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Courses Related to Mindfulness and Meditation

Summer 2013

ITSF 4199A Mindfulness & Contemplation to Action: Advanced Practicum for Aspiring Leaders, Therapists & Educators (instructors approval required)
Instructor: Home H.C. Nguyen and Sarah Sherman
Friday May 21- Sunday May 26 -- Onsite at Teachers College
Thursday June 6, 6-9 pm
Thursday June 13, 6-9 pm
Thursday June 27, 12-2 pm
Friday June 28 -- June 30-- Offsite retreat at the Garrison Insitute ($300 course fees)

Spring 2013

CCPX 4039 Non-Traditional Psychotherapies
   Wednesdays, 5:10-6:50 pm with Dr. Menaham

CCPX 4199 Jungian Analysis in Theory and Practice
     Thursdays, 7:20-9 pm with Dr. Wagenseller

CCPX 4199 Issues: Mind-Body and Addictions
     Mondays, 1-2:40 pm with Dr. Rosenzweig

CCPX 4199  Issues: Principles of Mind Body Unity
     Thursdays, 3-5 pm with Dr. Dimon

CCPX 4199 Issues: Spiritual Development in Hinduism
     Thursdays, 11-12:40 pm with Pandit Srivastava

Course Description: The Bhagavad Gita is the most commented on spiritual text of India.  It is a spiritual response to the human afflictions of anxiety, stress, depression, and uncertainty.  What makes the Gita relevant and practical is that it takes place on a battlefield where the warrior Arjuna is going to be faced with the most difficult decisions he has ever encountered.  Arjuna, the student of Krishna, arrives at the biggest crossroads of his life and finds himself in a dilemma he is unable to resolve with his own mental and intellectual faculties. We will witness and be enriched by the Gita’s three systems of yoga -- karma (work), bhakti (devotion), and jnana (knowledge), and how they enable Arjuna to achieve clarity of mind, overcome his obstacles, and uplift his consciousness.

CCPX 5045 Psychotherapy, Religious Diversity, and Spirituality
     Tuesdays, 11-12:40 pm with Lisa Miller

Fall 2012

Mindfulness & Contemplative Practices for Educators, Aspiring Leaders, and Therapists
Course Number: CCPX 4199
CRN: 34001
Dates: 9/05-12/21, Tuesdays 5:10 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Instructors: Home Nguyen and Sarah Sherman
  • Develop a personal practice in mindfulness and contemplative practices
  • Cultivate capacity for greater concentration, self-awareness, and compassion
  • Learn and gain insight through personal experiences and experimentation
  • Become more familiar with literature on mindfulness and contemplative research
  • Explore and apply practices in personal and professional leadership contexts
Personality development and socialization across the lifespan
Course Number: HUDK 5029
CRN: 33149
Date: 9/05-12/21, Thursdays 3:00 p.m. - 4:40 p.m.
Instructor: Judith Miller
  • Theory and research regarding the interaction between naturally developing personality structures and socialization processes throughout life.
Psychotherapy, religious diversity, and spirituality
Course Number: CCPX 5045
CRN: 32829
Date: 9/05-12/21, Tuesdays 11:00 a.m. - 12:40 p.m.
Instructor: Lisa Miller
  • This course will focus on the role of religion and spirituality in psychotherapy. Research, theory and case material will be used to clarify healing dimensions of religion and spirituality. Discussion will focus on a re-examination of models of psyche and goals of treatment.