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Transformations Incorporated
School of Spiritual Psychology

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Transformations Incorporated
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OVERVIEW OF AFFILIATION
Akamai University has established an educational affiliation with Transformations Incorporated to cooperatively provide superior quality degree studies in Spiritual Psychology. The mission of Transformations Inc. is to provide exploration and integration of body, mind and spirit such that students may joyfully actualize their full potential and give their highest service to the planet.

Transformations Incorporated operates The School of Spiritual Psychology (SSP) as a private, non-sectarian school offering courses designed to balance participants' intellectual, emotional, physical and spiritual resources, leading to the realization of the whole person and the development of professional leadership. Since 1980, the SSP has offered a variety of classes, seminars and workshops for individuals wishing to give themselves the gift of self-transformation. Using experiential methods, students are trained with the techniques of bioenergetics, Gestalt, neuro-linguistic programming, general and family systems theory, the Enneagram, breathwork and holistic healing.

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DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Masters of Science in Spiritual Psychology
Doctor of Philosophy in Spiritual Psychology

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SPIRITUAL PSYCHOLOGY

Specifics of Degree Requirements
The Academic Major
The Academic Minor
Comprehensive Examination
Thesis Proposal
Thesis Project
Physical and Oral Review of Thesis
Transfer Coursework
More Details on Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements
Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
Academic Minor (Required: 12 credits minimum)
EXM 880: Master's Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
RES 885: Thesis Proposal (Required: 2 credits)
RES 890: Thesis Project(Required: 4 credits)
EXM 895: Oral Review of Thesis (Required: noncredit)

Academic Major
SPY 501: Psychology of the Creative Spiritual Life(3 credits)
SPY 502: Bio-Spiritual Energetics in Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
SPY 521: Transformational Psychology (3 credits)
SPY 522: Living Your Purpose (3 credits)
SPY 571: Advanced Readings in Spiritual Psychology (3 credits)

Academic Minor
SPY 524: Practicum in Breathwork (3 credits)
SPY 601: Specialized Intensives in Spiritual Psychology (4-6 credits)
SPY 611: Externship in Spiritual Psychology (3-6 credits)

Comprehensive Examination
Once you have completed the coursework or tutorial elements of your degree, you will be asked to schedule the Comprehensive Examination. Your primary mentor and a faculty member representing the secondary academic area conduct both the written and oral components of the examination. The written portion is open book style with selected essay questions requiring creative responses that reach for the higher levels of cognition. Your answers are expected to draw from the academic competencies of your program with proper referencing of the scholarly literature. The oral component of the examination is normally completed by telephone conference and is intended to allow detailed investigation of your written responses.

Thesis Proposal
You are expected to prepare a formal proposal related to your concept for research under the direction of your primary mentor and according to University expectations. At a minimum, your research proposal should clarify the thesis statement and methodology (including the data gathering instruments and data analysis techniques) and provide an effective overview of the scholarly literature that sets the foundation for the dissertation. Your research proposal should also include a brief manuscript outline that demonstrates how you will present in written form the various elements of the research project.

Thesis Project
Following approval of your thesis proposal, you will begin your research project. Your thesis may take the form of a traditional research project or it may be a major scholarly project of the type appropriate to the discipline. Whichever approach to the dissertation is chosen, the resulting project must demonstrate mastery of a body of knowledge in the major field of study, be your original work and represent a meaningful contribution to the betterment of the human condition or an improvement to the professional field.

Your thesis research may be conducted via quantitative, qualitative, or participatory action research. The body of your dissertation manuscript, structured according to a set of approved manuscript guidelines, should exceed 50 double spaced, typewritten pages. If your dissertation takes the form of a scholarly project, it must follow the guidelines provided by the University for such projects.

Physical and Oral Review of Thesis
Once you have prepared the thesis manuscript, you will be asked to schedule the formal review process. Your primary mentor and a faculty member representing the secondary academic area will conduct both the formal physical review of the thesis manuscript and the oral review of dissertation.

The physical review of the manuscript usually takes the review committee four to six weeks. Each reviewer will prepare questions and commentary relative to your underlying review of the literature, the dissertation methodology, the mechanics of your project, and your presentation of the findings, conclusions and recommendations.

The Oral Review of Thesis is conducted under the direction of your primary mentor with the assistance of one qualified member of the faculty. The examination is carried out by telephone conference call and is designed to allow detailed investigation of your dissertation. The faculty reviewers explore with you issues related to your dissertation including methodology, review of literature and interpretation of the findings.

One outcome of the thesis review process is a set of final expectations directing you through the remaining tasks for completing the thesis manuscript. Once your final manuscript is approved, you will submit the formal document to an approved bindery and later arrange for the bound thesis to be shipped to the University for permanent archival storage.

Transfer Coursework
Akamai University will accept coursework in transfer from Transformations' School of Spiritual Psychology into any appropriate degree or certificate program. Please communicate with the University headquarters, should you have specific questions about the transfer of coursework.

