Tamalpa students may be eligible to apply for the following certificates and degrees:
Graduate Certification. Graduates of each training program will be granted a certificate of completion by Tamalpa Institute detailing the number of contact, lab, and practicum hours for each completed program.
Certification as a Tamalpa Practitioner. Graduates of Tamalpa's Training Program who have completed all requirements and achieved a level of excellence and mastery in the personal embodiment and professional application of the Life/Art Process® are awarded the Tamalpa Practitioner Certification.
Registration as a Movement Therapist/Educator by the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA). Tamalpa Institute’s training program is approved by ISMETA. Tamalpa Practitioners are eligible for a 'fast track' application process, which includes some additional hours of professional practicum. For further information contact ISMETA at (413) 446 6009, firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at www.ismeta.org.
Registration as an Expressive Arts Therapist or as an Expressive Arts Consultant/Educator by the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA). Additional requirements apply such as a M.A. in Psychology, Arts or Education. Please call IEATA at (415) 522-8959 for updated information or visit www.ieata.org.
Artistic Life & Embodied Scholarship
European Graduate School Collaboration
Tamalpa has had a long standing collaboration with the renowned European Graduate School (EGS) and it's founding faculty in Switzerland. Tamalpa students can pursue accredited graduate degrees through EGS in:
Expressive Arts Therapy with a Minor in Psychology
Expressive Arts Coaching and Consulting with the option of a concentration in Education or Special Education
Expressive Arts Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding
Tamalpa Institute's Training Program provides three modules for EGS's MA and PhD programs in expressive arts. Due to the integrative and process-oriented nature of Tamalpa Institute's curriculum, students must complete the entire Tamalpa Training Program. The schedule is coordinated so that students attend the Tamalpa Training Program between the summer sessions at EGS.
For more information view Tamalpa Modules for EGS and visit EGS's website.
Tamalpa Insitute's Collaboration with Meridian University
The Tamalpa Institute and Meridian University collaboration enables students to complete a graduate degree in Psychology at Meridian while concurrently completing a certificate program at Tamalpa Institute. This collaboration enables students to earn the following degrees through Meridian University:
MA in Psychology with a concentration in Movement/Dance and Expressive Arts.
Ph.D or Psy.D in Psychology with a concentration in Movement/Dance and Expressive Arts - meets the educational requirements for state of California Psychologist license.
- Information on Coursework Time/Academic Credits: The M.A. involves two years of coursework; the Psy.D. and Ph.D. involve four years of coursework. Depending on the year of the program (first, second, third, or fourth year for the Doctorate; first or second year for the Master’s), students can substitute 90 or 100 of Tamalpa class hours for 9 or 10 quarter credits of Meridian coursework. In addition to taking the Tamalpa classes, earning the Meridian credits entails completing Meridian academic reading and writing assignments for each class.
- A scholarship through Meridian for two years of coursework, has been established for students who enroll in this collaboration program.
Meridian's MA in Counseling Psychology also has scholarship opportunities for Tamalpa students. This program meets the educational requirements for California licensure as Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).
- Please find more information on Tamalpa's collaboration with Meridian on Meridian's website here and information on Meridian's approvals and accreditation status.
- Application requires first being admitted to the Tamalpa training program. Apply for the trainingprogram on our website at http://www.tamalpa.org/admissions/level_1.html. Upon acceptance into the Tamalpa training program, students are eligible to then apply for the degree programs at Meridian.Contact Meridian to request their application form >>
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Other Degree Options
Prescott College BA completion program
Contact Tamalpa Graduates who have done their Bachelor’s completion program at Prescott: