This past month, three graduate students from Seattle University?s School of Theology and Ministry participated in an annual, university-wide Graduate Research Conference hosted by the Seattle University Office of the Provost, Undergraduate Research Association (SUURA) and Graduate Student Council (GSC): Nicole Chilivis from the MA in Relationship & Pastoral Therapy?a couples and family therapy program, Daniel Lai in the MA in Pastoral Studies, and Thuy-Linh Thi Nguyen in the MA in Transformational Leadership.
Daniel Lai came to the school with a statistics background, having worked at companies such as Microsoft, and now studying Pastoral Studies to start a new season of meaningful work. Daniel presented ?A Critique on Modern Artists? Renditions of Solomon?s Temple.?
Nicole Chilivis received her Master of Divinity degree from Princeton, has served as a Chaplain at Swedish Medical Center, and has now begun the school?s spiritually-integrated couples and family therapy program. Nicole?s presentation was entitled ?Group Therapy for Adult Survivors of Clergy Sexual Abuse.?
Thuy-Linh Thi Nguyen is an international student from Northern Vietnam with a philosophy background, now engaging the school?s Transformational Leadership program. Her presentation was entitled ?Exploring the Intergenerational Needs at the Vietnamese Martyrs Parish in Seattle.?
The purpose of the conference was to showcase the personal research of students. Seattle University?s School of Theology and Ministry is proud to support students in their research for a more just and human world?in a multitude of contexts and expressions.?