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DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN SPIRITUAL PSYCHOLOGY

Specifics of Degree Requirements
The Academic Major
The Academic Minor
Research Preparation
Comprehensive Examination
Dissertation Proposal
Dissertation Project
Physical and Oral Review of Dissertation
Transfer Coursework
More Details on Degree Requirements

Degree Requirements
Academic Major (Required: 18 credits minimum)
Academic Minor (Required: 12 credits minimum)
Research Preparation (Required: 6 credits minimum)
EXM 980: Doctoral Comprehensive Examination (Required: noncredit)
RES 985: Dissertation Proposal (Required: 4 credits)
RES 990: Dissertation Project(Required: 8 credits)
EXM 995: Oral Review of Dissertation (Required: noncredit)

Academic Major
SPY 501: Psychology of the Creative Spiritual Life(3 credits)
SPY 502: Bio-Spiritual Energetics in Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
SPY 521: Transformational Psychology (3 credits)
SPY 522: Living Your Purpose (3 credits)
SPY 571: Advanced Readings in Spiritual Psychology (3 credits)

Academic Minor
SPY 524: Practicum in Breathwork (3 credits)
SPY 601: Specialized Intensives in Spiritual Psychology (4-6 credits)
SPY 611: Externship in Spiritual Psychology (3-6 credits)

Research Preparation
Doctoral students must pursue studies providing advanced research knowledge necessary for success in their final projects (dissertation). At least six semester credits of research preparation coursework is required and this might focus upon quantitative and qualitative methods or participatory action research techniques including subject selection, research design, and statistical analysis, as appropriate to each student�s proposed project. Through this requirement, students learn to effectively define applied problems or theoretical issues and articulate the rationale for the study. They should learn to present an effective scholarly review of the academic literature and implement quantitative, qualitative or participatory action methods for evaluating academic issues.

Comprehensive Examination
Once you have completed the coursework or tutorial elements of your degree, you will be asked to schedule the Comprehensive Examination. Your primary mentor and a faculty member representing the secondary academic area conduct both the written and oral components of the examination. The written portion is open book style with selected essay questions requiring creative responses that reach for the higher levels of cognition. Your answers are expected to draw from the academic competencies of your program with proper referencing of the scholarly literature. The oral component of the examination is normally completed by telephone conference and is intended to allow detailed investigation of your written responses.
Dissertation Proposal
You are expected to prepare a formal proposal related to your concept for research under the direction of your primary mentor and according to University expectations. At a minimum, your research proposal should clarify the dissertation statement and methodology (including the data gathering instruments and data analysis techniques) and provide an effective overview of the scholarly literature that sets the foundation for the dissertation. Your research proposal should also include a brief manuscript outline that demonstrates how you will present in written form the various elements of the research project.

Dissertation Project
Following approval of your dissertation proposal, you will begin your research project. Your dissertation may take the form of a traditional research project or it may be a major scholarly project of the type appropriate to the discipline. Whichever approach to the dissertation is chosen, the resulting project must demonstrate mastery of a body of knowledge in the major field of study, be your original work and represent a meaningful contribution to the betterment of the human condition or an improvement to the professional field.

Your dissertation research may be conducted via quantitative, qualitative, or participatory action research. The body of your dissertation manuscript, structured according to a set of approved manuscript guidelines, should exceed 125 double spaced, typewritten pages. If your dissertation takes the form of a scholarly project, it must follow the guidelines provided by the University for such projects.

Physical and Oral Review of Dissertation
Once you have prepared the dissertation manuscript, you will be asked to schedule the formal review process. Your primary mentor and a faculty member representing the secondary academic area will conduct both the formal physical review of the dissertation manuscript and the oral review of dissertation.

The physical review of the manuscript usually takes the review committee four to six weeks. Each reviewer will prepare questions and commentary relative to your underlying review of the literature, the dissertation methodology, the mechanics of your project, and your presentation of the findings, conclusions and recommendations.

The Oral Review of Dissertation is conducted under the direction of your primary mentor with the assistance of one qualified member of the faculty. The examination is carried out by telephone conference call and is designed to allow detailed investigation of your dissertation. The faculty reviewers explore with you issues related to your dissertation including methodology, review of literature and interpretation of the findings.

One outcome of the dissertation review process is a set of final expectations directing you through the remaining tasks for completing the dissertation manuscript. Once your final manuscript is approved, you will submit the formal document to an approved bindery and later arrange for the bound dissertation to be shipped to the University for permanent archival storage.

Transfer Coursework
Akamai University will accept coursework in transfer from the School of Spiritual Psychology at Transformations Incorporated into any appropriate degree or certificate program. Please communicate with the University headquarters, should you have specific questions about the transfer of coursework.

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PROGRAM RECOGNITION

National Board of Certified Counselors
National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

National Board of Certified Counselors
The National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. and affiliates (NBCC�), an independent not-for-profit credentialing body for counselors, was incorporated in 1982 to establish and monitor a national certification system, to identify those counselors who have voluntarily sought and obtained certification, and to maintain a register of those counselors. NBCC's certification program recognizes counselors who have met predetermined standards in their training, experience, and performance on the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE), the most portable credentialing examination in counseling. NBCC has over 31,000 certified counselors. These counselors live and work in the US and over 50 countries. Our examinations are used by more than 40 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam to credential counselors on a state level. Transformations Incorporated is approved by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC Provider #6092) as a provider of continuing education credits.
NBCC Website

National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
NAADAC is the premier global organization of addiction focused professionals who enhance the health and recovery of individuals, families, and communities. Founded in 1972, NAADAC began with a primary focus on alcohol and drug addiction counselors, and today has expended to include tobacco and gambling addiction prevention and treatment counselors. NAADAC is the only professional membership organization that serves counselors who specialize in addiction treatment. With nearly 14,000 members and 47 state affiliates representing more than 80,000 addiction counselors, we are the nation�s largest network of alcoholism and drug abuse treatment professionals. These experts are working to create healthier families and communities through prevention, intervention and quality treatment. Transformations Incorporated is approved by the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC Provider #425) as a provider of continuing education credits.
NAADAC Website




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