BTI
501

Introduction to The Hermeneutical Task: The Art of Reading Beyond the Page

Concurrent with RG (First Year Reading Group)

This initial course in biblical interpretation lays a foundation for the study of texts, particularly the Bible, as they relate to soul and culture. Students examine the history of Biblical interpretation, the task of finding meaning in the text and philosophy’s impact on what it means to be a reader. Students explore the theological, linguistic, literary, historical, sociological and personal aspects of interpretation. Students consider the literal-grammatical-historical method of reading the text, as well as current issues in contemporary hermeneutics. Interpretation in the course introduces the art of reading and how this new way of reading can make a significant difference in the lives of readers and those with whom they relate.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom September 3 - December 10, 2014
Wednesday, 4:00-6:00pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
1 2 Large Classroom September 4 - December 11, 2013
Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
1 2 Large Classroom September 5 - December 12, 2012
Wednesday, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
1 2 Large Classroom August 31 - December 7, 2011
Wednesday, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
BTI
502

Reading Practices: Engaging the Biblical Text

This course is an introduction to practices of theological interpretation. Different critical approaches and their historical development, contributions and limitations are discussed. Students gain experience using the biblical story as a norm to reflect on culture and life. The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) is studied.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Small Classroom September 5-December 12
Tuesdays, 9-11am
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.
BTI
503

Old Testament Genre

This course is an introduction to Old Testament scripture from the perspective of its literary genres. Students examine six major genres: theological history, law, poetry, wisdom, prophecy, and apocalyptic writing. The characteristics of these genres are discussed and students are exposed to extra-biblical examples of each type. Application of the insights from this approach to the study of the Old Testament, to contemporary life, ministry and mission will be included.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
3 Large Classroom May 9 - June 29, 2017
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
J. P. Kang, Ph.D.
3 Large Classroom May 8-June 26, 2018
Tuesday & Thursday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
J. P. Kang, Ph.D.
BTI
504

Tell Me the Stories of Jesus: A New Testament Survey

This course is a survey of selected books of the New Testament considering them as narrative witnesses to the identity of Jesus and the formation of the church. The Gospel of Luke, the Acts of the Apostles, selected Pauline and general epistles, and the Apocalypse to John are studied, attending to both their content and their literary form.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 3 Large Classroom January 7 - April 15, 2015
Wednesday, 4:00-7:00pm
Blaine Charette, Ph.D.
3 Large Classroom January 6 - April 13, 2016
Wednesday, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.
3 Large Classroom January 10 - April 18, 2017
Tuesdays, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.
3 Large Classroom January 9 - April 17 2018
Tuesday, 1:30-4:30pm
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.
BTI
511

Introduction to Biblical Languages I: Opening the Hebrew Text

Prerequisites: BTI 502

This course (with BTI 512) introduces students to the Greek and Hebrew languages so that they are prepared to use the wealth of computer-based resources available for study of the biblical text. The student is introduced to the linguistic structures used to describe languages (phonology, grammar, morphology and syntax, and semantics). In BTI 511 the student learns the Hebrew alphabet, basic Hebrew vocabulary and morphemes, and is introduced to Hebrew syntax in order to make intelligent use of available Bible software. The use of scholarly Hebrew language study tools is introduced.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 3 M3 May 4 - June 25, 2014 (No class the week of June 1)
Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday; 8:30-10:30am
J. P. Kang, Ph.D.
3 Small Classroom May 2 - June 23, 2016
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday, 8:30am - 10:30am
No class the week of June 6
J. P. Kang, Ph.D.
3 Small Classroom January 10 - April 18, 2017
Tuesdays, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
J. P. Kang, Ph.D.
3 M4 January 8 - April 18, 2018
Monday & Wednesday, 9:30am - 11:00am
J. P. Kang, Ph.D.
BTI
512

Introduction to Biblical Languages II: Opening the Greek Text

Prerequisites: BTI 502, BTI 511

In this course, the student learns the Greek alphabet, basic Greek vocabulary and morphemes, and is introduced to Greek syntax in order to make intelligent use of available Bible software. Scholarly Greek language study tools are used.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Small Classroom January 7 - April 15, 2015
Wednesday, 3:30-6:30pm
J. P. Kang, Ph.D.
2 M4 January 4, 11, 25, February 1, 8, 29, March 7, 14, 21, April 4
Monday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
J. P. Kang, Ph.D.
2 Small Classroom on Mondays
M4 on Wednesdays
January 9 - April 19, 2017
Mondays, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.
2 Small Classroom August 28-December 11, 2017
Mondays, 4:00pm - 5:00pm &
Wednesdays, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.
BTI
530

