Holistic psychology further education program 2022

Koulutuksen etusivulle
Teoria ja tausta
Opintomoduulit ja ajankohdat
Koulutukseen hakeminen

Click here to read more about Professor Lauri Rauhala, whose holistic  psychological model and concept of human is used as the basis of this program.

Further education program in Holistic Psychology will be arranged in 2023 by the Critical Academy in Finland (www.kriittinenkorkeakoulu.fi), which is an open culture and education center in Helsinki.

It is aimed for psychologists of all fields, plus persons who work in human relation professions, like therapy, coaching, and education. The theoretical basis of the program is Finnish Professor Lauri Rauhala’s life-long work on phenomenological and hermeneutic psychology. Also, a multiperspective approach (first-, second- and third person perspectives/ontology) on psychological phenomena will be taken into account, but a critical first-person perspective ontology is the main focus of this training (e.g., Searle, 1992; Zahavi, 2005; Kallio, 2020)1. There is also aim to introduce major adult development and Finnish culture-based self-education & self-cultivation theories and models. In recent decades, international wisdom research has also contributed to highlighting similar themes as self-development, as it has also included the idea of the aforementioned idea of multi-perspective and holistic-integrative thinking.

Study modules:
I Fundamentals of Holistic Psychology
II Human development and wisdom
III Dimensions of Consciousness
IV Therapy and interpersonal work
V The embodied world
VI Culture and technology
VII Humanity and dimensions of self-education
The course also includes: final project essay, learning diary, literature essay.

Leaders of the education program are MA, Psychologist Tony Dunderfelt and PhD Associate prof. Eeva K. Kallio.

Lauri Rauhala has written numerous books in Finnish. Next some
publications in English (please note Rauhala uses term ”spirituality”
close to its German meaning ”Geist”, referring to second-order,
metalevel of consciousness, not to religiosity)

1969 Intentionality and the Problem of the Unconscious. Dissertation.
(Turun yliopiston julkaisuja, B 110.) Turku: Turun yliopisto.

1970 ”Man – the Philosophical Conception and Empirical Study”. Journal
of Analytical Psychology 15 (2), 148–154. and 1970 ”Letter to the editor”.
Journal of Analytical Psychology 15 (2), 184–185.

1972 ”The Hermeneutic Metascience of Psychoanalysis”. Man and
World 5 (3), 293–297.

1972 ”The Myth of Mental Illness.” Psychiatria Fennica 3, 107–116.

1973 ”The Basic Views of C. G. Jung in the Light of Hermeneutic
Metascience”. The Human Context 5 (2), 254–267

1973 ”The Regulative Situational Circuit in Psychic Disturbance and
Psychotherapy”. Teoksessa Studia philosophica in honorem Sven Krohn
septuagesimum annum complentis 2.V.1973. (Turun yliopiston
julkaisuja, B 126.) Turku: Turun Yliopisto, 157–176.

1974 ”C. G. Jung and European Culture”. The Human Context 6 (1),

1974 ”The Existential Analysis of Anxiety and its Implications for Clinical
Psychology”. Psychiatria Fennica 5, 191–200.

1976 ”Analytical Psychology and Metascience”. Journal of Analytical
Psychology 21 (1), 50–63.

1976 ”Psychotherapy in the Light of Phenomenology”. Psychiatria
Fennica 7, 81–89.

1981 ”The Problem of Meaning in Psychology and Psychiatry”.
Teoksessa I. Korte-Karapuu & A. Siitonen (toim.), Studien zur
Werttheorie – Studies in the Theory of Value – Études sur la théorie des
valeurs, 5. (Turun yliopiston julkaisuja, B 155.) Turku: Turun yliopisto,

1 Searle, J. 1992. The Rediscovery of the Mind. Mass, USA: MIT Press.
Zahavi, D. 2005. Subjectivity and Selfhood. Investigating the First-Person Perspective. Massachusetts: The MIT Press.
Kallio, E. K. (Ed.). 2020. Development of adult thinking: Interdisciplinary perspectives on cognitive development and adult learning. Routledge.