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East-West Psychology is a multidisciplinary hub concerned with the meeting of Eastern, Western, and Indigenous psychological and spiritual traditions.
East-West Psychology (EWP) is a multidisciplinary department at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA. EWP is concerned with the meeting of Eastern, Western, and Indigenous psychological and spiritual traditions.
Through its unique combination of cognitive and experiential offerings, the department grounds academic excellence and the acquisition of professional skills in both the personal transformation of students and the cultivation of a spiritually informed scholarship.
As an academic field, EWP constitutes a larger context for many disciplines that explore the interface of psychology and spirituality, including
~ transpersonal and integral psychology
~ Asian psychologies
~ modern consciousness studies
~ participatory spirituality
~ depth psychology (Jungian, archetypal, and psychoanalytic)
~ contemplative psychology
~ religious comparative studies
~ shamanic studies, and
Approaching the encounter among Eastern, Western, and Indigenous worldviews in the spirit of pluralism, dialogue, and open inquiry, we actively explore the implications of this convergence for our diverse and multicultural world.