California Institute of Integral Studies
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|American Academy of Asian Studies, California Institute of Asian Studies|
|President||Joseph L. Subbiondo|
|69 core faculty|
|Location||San Francisco, California|
|Colors||Blue and Gold|
The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) is a private, non-profit institution of higher education founded in 1968 and based in San Francisco, California. It currently operates in two locations just south of the Civic Center district, and one in SoMa. CIIS has a total of 1,400 students and 72 core faculty members.
CIIS is an accredited member of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and has degrees accredited from the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM).
Revoked APA accreditation
In 2003, the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) program in Clinical Psychology received accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA). This accreditation was revoked in 2011. CIIS's appeal of the decision was denied in 2012.
The Institute consists of four schools: the School of Professional Psychology & Health, the School of Consciousness and Transformation (mainly humanities subjects), the School of Undergraduate Studies, and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine at CIIS. Many courses combine mainstream academic curriculum with a spiritual orientation, including influences from a broad spectrum of mystical or esoteric traditions. Although the Institute has no official spiritual path, some of its historical roots lie among followers of the Bengali sage Sri Aurobindo.
- Nadinne I. Cruz
- Sean Esbjörn-Hargens
- Stanislav Grof
- Will Hall
- Joanna Macy
- Robert A. McDermott
- Brian Swimme
- Richard Tarnas
- Judith Tyberg
- Alan Watts
- Joe Bavonese
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- CoA Statement and CIIS Response to Revocation of Accreditation  , American Psychological Association. Accessed online January 25, 2013. Archived Version Archived September 15, 2013 at the Wayback Machine
- "All Approved Doctoral Programs Listed by Jurisdiction". National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Retrieved 8 September 2014.
This program’s accreditation has been revoked. (Under Appeal)
- "From the American Academy of Asian Studies to the California Institute of Integral Studies"