Individual Study: East-West Psychology


Spring 2014 quarter

Taught by

counseling, psychology, Buddhist studies

This is an opportunity for sophomore, junior and senior students to create their own course of study and research, including internship, community service, and study abroad options. Before the beginning of spring quarter, interested students should submit an Individual Learning or Internship Contract to Ryo Imamura, which clearly states the work to be completed. Possible areas of study are Western psychology, Asian psychology, Buddhism, counseling, social work, cross-cultural studies, Asian-American studies, religious studies, nonprofit organizations, aging, death and dying, deep ecology and peace studies. Areas of study other than those listed above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

personality theory, abnormal psychology, Jungian psychology, ethics in psychotherapy, cross-cultural counseling, gerontology, Buddhist studies, Asian psychology, socially engaged Buddhism, Chinese spiritual paths, social work, education, transpersonal psychology, and studies in death and dying.

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Day


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Online Learning

No Required Online Learning: No access to web tools required. Any web tools provided are optional for students.

Internship Possibilities

Counseling, social work, social services, gerontology, ecology, religious communities, humanitarian work and community services.

Study Abroad

Faculty will consider sponsorship of travel abroad contracts.


Date Revision
December 11th, 2013 New spring opportunity added.

Registration Information

Credits: 16 (Spring)

Variable Credit Options

variable credit options available.

Class standing: Sophomore–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


Signature Required

Students interested in my contract sponsorship should email a contract draft/proposal ( They should consult the Evergreen webpage on Individual Learning Contracts ( for directions and to view a sample contract.

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