Since USM is dedicated to mastery education, excellence is evaluated in terms of actually demonstrating the skills and competencies of Spiritual Psychology, as experienced through Soul-Centered education. An unconditionally loving attitude is recognized as the ultimate competency. With this goal in mind, all faculty face the same challenge: Can relevant information be presented appropriately so as to stimulate the mental capacities to think about it, the emotional abilities to feel it, and the spiritual awareness to discern the value of it?
As this challenge is met, students are empowered to implement this information as an interactive process of taking positive steps and creating enhanced success and fulfillment in all aspects of their lives.
Benefits of USM’s M.A. Program in Spiritual Psychology
- Experiencing enhanced spiritual awareness through knowing yourself as a Divine Being having a human experience.
- Manifesting greater success and fulfillment personally and professionally.
- Transforming your consciousness and your life by integrating the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology.
- Mastering powerful Soul-Centered Basic Skills—tools for spiritual evolution.
- Resolving (healing) your own issues (anything that disturbs your peace).
- Aligning with your Soul’s purpose.
- Fulfilling your deepest aspirations through discovering effective and joy-filled ways of making a meaningful contribution in the world.
- Participating with a community of like-hearted individuals.
- Discovering your own answers to these essential questions:
1) Who Am I?
2) What Is My Purpose?
3) How Can I Make a Meaningful Contribution?
As a graduate student in the First Year, your learning focuses in five primary areas:
- Individual Evolution - Learning to relate to yourself with greater Compassion and Awareness of yourself as a Divine Being having a human experience.
- Interpersonal Effectiveness - Learning to relate with others in more accepting, compassionate, discerning, and open-hearted ways.
- Creating Greater Success in the World and Fulfillment in Life - Learning to actively create and express in ways that bring your life into greater alignment with your heartfelt goals and dreams.
- Soul-Centered Basic Skills - Learning 28 Soul-Centered Basic Skills in service to integrating a Learning Orientation to Life.
- Self-Counseling - Learning, through the process of Self-Counseling, to connect with your Inner Counselor, a source of Wisdom, Unconditional Loving, and Compassion that resides at the level of the Authentic Self.
As a graduate student in the Second Year, your learning builds upon the foundation established in the First Year and focuses in the following primary areas:
- Human Growth and Development - Learning to cultivate attitudes and habits of effective self-care and nurturing of others, as well as the study of developmental age stages as they apply to the healing of memories.
- Soul-Centered Co-Creation - Learning to produce successful results in physical world reality as a co-creative process through identifying, designing, implementing, and completing a personally meaningful project that, when accomplished, represents “a difference that truly makes a difference” in your life.
- Practicum in Soul-Centered Co-Creation - Learning to effectively demonstrate self-support as well as support for others as related to the accomplishment of your heartfelt project. Effective teamwork is emphasized, utilizing the principles and tools learned throughout the Spiritual Psychology Program.
- Marriage and Family Relationship: The Skills of Intimacy - Learning to transform a challenging relationship through using applied research methodology, developing greater mastery in Self-Counseling, and mapping a family genogram in service to the exploration and healing of inter-generational patterns.
- Research and Evaluation for Action: Behavioral Science Methods - Learning to apply research methodology and technology to the study and positive transformation of relationship. Tracking patterns in consciousness is done in service to creating desired change.
- Practicum - A week-long laboratory held in retreat. This is the culminating experience of the Spiritual Psychology Program.