Textual Synthesis I: Examination of the Book of Ruth

Prerequisites: BTI 502, BTI 511

This course is an exegetical and interpretive study of the book of Ruth based on the Hebrew text using computer-based resources for study of the biblical text. Various textual and hermeneutical strategies are used to understand the meanings of the book of Ruth. The depiction of the book of Ruth in art and culture is considered.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Small Classroom (Mondays)
M3 (Thursdays)
May 8 - June 29, 2016
Mondays & Thursdays, 9:00am - 11:00am
J. P. Kang, Ph.D.
2 M3 May 7-June 28, 2018
Monday & Thursday, 9:00-11:00am
J. P. Kang, Ph.D.
BTI
533

Genesis

The book of Genesis tells the story of the origins of the people of God, and the people’s account of God’s mysterious presence to create, save, call and guide. Learning to read Genesis is a training ground for reading God’s presence in our lives and times. This course will provide an overview of the themes, theology and historical background of book of Genesis as well as detailed exploration of select texts through lectures, discussion, and readings. Special emphasis will also be given to looking at how our social context affects interpretation. Special emphasis will be placed on developing an approach to the Scriptures that is intellectually responsible and contemplative while at the same time being engaged with the world outside the comfortable confines of church and academy.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 *** CANCELLED *** *** CANCELLED *** *** CANCELLED ***
BTI
535

Gospel of Mark

Full course description to be announced.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 M4 January 9 - April 17, 2017
Monday, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.
BTI
540

Textual Synthesis II: Examination of the Epistle to the Galations

Prerequisites: BTI 502, BTI 511, BTI 512

An exegetical and interpretive study of the book of Galatians based on the Greek text and computer-based resources for study of the Biblical text. Various textual and hermeneutical strategies are used to understand the meanings of the Epistle to the Galatians. The history of the interpretation of the Epistle is considered. Students prepare a final project that synthesizes both the church’s historic engagement and their own personal engagement with the biblical text.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Small Classroom May 29 & 30 and June 12 & 13, 2015
Friday and Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Jo-Ann Badley, Ph.D.
2 M3 May 2 - June 22, 2016
Monday & Wednesday, 9:00am - 11:00am
No class the week of June 6
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.
2 Small Classroom May 9 - June 29, 2017
Tuesdays & Thursdays,10:00am - 12:00pm
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.
2 SC January 8 - April 16, 2018
Monday, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.
BTI
541

Paul’s Corinthian Correspondence

Prerequisites: BTI 501, BTI 504

This course explores the complex relationship between Paul and the Christian community at Corinth. The history, literature and theology of the letters are examined to provide insight into the shape and dynamics of that relationship. These dynamics are probed further to seek connections between the complex relationship of Paul and the ancient church at Corinth, and the complexity of Christian relationships in a postmodern world.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Small Classroom August 29 - December 5, 2011
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
Jo-Ann Badley, Ph.D.
BTI
570

Integrative Project: Exploring the Future

Prerequisite: Taken in last year of MDiv or MATC degree program

An individualized learning experience that creates space for students to draw from their entire The Seattle School experience as they look to their post-graduation ministry and their unique embodiment of text, soul and culture. Blending research methodology with the personal supervision of their advisor (at The Seattle School), students complete the writing of their final integrative project for theology students during their final year. This course is taught consecutively over two trimesters, with one credit earned in each of those terms.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 M4 August 27, 2015
Thursday 9:30-10:30 Class, 10:30-12:00 Library Skills Workshop

September 28, October 12, November 9, 2015
Monday 9:00am-12:00pm Class


Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
Ron Ruthruff, D.Min.
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.
2 M3 September 16, October 21, November 11 , 2016
Friday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.
Ron Ruthruff, D.Min.
2 TBD TBD
BTI
575B

Special Topics: Reading the Bible with the Damned

The objective of this course is to develop a Biblical, theological and pastoral framework for a ministry of presence and proclamation to people who assume they are rejected by God. This assumption is based on a complex web of life experiences including poverty, misfortune, neglect or abuse from parents and/or exclusion from the dominant culture and from the church because of race, social class or anti-social behavior. The instructor’s primary experience comes out of over twenty-five years of reading the Bible with people who often consider themselves “damned” – Central American peasants, Mexican migrant farm workers, inmates in Washington State jails, drug dealers, gang members.

