PGCert Course Module
In this course we examine the core epistemological and philosophical issues underlying a transpersonal approach to human psychology; explore major theoretical developments within, and closely related to, transpersonal psychology; and examine in greater detail several conceptual details within the field. Transpersonal models are inherently cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural and often bridge multiple modes of experience and knowledge. Transpersonal approaches attempt to arrive at more holistic models of mind developed through integration of not only cognitive and neuroscientific data, but also insights developed by the world’s great spiritual traditions as well as first-person phenomenology.
At the same time, this more integral approach requires greater critical discernment, so that findings from one discipline, tradition, or culture, are not misappropriated when employed in more integrative contexts. Transpersonal psychology is thus an exercise in developing a comprehensive and more inclusive psychology that is capable of understanding both mundane and transformative processes of consciousness and human flourishing.
In this course you’ll get an opportunity to: