Psychology Receives Prestigious Grant

Written by Laura Paskin
June 17, 2015

The Psychology Department received a generous grant from the Kathryn Donahue Foundation to support undergraduate programs. The focus of the O?Donaghue Psychology Grant is to raise undergraduate students? awareness of psychoanalytic, Jungian, and humanistic/existential theories used in clinical practice.

"We will use this grant to deepen existing programming and offer more opportunities for undergraduates to engage directly with scholars and leaders in the field," said Psychology Chair Erica Lilleleht. "Psychoanalytic, Jungian, and existential perspectives are valuable to students not only in psychology but in a wide range of human services endeavors."

The grant will enable the department to invite clinicians and researchers to hold symposia, workshops, and other events primarily targeted to an undergraduate audience. Students in the MA in Psychology program, which is based on the existential, phenomenological, therapeutic approaches, will also have the opportunity to participate.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers more than 80 undergraduate degrees and 6 master's degrees. The Psychology Department offers BA and BS degrees in Psychology and an MA in Psychology based on the existential-phenomenological-therapeutic approach.