There will be a $25 fee to stay overnight at Tierra Nueva in Burlington.  See course syllabus for full details. 

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Tierra Nueva, Burlington, WA.
There is a $25 each night for lodging.
February 20, 2017
Monday, 4:30pm - 7:30pm in M4
AND
February 10-11 & March 17-18, 2017
Friday, 6:00pm - Saturday, 5:00pm at Tierra Nueva
Bob Ekblad, Th.D.
2 Tierra Nueva, Burlington, WA.
There is a $25 fee each night for lodging.
February 5, 2017
Monday, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
AND
February 16-17 & March 9-10, 2017
Friday, 6:00pm - Saturday, 5:00pm at Tierra Nueva
Bob Ekblad, Th.D.
CSL
502

History and Therapeutic Perspectives: Contextualizing the Interpersonal

This course is designed to give students a historical and theoretical grounding in the major counseling theories and theorists. Current interpersonal theory is placed both historically and theoretically. The student will explore relational dynamic theory from both a psychological and theological vantage point.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 3 Large Classroom September 5 - December 12
Tuesday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
2 3 M3 September 5 - December 12
Tuesday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Doug Shirley, Ed.D.
CSL
503

Professional Ethics: Honoring the Other

Prerequisites: CSL 528, CSL 551, CSL 552 and CSL 542

The student receives an overview of professional ethics and Washington State law as applied to counseling. Students are encouraged to examine their ethical decision-making processes in light of the difficult decisions facing the professional counselor. The course provides instruction regarding widely accepted ethical norms as well as common legal regulations. Additional topics will include professionalism, licensure, moral responsibility and issues of power.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
3 Large Classroom May 8 - June 26, 2017
Mondays, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
Christie Lynk, M.A.
3 Large Classroom May 7-June 25, 2018
Mondays, 9am-3pm
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
CSL
509

Multicultural Perspectives: Race and Culture

Not available for Enrichment.

This course is designed to increase students’ cultural competence by deepening their awareness of self and how they have been socialized to think about groups who are culturally similar and different from them. Students develop in their understanding of racial tensions that exist across cultures by examining their own stereotypes, attitudes, values, preconceived notions, behaviors and assumptions. Power, privilege and race are explored as well as their impact on racial minorities. Lecture, class discussions, video, reading and interactive group activities are used as a catalyst to promote personal and professional growth.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Large Classroom May 12-13 & June 16-17, 2017
Friday & Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D.
2 LC May 11-2 & June 15-16, 2018
Friday & Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D.
CSL
510

Human Growth: The Interpersonal and Narrative Journey

This course covers human development from an interpersonal perspective, which includes neurological, psychological, and faith development from conception to death. Particular emphasis is placed on the significance of attachment, and the roles of affect regulation and mentalization in facilitating secure development.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Large Classroom August 28 - December 11, 2017
Mondays, 7pm - 9pm
Doug Hansen, MSW
CSL
511

Vocational and Occupational Direction

The course will examine theories of career selection and development. The course is also a consideration of the necessary tension between vocation and occupation and introduces several assessment tools as it explores lifestyle and career decision-making issues. Career counseling models and techniques will also be examined as the student considers their career choice as a vocational call.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom January 22 - April 16, 2015
Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm
and March 21 (Saturday), 10:00am-4:00pm
Andrea Sielaff, M.A.
2 OR 3 Large Classroom January 9 - April 17, 2017
Mondays, 10:00am - 11:30am

April 1, 2017
Saturday, 10:00am - 4:00pm
Andrea Sielaff, M.A.
CSL
512

Substance Abuse

Registration note: CSL 512B is 2 credits, CSL 512C is 3 credits. 

This course is designed to provide foundational concepts to understand addictive processes and provide appropriate therapy. The course explores existential, theological, and biological foundations and provides instruction in assessment and treatment of those who are drug or alcohol addicted. Individual, family, and community issues surrounding addictions and abuse are covered.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 TBD TBD
CSL
513

Sexual Disorders

Prerequisite: CSL 517, CSL 527, CSL 544, CSL 551, CSL 552
Not available for Enrichment.

