Fall 2018 Courses

Master’s-level Courses

6209 Research Design and Methodology
Instructor: Deirdre Rogers, Ph.D.
Class Meeting: Fridays at 9:00 PM ET
Class Begins: September 10, 2018
Class Description: Introduction to research methods, statistical analysis, needs assessment, and program evaluation, including the importance of research in advancing the counseling profession; research methods such as qualitative, quantitative, single-case designs, action research, and outcome-based research; statistical methods used in conducting research and program evaluation. APA style is required in papers.
Required Reading: Creswell, John W., Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches, 5th edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2018.
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P6101 Survey of Counseling Theories
Instructor: David Oringderff, Ph.D.
Class Meeting: Tuesdays, 9:00 ET
Class Begins: September 10, 2018
Class Description: Survey of Counseling Theories will explore the historical origins and evolution of contemporary models of psychotherapy and counseling, and current professional research and practice in the field. The students will learn various intervention modalities that may be applied to similar client presentations, and gain insights on how to tailor the most appropriate interventions for a specific client and develop his/her personal paradigm for counseling. Spiritual issues are often an integral but subtle part of counseling process; students will enhance their abilities to recognize and address these *issues from a Pagan perspective.
Required Reading: Corsini, R. & Wedding, D. (eds), Current Psychotherapies (9th edition).
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P6207 Psychology of Religion and Paganism
Instructor: Vivianne Crowley, Ph.D.
Class Meeting: Alternate Sundays at 12:00 noon ET starting September 16.
Class Begins: September 10
Class Description: Students will explore the application of psychological principles and research to religion in general, and Paganism in particular. This course will provide clergy with a basic understanding of psychology, which enhances later study in counseling and curriculum development.
Required Reading: Provided.
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M5560 Leadership I: Conscious Leadership in Turbulent Times
Instructor: Valentine McKay-Riddle, Ph.D.
Class Meeting: Wednesdays at 8:00 PM ET
Class Begins: September 10, 2018
Class Description: Some choose the role of leader and some are catapulted there through crisis, while some of us find ourselves in a leadership position without really knowing how or why we got there—only that we want to do the best job we can. Regardless of our entry point, the “new story” in conscious leadership rejects the old, top-down model of command and control. Instead it embraces qualities of personal integrity and authenticity, transparency, flexibility, and the ability to help develop leadership potential in others. The conscious leader’s willingness to validate and incorporate the ideas and suggestions of all members of a group or organization ensures its members’ enthusiastic support and commitment to bringing spirit into action to transform community.
Required Reading:
Wheatley, Margaret J. Finding Our Way: Leadership for an Uncertain Time. Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007
Mindell, Arnold, The Leader as Martial Artist: An Introduction to Deep Democracy, Lao Tse Press. 1st ed. HarperSanFrancisco, 1992
Eisenstein, Charles, The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible, Berkeley, CA; North Atlantic Books, 2013.

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Insights 4-week Courses

Scribe, Philosopher, Mystic: Approaches to Religion
Sep 24-Oct 19
Instructor: Scott Mohnkern
Class Meeting: none
Class Description: Explore three different approaches that individuals take with respect to their religious practices: 1) The Scribe, 2) the Philosopher, and 3) the Mystic. The class will discuss the emotional and spiritual effects of transitioning from one state to another, and the possibility of being in a hybrid state of practice.
Required Reading: provided online
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Per Ankh II
Oct 22-Nov 16
Instructor: Holli Emore, M.Div.
Class Meeting: Saturdays at 11:00 AM ET
Class Description: Four more weeks about one of the most fascinating cultures of the past. Peek into the vast legacy of Djehuty (thoth), and the picture-writing we call hieroglyphs. What was heka, Egyptian magic and can we use it today? Explore the many aspects of human identity: ba, ka, akh, and khat, ren and more. What was the epic journey through the Duat (the afterlife)?
Required Reading: Pinch, Geraldine, Egyptian Mythology: A Guide to the Gods, Goddesses, and Traditions of Ancient Egypt. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
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Real World Pagan Ethics
Nov 19-Dec 14
Instructor: Anne Hill, D.Min.
Class Meetings: None
Class Description: What does it mean to be an ethical Pagan practitioner? How can you tell if a teacher or coven leader has good boundaries? When we step into leadership, how can we make sure we are doing right by our communities? This course is designed to help clarify our internal ethical code, and then apply it to the areas of Community, Service, Ritual, and Leadership. The poet and philosopher M.C. Richards wrote, “It takes a golden ear to be empty enough of itself to hear clearly.” We will approach the formation of healthy, rigorous ethics and boundaries in the spirit of deep listening and open conversation, and follow where it leads.
Required Reading: Brendan Myers, The Other Side of Virtue: Where Our Virtues Come From, What They Really Mean, and Where They Might Be Taking Us, Moon Books: 2008.
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