Holistic Studies

Salve Regina’s graduate programs in holistic studies, including the holistic counseling, holistic leadership and expressive and creative arts programs, develop skilled professionals who take a holistic approach to their work as counselors and leadership specialists. They recognize that the integration of body, mind and spirit is crucial to both a person and organization’s well being.

Graduate programs in holistic studies help students hone the communication, critical thinking, interpersonal and problem-solving skills needed to successfully facilitate change, healing and self-discovery and to lead individuals, groups and larger organizations in today’s ever-changing world.

Our curriculum is based on a helix model consisting of five levels: personal development skills, one-to-one consultation skills, small system skills, large system skills and global system skills. Through a combination of core requirements and electives, students learn that the interconnectedness of persons and systems is an essential expression of personal health.

Our new Certificate of Graduate Studies in substance abuse foundations in holistic studies and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in substance abuse and treatment address a growing need in our population. Applications for these programs are now being accepted.

Upon completion of a holistic studies program, our graduates are prepared to work in a variety of fields, including business, education, government, human services and medical care giving. Students who complete the holistic counseling program are prepared to sit for the LMHC licensing exam.

Our program is prepared to meet the time demands of our working students. Classes are offered primarily in our Newport campus and some classes are offered at our Warwick campus.

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