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GTU Graduate Fair for Prospective Master’s Students

October 10, 2010
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Come to this event for prospective Master’s degree students (MA, MDiv, etc.) to meet representatives from member schools, Centers and Institutes of the GTU and explore your interests in depth during panel discussions with faculty and students. Find out about a range of degree programs and the many fields of study offered in this ecumenical, interreligious graduate school community in Berkeley. Sunday, October 10, 2:00pm to 4:00pm at the GTU Library, Dinner Board Room, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley. RSVP with the GTU Admissions Office, gtuadm@gtu.edu, 510/649-2460.

Buddhism and Contemporary Psychology Certificate Program

Friday, May 21, 2010, 9:02 am

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce an certificate program, the Buddhism and Contemporary Psychology Certificate Program.

The interface between Buddhism and psychotherapy is an increasingly important one, both for individual psychotherapists and for the practical integration of Buddhist teachings into contemporary Western society. While once the dialogue was carried on between two different groups of specialists — psychotherapists and Buddhist practitioners —today that dialogue is frequently carried on within the same person. There is also an increasing number of clients who are committed Buddhists seeking to work with psychotherapists who understand their worldview. Whether they are themselves committed to Buddhism, clinicians may wish to deepen and expand their practice as psychotherapists through a rigorous study of the Buddhist teachings.

For more information on this program, visit our website. Click here for program requirements.

And feel free to contact our offices for more information.

New Certificate and Degree Programs

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 8:26 am

The Institute of Buddhist Studies is pleased to announce a new Certification Program in Buddhism and Psychotherapy for clinicians who wish to deepen and expand their practice as psychotherapists through a rigorous study of the Buddhist teachings. Rev. Judith Daijaku Kinst, Ph.D., IBS Adjunct Professor, states that the interface between Buddhism and psychotherapy is an increasingly important one for both the individual psychotherapist and for the practical integration of Buddhist teaching into contemporary Western society.

The program will begin in the Fall 2009 semester and requires eight classes, the equivalent of a year of graduate level study, plus additional half-day clinical training sessions each semester that the student is enrolled in the program.

Admission to the program will require demonstration that one is already either a licensed psychologist, social worker, marriage and family therapist, pastoral counselor, or other professional; or Buddhist ministers with substantial training, or a clinician who has completed the MA or PhD, and is currently completing hours for licensure.

In addition, the IBS will offer the Master of Divinity Degree ( MDiv) starting in the fall. The three year professional degree is common to all seminaries throughout the United States, and will fulfill chaplaincy requirement for the Association of Professional Chaplains.

For further information on the two programs, contact the Institute of Buddhist Studies.

Spring 2009 Registration

Tuesday, January 06, 2009, 8:57 am

The new year is here, and a new semester is almost upon us!

The Institute of Buddhist Studies’ Spring 2009 registration period will be open from January 26 – 30, 2009. Be sure to check out our current course listings on our main website here.

This semester, in addition to our regular core classes, we’re pleased to offer many online courses including:

  • Topics in Buddhist Traditions of the West: Globalization
  • History of the Pure Land Buddhist Tradition: the Seven Masters
  • Topics in Buddhist Traditions of Japan: Dogen
  • Works of Shinran IV: the Tannisho

See the tuition and and registration information pages more details. And feel free to contact our registrar if you have any questions or need any assistance.

Happy New Year!

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