Certificate Lead: Eric K. Willmarth, Ph.D.
Sponsored by: Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrative Health (CSIH)
This Certificate program is designed to prepare individuals to become consultants, coaches, or instructors in the broad field of Stress Management and allows each student to “custom design” his or her own course of study by combining core required courses with selections from among a host of elective offerings. Although “stress management” is a term that permeates our culture, stress continues to be a primary factor in the degrading of both physical and psychological health worldwide. Participants in this Certificate program will use a uniquely humanistic approach to explore the physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual impact of stress management by studying approaches as diverse as biofeedback and hypnosis, music and art, dance, prayer, diet, and nutrition. The objective of the Certificate is not only to learn about the many stress management options but to learn to teach these skills to others. Students will develop a portfolio of tools for this worthwhile mission.
Certificate also include on-site instruction at the spring and/or fall Residential Conferences. Students are encouraged to discuss their proposed course selections with the Certificate Director prior to RC attendance.
CSIH 3210 Stress Management Education
CSIH 3235 Essential Consulting Skills.
CSIH 8151 Practicum/Project
CSIH 8950 Integrative Paper
Choose 2 Electives
CSIH 4030 : Psychophysiology for Health
CSIH 4045 : The Buddhist Path of Healing
CSIH 4050 : Health Psychology: The Application of Psychological Concepts and Tools to Health
CSIH 4101 : Basic Training and Education in Applied Hypnosis
CSIH 4105 : Basic Training and Education in General Biofeedback
CSIH 4110 : Coaching for Health and Wellness
CSIH 4115 Imagery for Health
TSC 4020 : Relationships in Health and Healing Practice
TSC 7115 : Refugee Trauma and Resiliency
CS 4520 : Art and Healing
Learning Outcomes: After completing this Certificate program, students will be able to:
- Identify multiple modalities for stress management intervention
- Develop a portfolio of tools for stress management education
- Discuss the cultural impact of stress and stress management
- Use mind, body and spirit concepts in designing individual stress management plans
- Articulate stress management concepts at a level consistent with the target population
- Implement both group and individual approaches to teaching stress management skills
- Demonstrate specific skill sets related to the treatment of stress-related disorders
- Demonstrate the ability to design and implement a program for stress management consultation.