Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
|MA in Counseling Psychology
||Features and Objectives
The Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology (MACP) program at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology is offered for students seeking graduate level training in the area of counseling. At The Seattle School, we believe that education is formative by its very nature and the MACP program exemplifies this – students graduate with a new understanding of being with others. We are committed to a pedagogy that is intentionally integrative, career-focused, and transformational. We teach and practice the art of psychotherapy as a discipline insistent upon finding meaning and healing in the nature and purpose of the human encounter.
Our calling is to face the beauty and brokenness of our own stories as we move toward reconciliation and restoration in the stories of others.
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- 66 credit hours over three years
- Fully-accredited program designed to meet licensure requirements for the state of Washington
- Practitioner-based degree focused on training professional psychotherapists in an array of mental health fields
- Relational approach aimed at change and transformation of the self and future clients
- Integrated theological study geared towards understanding how God impacts who we are and how we fight for redemption in the stories of brokenness
What Makes the MACP Unique?
We believe that the strongest tool that a person brings to a counseling or helping relationship is herself or himself. In addition to classroom experiences, the student will participate in four practicums that include counseling training, small group interactions led by faculty members, an opportunity to look at personal matters that impact the student’s ability to counsel effectively, faculty feedback, peer interactions, and individual conversations with practicum facilitators.
The MACP is designed for students who are looking for:
- A premium counselor training experience
- An integration of theology, interpersonal psychology and philosophy
- A blend of traditional classroom settings with dynamic interpersonal encounters
- Real world practice and application
The MACP endeavors to achieve the following goals:
- PREPARE students for a professional counseling career in private practice or related mental health capacity
- PROMOTE personal growth through understanding unique giftedness as well as considering any hindrance to caring for others
- INTEGRATE biblical, theological, and cultural studies with the fields of psychology and counseling