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Meridian in Los Angeles

Meridian’s Psychology program is now available in Los Angeles! Students can participate in either the onsite or online formats in any of our Psychology Master's or Doctoral degrees.

Learning Formats

Meridian offers its programs in two formats: onsite and online. These two learning formats support the transformative learning intent of the curriculum while providing adult learners, who have significant commitments to family and/or employment, the opportunity to complete their coursework within a reasonable time frame.

Learning together within a cohort model in both formats offers students:

  • The opportunity to sustain one's focus on learning and developing relationships within the learning community.
  • The opportunity to give and receive the support and nurturance necessary for the effective development and deepening of a transformative learning community.

Onsite Format

In the onsite learning format, classes are held in-person with some coursework including an online component. Students who choose the onsite learning format meet in residence for one weekend per month during the Fall and Spring quarters (Fridays through Sundays, for six weekends per year). Additionally, students meet for one-week sessions during each of the Winter and Summer quarters. 

Online Format

The online learning format enables students to complete their degrees at Meridian through distance education. Students can combine online courses, video-conferencing, and optional residential sessions as appropriate based on their individual circumstances, location, degree program, and program concentration. 

Online Coursework

Online coursework is primarily conducted asynchronously, providing students the opportunity to participate in collaborative learning with faculty and fellow students during times that are convenient for personal schedules. Faculty do encourage their online classes to meet synchronously (virtually, but in real-time), so as to have real-time contact with all cohort members in between the two week-long in-person class meetings; however, while this is encouraged, it is not required. At times students are asked to meet in virtual small groups at mutually convenient times. Meridian faculty and staff collaborate to provide an online learning experience for students that invites new and unexpected meanings to emerge. 

Faculty respond to students’ work (weekly lessons, projects, or doctoral project submittals) within two to 30 working days, depending on the nature of the assignment. An average of 16 quarter credits of online learning are completed through online coursework annually. 

Psychology at Meridian: An Integral Vision

Consider pursuing your Masters or Doctoral degree in Psychology at an accredited institution in a program that integrates a number of diverse orientations to psychology:

  • Integral Psychology
  • Somatic and Yoga Psychology
  • Depth Psychology
  • Transpersonal Psychology
  • Spiritual Psychology
  • Ecopsychology

Psychology at Meridian...

Integrates three distinct dimensions of Psychology

Academic Dicipline | Vocation | Profession.

Seeks to reclaim the Soul

The primary concern of Psychology, Accessing the Soul as it is known to us through the imagination.

Draws on and integrates numerous Knowledge Domains

Though they provide significant psychological knowledge, these domains are not a recognized part of the conventional discipline and profession of psychology.

Psychology Program Overview Video

Watch Meridian's Vice President of Academic Affairs speak about the principles and practices that guide Meridian's psychology program.

Psychology Program Graduate Degrees

Meridian offers four graduate degrees...

Licensure Eligibility

The Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology and the Ph.D. in Psychology (with the clinical concentration) are designed to meet the educational requirements for the State of California’s Psychologist, Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) licenses (MFT and LPCC educational eligibility for the doctorates requires the student to engage in fieldwork that is done in accordance with BBS requirements). The Master’s in Counseling Psychology is designed to meet the educational requirements for the State of California’s MFT and LPCC licenses. Students commuting from out-of-state must check with their local Board of Psychology to determine their state’s requirements for licensure. Because students entering with Advanced Standing status miss the first year of the program, neither the Ph.D. nor the Psy.D. earned by advanced standing students meet the educational requirements for the MFT or LPCC.

Psychology Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Reflexivity: The capacity to engage with and be awareof those imaginal structures that shape and constitute our experience.

  2. Empathy: The capacity to imagine into the other's experience.

  3. Collaborativity: The capacity to associate with others in ways that foster individuality, autonomy, complexity, dependability, and reciprocity.

  4. Process Skills: Skills that enable creative responses to challenges entailing high complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity in psychotherapeutic, leadership, and organizational contexts.

  5. Culture: Knowledge of stories, myths, values, and taboos that constitute how culture shapes individual and collective experience.

  6. Psychopathology: Knowledge of typologies and systems of psychopathology with an emphasis on trauma and addiction, as applicable to all levels of human systems.

  7. Law and Ethics: Knowledge of legal and ethical principles, and theories of social justice, as applicable to the primary work of psychological practitioners: clinical practice, research, and teaching.

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