This class addresses the physical, relational, ethical and theological issues most often encountered in out-patient private practice and the local church that relate to clients struggling with their sexuality and addictive issues in general. The focus will be on understanding the symptoms in light of gender theory, addiction, and idolatry. The student will be better equipped to understand and treat a number of paraphilias, gender identity disorders, and normal sexual dysfunctions.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Large Classroom September 5-December 12, 2017
Tuesdays, 2:30-5:00pm
Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.
CSL
514

Issues of Abuse: Sexual Harm and Its Consequences

Prerequisites: CSL 513, CSL 544

This course provides a dynamic and interpersonal overview of the consequences of sexual abuse as well as instruction in working therapeutically with an abuse victim. The course will aid the student in recognition and assessment of various abuse contexts, reporting procedures, and prevention programs.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 M3 September 5 - November 28, 2017
Tuesdays, 12:00pm-2:30pm
Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.
CSL
516

Research: The Dialogical Context of Knowledge

Registration note: CSL 516B is 2 credits, CSL 516C is 3 credits. 

This course is an introduction to psychological research. The student is introduced to quantitative and qualitative research designs and statistical methodologies. Research is studied in its dialogical context: researcher to subject, researcher to interpretation, and researcher to the community within which the research is relevant. Students will also receive guidance and practice in the use of research to inform their therapeutic work.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 OR 3 Large Classroom May 9 - June 27, 2017
Tuesdays, 8:30am - 12:00pm
Chris Keller, Ph.D
2 Large Classroom May 8-June 26, 2018
Tuesdays, 8:30am-12:00pm
Chris Keller, Ph.D
CSL
517

Marriage and Family

Prerequisites: CSL 527, CSL 551

Students study the imprint of the primary relational context. The course provides discussion of the impact of these formative relationships and it covers a range of marital and familial issues that bear upon the work of counseling.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom January 26 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 3:30-6:00pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
2 Large Classroom January 11 - April 11, 2015
Monday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.
Steve Call, Ph.D.
2 Large Classroom January 23 - April 17, 2017
Mondays, 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.
Steve Call, Ph.D.
2 LC January 29 - April 16, 2018
Monday, 3:30pm-6:00pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
CSL
518

Group Therapy: The Healing Content of Community

This course considers group psychotherapy from relationally based theoretical and theological perspectives and is informed by theological paradigms. The course covers group development and common group dynamics as well as techniques of intervention and leadership principles appropriate to various group stages.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom May 6 - June 24, 2015
Wednesday, 5:30-9:00pm
Doug Hansen, M.S.W.
2 2 Large Classroom May 7 - June 25, 2015
Thursday, 5:30-9:00pm
Doug Hansen, M.S.W.
1 2 OR 3 Large Classroom May 10 - June 28, 2017
Wednesdays, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Doug Hansen, MSW
2 2 OR 3 Large Classroom May 11 - June 29, 2017
Thursdays, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Doug Hansen, MSW
CSL
521

Mothers: Seeking the Mind of Her and Pathologies of Today (Narcissistic Disturbances and Superego Pathologies)

There is also a $30 fee for this course for required conferences. Please see syllabus for more details.

The principle objective of this course is to provide clinical resources on the subject of the maternal object and the counterpart seen in the analyst’s reverie. The course will provide an overview of the nature of the internal maternal object and how it may perpetuate an atmosphere of mental pain. As a result, self-attacks may develop. Students will have an opportunity to explore specific disorders as well as develop an integrated approach to W.R. Bion’s understanding of maternal reverie. Specifically, students will explore the mother’s capacity to hold, contain, and elaborate her infant’s unspoken thoughts and affects into thought. Classes will be in seminar format and will include lectures, readings, film, and discussion.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 M4 September 2 - November 18, 2015
Wednesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
CSL
524

Introduction to Counseling Children and Adolescents

Prerequisite: CSL 510

This course utilizes a didactic and experiential format in which to explore therapeutic work with children and adolescents. Through reading, class-time, and role-play, this course provides a foundation to facilitate the growth and development of the student’s clinical work with children and adolescents. Clinical work with children and adolescents will be considered from a bio-psychosocial perspective with specific emphasis on cognitive and emotional development, attachment, and systemic issues as relevant to today’s child and adolescent culture.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Large Classroom May 5-6 & 19-20, 2017
Friday & Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
2 LC May 4-5 & May 18-19, 2018
Friday & Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
CSL
527

