Dr. Stephen Trudeau, one of our very successful graduates and frequentÂ employer of current Ryokan Students, has his first book published.Â Â Courage to Thrive.Â Dr. Stephen Trudeau, otherwise known as the Psych on the Bike, answers a very important question. “How does one overcome adversity and trauma?” By recounting personal stories and sharing the wisdom of countless […]
Alumni News Archives - Ryokan College
1. Are you accredited? -Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Ryokan College is a California State Approved school and we are overseen by the California Bureau of Private Post-Secondary Education. We are not regionally accredited.Â This may or may not make a difference depending on your career plans.Â Most of our alumni start a private practice or work in a […]
Recently, one of my clients shared a story about his morning that was very revealing of a dynamic I see far too often in practice. Â He was heading to work late because of a doctorâ€™s appointment, and freeway traffic was considerably lighter than during his typical rush hour commute. Â He made it to work in […]
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; […]
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. […]
Dr. Michael Elliott, adjunct professor at Ryokan College, wrote a new book,Â Waterfalls of Therapy â€œThis 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 enterprise. […]
Ryokan means â€œgood, large heartednessâ€ 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 Collegeâ€™s depleted scholarship fund. This fund helps to provide deserving students with the […]
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.Â 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 is not mandatory. […]
Starting Salary: $42,000/year Full Time position Employee Benefits: Medical/dental insurance, life insurance, paid sick leave, paid major holidays, and paid vacation. Educational Qualifications: The individual must possess a Masterâ€™s Degree in a social science that will equip them to fulfill the clinical duties required of the position. Thessalonika Family Services/Rancho Damacitas, a non-profit agency located […]
Seeking LCSW or Licensed Clinical Psychologist PhD City Impact is a non-profit organization working with at-risk children, youth and families. We are looking for an LCSW or PhD preferably with experience in working with DMH. Duties include documentation review and providing supervision. Hours flexible 20 + hours per week. Pay based on experience. Bilingual Spanish- […]
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"I chose Ryokan because it was convenient, flexible and affordable. I still work, have a family, take care of my aged mom, own a home, etc. The online classes work best for my busy lifestyle. Without their flexibility, I would not pursue this."
"I had attended two California State Universities and received a Master’s Degree from each before attending Ryokan College to acquire my doctorate in Clinical psychology. My second Master’s Degree was from California State University at Dominguez Hills—the program was completely online and there was virtually no difference in the quality of education I received from an accredited California state university and Ryokan college."
"My experience at Ryokan from the initial interview through graduation was one of encouragement, motivation and compassion. I have referred others to Ryokan without hesitation knowing first hand that the school is always a part of my mind and I will always be grateful to Ryokan for giving me that chance."