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  • Housing: The Residence Life & Housing Office Manager is Darlene O’Rourke,  (206) 296-6305. She or one of her office assistants would be happy to answer any questions you have about the housing process. Detailed information about graduate student housing is available here. If you are interested in living in one of the residence halls, including Logan Court Townhomes and Murphy Apartments complex for graduate and law school students please send email your application to housing. They anticipate that space will go fast. First-come, first-serve basis. Another option that housing has information on is The Douglas Apartments, located at 12th & Cherry. You can also call The Douglas’ leasing office directly at 206-860-3024. The closer we get to September, the harder housing is to find.  Many people look for housing near the university and in the Capitol Hill area.  Seattle does have good bus service, so you also might live in other places as long as they are near bus stops. Download this PDF for more information and outside resources.
  • Part-time Jobs: Information on student employment can be found through this link. If you have any questions about the jobs listed there you can contact Student Financial Services at here or by phone: (206) 296-2000.  For international students, contact (206) 296-6260.
  • Financial Aid: For financial aid information please contact Student Financial Services at by email or (206) 296-2000 for any loan and scholarship information. Check the website here.
  • Registration: Registration for classes is done using SU-Online, found here. Graduate student registration opened May 12th and remains open through September 30th at 11:59 p.m.  The fall schedule of classes is available on SU Online.  If you have any questions about registering please call our office (296-5400) or the Registrar's office at 296-2000 if you are having technical difficulty.  Please notify the Registrar's office as well as the psychology department of any change of address and phone number.  Note: All first year students will get into fall classes so don’t stress if you can’t register immediately.

Fall Schedule of Classes: Fall quarter begins on Wednesday, September 23rd.

  • PSYC 5110  Phenomenology of the Face with Dr. LeBeau                           --> M 3:45-6:15pm
  • PSYC 5120  Desperate Styles with Dr. Krycka                                                  --> T 3:45-6:15pm
  • PSYC 5320  Phenomenology of Therapeutic Change with Dr. Gerber  --> W 3:45-6:15pm
  • PSYC 5170  *Therapeutic Skills (1 credit) with Karen Halsey                     --> T 6:45-8:45pm
                                                                and Naoko Brown                                       --> W 10am-Noon

*Note that this course will not have enough space for everyone. Not to worry, we will have enough room for the remainder in winter quarter.

  • Note about the program requirements:  In order to ensure our graduates are adequately prepared to attain licensure in WA state, our 72-credit program includes taking summer courses between your first and second year of studies. Below is a typical schedule again for you convenience.

Required general text: We have identified a book that we would like you to buy and use as a resource during your two years of study in the graduate program, and very likely beyond that:

  • Foundations of Clinical and Counseling Psychology (4th ed.) by Judith Todd and Arthur C. Bohart [Waveland Press 2006, 518 pp. $51.95] has chapters on issues such as the profession of psychology, approaches to psychotherapy, assessment, and ethics. Some chapters will be assigned in courses you take; other chapters you might want to read if it has been several years since you studied psychology and you want to review fundamental concepts and theories.  It is also a book that you are likely to refer to while you are doing your practicum placement.  You can order the book online or from your favorite bookstore.

Suggested reading: Many of you have asked about books that might be helpful for you to read before classes begin.  We think the following readings might be useful, especially in preparation for the first quarter:

  • J.H. van den Berg, A Different Existence
  • Rollo May, Existence (just chapters 1-3 and 9)
  • R. Valle and S. Halling, Existential-Phenomenological Perspectives in Psychology, (Chapters 1 and 3 especially. This book is out of print but is available from libraries or

Other resources:  There are also a number of useful web sites (e.g., “Phenomenology Online”).  The International Human Science Research Newsletter (which is published by the program) has links to a number of these sites.  You can start looking for these sites under the link Resources online.


All students must adhere to the professional codes of conduct described in the materials below.

We expect you to maintain high ethical standards in both your professional life and in your coursework. Specifically, this means that the work you submit as evidence of your academic competence must be your own and your behavior inside and outside of class meet the ethical standards for professional behavior as outlined in the American Psychological Association's (APA) Ethics Code. Additionally, students should familiarize themselves with the American Counselors Association (ACA) Code of Ethics, as this informs the practice of counseling in WA State and is part of the licensing exam. Violations of the standards include (but are not limited to) plagiarism of all kinds, cheating, lying, and the use of unauthorized aid to obtain a grade or credit. When using the work of others, you must cite and reference the material using APA (2001) Publication Manual (6th ed.) guidelines (see Appendix B). Ethical lapses not specifically course-related, but which affect your Seattle University activities, are also prohibited and may also subject you to disciplinary action.

Details regarding the university’s position on academic honesty and integrity are provided in the Academic Integrity Policy (2011-3). The policy specifies standards of conduct, penalties for violation of these standards, procedures, and the nature of the appeal process.