Ryokan College FAQs

By Ryokan College on Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 in Alumni News, Hot Topics, Student/Faculty Issues. 1 Comment

1. Are you accredited? -        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.  This may or may not make a difference depending on your career plans.  Most of our alumni start a private practice or work in a […]

Online Education: The Way of the Future

By Ryokan College on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 in Alumni News, Hot Topics, Student/Faculty Issues. No Comments

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; […]

LPCC Grandfathering Make Up Classes are now available at Ryokan!

By Ryokan College on Monday, March 19th, 2012 in Alumni News, Hot Topics, Student/Faculty Issues. No Comments

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. Elliott has a new book!

By Ryokan College on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 in Alumni News, Hot Topics. No Comments

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 enterprise. […]

Thank you to our generous donators!

By Ryokan College on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 in Alumni News, Hot Topics, Student/Faculty Issues. No Comments

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 […]

Circle of Help Foundation is Hiring!

By Ryokan College on Friday, March 2nd, 2012 in Alumni News, Hot Topics, Student/Faculty Issues. No Comments

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 is not mandatory. […]

Paid MFT Internships at Thessalonika Family Services

By Ryokan College on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 in Alumni News, Employment Opportunities, Hot Topics, Student/Faculty Issues. No Comments

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 Master’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 […]

City Impact is Hiring!

By Ryokan College on Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 in Alumni News, Employment Opportunities, Hot Topics, Student/Faculty Issues. No Comments

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- […]

Seeking a Right Hand for the CEO of an Innovative New Resource for Relationships & Relationship Experts

By Ryokan College on Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 in Alumni News, Hot Topics, Student/Faculty Issues. No Comments

We’re looking to hire a creative, innovative, and energetic person who is interested in the fields of relationships, personal growth, and social media. We recently finished a project for the Gottman Institute, and are currently co-creating a new “Hold Me Tight” product with Sue Johnson. We expect to join forces with the IMAGO Institute to […]

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