Person-Centered Expressive Arts/Meridian Collaboration
The Person-Centered Expressive Arts Program (PCEA) and Meridian University's collaboration enables students to complete a graduate degree in Psychology at Meridian while concurrently completing a certificate program at PCEA.
The degree programs that offer this concentration are:
- M.A. in Psychology
- Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology
- Ph.D. in Psychology
Both the Psy.D. and the Ph.D. meet the educational requirements for psychologist licensure in California.
The M.A. involves two years of coursework, the Psy.D. and Ph.D. involves four years of coursework. Each year, students can substitute 90 or 100 PCEA class hours for 9 or 10 quarter credits of Meridian coursework, for a total of 18-20 quarter credits of Meridian coursework over their two-year engagement with the PCEA program. In addition to taking the PCEA classes, earning Meridian credits entails completing additional academic reading and writing assignments for each PCEA class.
Meridian offers its programs in two formats: Onsite and Online. These two learning formats support the transformative learning intent of the curriculum while providing students the flexibility to choose between either full-time or part-time enrollment as well as either online or onsite classes.
The Person-Centered Expressive Arts Certificate Program consists of six week-long Residential Intensives over two years, with a commitment to both years. These Residential Intensive Courses take place at the Asilomar Conference Center, Monterey Peninsula, California (two hours south of San Francisco and five hours north of Los Angeles).
Meridian's in-person coursework sessions (weekend and week-long) are coordinated with the Person-Centered Expressive Arts Certificate Program calendar.
Application for each program is done separately.
For the PCEA Certificate Program: http://www.personcenteredexpressivearts.com
For application to the Meridian program: Admissions Overview