March 2012

Online Education: The Way of the Future

by Ryokan College on March 21, 2012

 Online classes and degrees have begun to pop up at college campuses across the country; about 75% of higher education institutions are offering online programs, but are they equal in prestige to the programs that you would find in a traditional brick and mortar format? Traditionally, online classes have been presented in a correspondence style; the student reads the text book and takes tests online, with little interaction between the student, peers, and the professor. However, this is all changing and online programs are offering students experiences equal to those of an on campus program. Ryokan College offers a synchronous, interactive and collaborative online program using state-of-the-art technology.

There are many advantages to an online education:

  • Lower costs
  • The use and understanding of technology is key in the business community, soon everything will be online and technology skills will be critical in the field of psychology.
  • Online instructors can teach from anywhere around the globe, exposing students to a wide range of information and knowledge.
  • Online education facilitates team learning and collaboration.
  • Online programs allow for greater flexibility in terms of scheduling and completion.

Ryokan College decided to move to an online format to meet the needs of our current and future students. Ryokan strives to provide the best education at the lowest price. The changing demands in the field of psychology require the acclimation to and use of technology.  Technology is the way of the future and our online program falls in line with these demands.

Our alumna, Cher Fischer has a new book!

March 21, 2012

Ryokan College’s alumna, Cher Fischer has written an eco-mystery, Falling Into Green!     As an ecopsychologist, Dr. Esmeralda Green is skilled at solving the mysteries of the mind, especially if they collide with the laws of nature. But when a body is found below the crumbling cliffs near her Los Angeles home, she is [...]

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LPCC Grandfathering Make Up Classes are now available at Ryokan!

March 19, 2012

For those of you who applied for the LPCC grandfathering with the BBS, Ryokan College is now offering any make up classes that you may need for the application, including Career Counseling and Psychopharmacology! We offer all the classes that are needed for the LPCC grandfathering as well as the MA program in LPCC.   [...]

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Dr. Elliott has a new book!

March 15, 2012

Dr. Michael Elliott, adjunct professor at Ryokan College, wrote a new book, Waterfalls of Therapy “This small collection of verse is written as a personal response to having concluded a quarter century of providing psychotherapy. It is written from several perspectives. First, it is written from the perspective of counseling being a very simple dialogical [...]

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Thank you to our generous donators!

March 7, 2012

Ryokan means “good, large heartedness” and here at Ryokan College we strive to live up to the meaning of our name every day. But recently, it has been our alumni and faculty who have really opened their hearts and donated to Ryokan College’s depleted scholarship fund. This fund helps to provide deserving students with the [...]

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Part time position available!

March 6, 2012

PT position available (near LaBrea and Pico) This job requires 21 hours per week commitment. Hours are flexible, but m-f and somewhere between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm are preferred. This woman is diagnosed with Lupus and needs assistance with independent activities of daily living (IADLs). Tasks include light cleaning and organizing, [...]

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Circle of Help Foundation is Hiring!

March 2, 2012

  Circle of Help Foundation, a substance abuse non-profit organization is seeking fully CERTIFIED counselors to work with adolescents or/and adults. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Substance Abuse Certification is required.   General responsibilities include: assessments, developing and implementing treatment and discharge plans, documentation, group and individual counseling. Newly certified counselors are welcome, experience [...]

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