Graduate Program Director
Carol LwaliGraduate Admission Counselor206.email@example.com
The M.A. in Psychology at Seattle University is
based in the existential-phenomenological traditions of humanistic psychology.
We offer students a rich foundation for the practice of psychotherapy grounded
in the disciplines of psychology and philosophy. Instruction draws extensively
on the study of qualitative research, first person narratives, phenomenological
analysis, and the hermeneutical tradition of philosophy in seeking to
understand the lived experiences of others. Students learn to work with common
diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, but more than this, they learn how to be
with others though suffering and distress, how to facilitate a process of
meaning making, understanding, and healing, and how to work skillfully across
social and cultural boundaries and differences. The program prepares students
to seek licensure as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of
Washington. An extensive internship placement prepares students for
success as psychotherapists in community settings, private practice, hospitals,
and clinics. Features of the program include:
By drawing upon the insights of a number of disciplines and by laying the foundation for a therapeutic attitude, the program prepares students to enter the helping professions, whether as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington, or by pursuing further studies.
The 72-credit program is typically completed in two years.
James Norris, Master of Arts in Psychology '09, enlisted the aid of fellow alumni to establish the Matumaini Counseling and Community Center to meet the growing need for services in south Seattle.
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