Seattle Pacific University Clinical Psychology

July 4, 2015

Dr. Bev Wilson

For those looking to enhance their educational experience, there are a number of doctoral programs in psychology in Washington. Though most people think of Washington as the unofficial capital for coffee shops, for beautiful landscapes and outdoor activities like rafting or fishing, there are also a number of educational opportunities available. The Evergreen State is home to several world class colleges and universities with programs that are accredited and well known for training some of the best psychologists in the country. When seeking out a doctoral program in Washington, it can be in your best interest to look into and consider the following programs:

School of Psychology, Family, and Community

The School of Psychology, Family, and Community at Seattle Pacific University has a strong commitment of educational excellence for its students. The curriculum is faith-based and rooted in academics. Additionally, the school teaches a commitment to service in the community. The school also puts a focus on research and effective practice of the psychological discipline. The curriculum at the school is comprehensive and covers a variety of consulting, clinical training and service both on campus and off. Students are also encouraged to participate in a number of professional opportunities. The faculty is devoted to their work and often invites students to participate in their research.

Clinical Psychology Ph.D.

The clinical psychology Ph.D. that is offered by Seattle Pacific University is ideal for those who embrace a worldview from a Christian standpoint and those who are committed to enhancing the lives of those who struggle with psychological conditions. This is one of the accredited doctoral programs in Psychology in Washington and offers students an exceptional opportunity to earn their degree.

This is a full-time program that typically takes about five years to complete. The curriculum is based on a “local clinical scientist” model which is seen as an expansion of the scientist-practitioner model in clinical psychology. The program features a balanced curriculum of research as well as clinical practice. Coursework is designed to bring together biology, psychology and sociology to give graduates a solid understanding of people.

Upon graduation, students will often work as clinicians, but also as scholars, program directors and as supervisors.

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