongoing support through the process of personal and professional transformation. The SMBI Summer Intensive is designed to build a global community of inspiring educators, mind-body healers, spiritual activists, mental health professionals and visionaries to catalyze a paradigm shift in education.
Inner, experiential development for more meaningful outer implementation and change
Sustainability within the context of interpersonal growth
Integrative and interdisciplinary approach to learning rooted in traditional forms of psychology
Spiritual leadership development for self-actualization
Innovative, collaborative thinking geared towards an emerging generation of service oriented leaders
Students who graduate from the SMBI Summer Intensive program receive a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and Education with a concentration in Spirituality and Mind Body Practice.