College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Arts in Psychology

Professional Development

  • Child-centered play therapy with Rosie Newman

    Details to be announced.

    MAP Lecture Series: The Humanities, the World, and the Practice of Psychotherapy

    with Michael Sipiora, Sat. Jan 9, 6:30pm-9pm Commons: Stay tuned for more information

    Human Science psychologies, in giving credence to the evidence about psychological life that is provided by the humanities, are lead to the recognition that a significant dimension of the distress that clients bring to psychotherapy arises from the disorder of the world. Drawing on insights from philosophical hermeneutics (Cushman), phenomenology (van den Berg), and archetypal psychology (Hillman), we will consider the virtuous (Illich and Schwartz) practice of psychotherapy in a world increasingly inhospitable to human dwelling.
    More information to come. 

    Ninth Annual Giving Voice to Experience Conference

    Enriching the Practice of Psychotherapy Through Qualitative Research

    Saturday, January 30th, 2016 9:00am-5:00pm

    Seattle University, Casey Commons (5th floor of Casey Building)
    Click here for more information

    Map Lecture Series: Ethics for Psychotherapists

    With Christie Lynk

    Suicide Prevention Context & Concepts; Stay tuned for more information

    O'Donogue Lunchtime Speaker Series: Culture & Psychoanalytic Theory

    We will have a total of 6 speakers this year (2 per quarter) give presentations throughout the year for our new event series, the Lunchtime Speaker Series. Most of our speakers are therapists and researchers from the local community and will draw from their clinical and theoretical knowledge base to present on topics such as gender, Mexican-American relations, and unconscious influences on socio-political life. All but one of our speakers will be scheduled on a Thursday from 12:30-1:30pm in Casey Commons. Lunch will be provided as well. A schedule of our speakers is provided below:

    2015-2016 Speaker Schedule

    Fall 2015
    Thursday November 5th, 12:30-1:30pm; Casey Commons: Sharon Green, LISW (Private Practice)
    Thursday December 3rd, 12:30-1:30pm; Casey Commons: Rodrigo Reyes, MA (Private Practice/Doctoral Candidate/SU Adjunct Faculty)

    Winter 2016
    Monday January 11th, 12:30-1:30pm; Casey Commons: Michael Sipiora, Ph.D. (Pacifica University)
    February 11th, 12:30-1:30pm; Casey Commons: Kathy Weissbourd, Ph.D. (Private Practice)

    Spring 2016
    Thursday April 14th, 12:30-1:30pm; Chair's Colloquium: Mary Watkins, Ph.D. (Pacifica University)
    Friday April 15th; 8-9am; Casey Commons; Department Breakfast: Mary Watkins
    Thursday May 19th, 12:30-1:30pm; Casey Commons: Lane Gerber, Ph.D. (Private Practice/Prof Emeritus)


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