Professor Christie Lynk has been named Clinical Director in the Master of Arts in Psychology program. She is working with more than 30 community mental health sites to provide required internships for second year students.
"The strength of our program lies in a solid foundation of classroom learning with practical experience serving some of Seattle's most vulnerable populations," Lynk said. "We provide our students with close supervision onsite and follow-up supervision on campus that prepares them for a fulfilling career in clinics, private practice, hospitals, and community agencies."
In addition to vetting new sites and assisting students in the application process for internships, Lynk meets with clinic directors and supervisors to assist in training, evaluation and ongoing resources for MAP students.
The MA in Psychology at Seattle University is based on the humanistic, existential, and phenomenological traditions of psychology. The curriculum draws upon the disciplines of philosophy, psychology, and the human sciences. Students are required to work in the same agency for a minimum of nine months for their internships.
Lynk, a graduate of MA in Psychology program, joined the faculty in 2008. Her teaching/research interests include clinical-relational psychology, trauma stewardship, fear of difference, and practices of silence and restoration. She is also a co-facilitator of the Powers of Leadership program at the Whidbey Institute.