Faith, Hope, and Love: Ultimate Relational Concerns

This course considers the pursuit of meaning in the development of identity. The student will address the concept of maturity from a theological and psychological viewpoint especially in light of the New Testament letters of Paul. The course seeks to link mission and identity as a framework for considering ones calling and life.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Large Classroom August 28-December 11, 2017
Mondays, 3:30-6:00pm
Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
CSL
528

Interpersonal Foundations: Dialogue and Presence

This course considers the incarnational relationship and what it means to be present in the face of the other. It seeks to develop a paradigm of listening and relating that is dialogical in its intent. The course will focus on theological and psychological paradigms of relationship.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom September 3 - December 10, 2014
Wednesday, 1:30-3:30pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
2 Large Classroom January 4 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Doug Shirley, Ed.D.
2 Large Classroom January 10 - April 18, 2017
Tuesdays, 9:00am - 11:00am
Doug Shirley, Ed.D.
2 LC January 9 - April 17 2018
Tuesday, 9:00am - 11:00am
Doug Shirley, Ed.D.
CSL
529

Family Systems

This course utilizes a didactic and experiential format in which to explore therapeutic work with families. Theoretical foundations and developments of family therapy will be explored to introduce the student to the field of family therapy. Through reading, class-time, and role-play, this course provides a foundation to facilitate the growth and development of the student’s clinical work with families. Students will be encouraged to develop their own personal style of systemic therapy in light of the theories studied. Clinical work with families will be considered from a bio-psycho-social perspective with specific emphasis on the family life cycle, development, attachment, and systemic issues as relevant to today’s family culture.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 TBD March 9-10 & April 6-7, 2018
Friday & Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
CSL
530

Counseling Internship I

Prerequisites: CSL 502, CSL 503, CSL 524, CSL 528, CSL 551, CSL 552, CSL 542, CSL 544, CSL 545 (Recommended: CSL 510, CSL 517, CSL 518).

The purpose of the Counseling Internship is to provide a clinical setting for the intern to gather clinical experience and to receive clinical supervision. During the gathering of clinical experience, the intern has the opportunity to learn and to grow their “clinical mind.” The clinical setting will provide the intern with supervised experiences in preparation for professional practice as a counselor. Supervision will include but not limited to administrative skills (fees, billing, etc.), case management skills (evaluation of lethality, level of care, etc.), and clinical skills (frame/perimeter, setting, transference, countertransference, documentation, assessment, case formulation, etc.). The Intern will have an opportunity to develop and practice these skills in a variety of clinical settings under the guidance of an on-site supervisor. In addition, the student will participate in a supervised Case Conference seminar at The Seattle School.

Time Requirements of Internship:

  • Each student will achieve at least 250 hours of internship experience to be completed across two terms. Note, if the hours cannot be completed in two terms, additional terms will be required. The additional terms do not count toward the total credits required within the degree.
  • 125 hours of direct counseling experience, a minimum of 12.5 hours of on-site supervision, and 125 hours of other work in the counseling setting.
SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 TBA September 11 - December 11, 2017
Mondays, 8:00-10:00am
Steve Call, Ph.D.
2 2 TBA September 11 - December 11, 2017
Mondays, 8:00-10:00am
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
3 2 TBA September 11 - December 11, 2017
Mondays, 12:00-2:00pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
4 2 TBA September 11 - December 11, 2017
Mondays, 12:00-2:00pm
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
6 2 TBA August 30 - December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
7 2 TBA August 30 - December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
8 2 TBD September 11 - December 11, 2017
Mondays, 12:30-2:30pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
5 2 TBA August 28-December 11, 2017
Mondays, 8:00am - 10:00am
Enika Cocoli Bowen, Ph.D.
CSL
531

Counseling Internship II

Prerequisites: CSL 530

(Recommended: CSL 510, CSL 517, CSL 518).

The purpose of the Counseling Internship is to provide a clinical setting for the intern to gather clinical experience and to receive clinical supervision. During the gathering of clinical experience, the intern has the opportunity to learn and to grow their “clinical mind.” The clinical setting will provide the intern with supervised experiences in preparation for professional practice as a counselor. Supervision will include but not limited to administrative skills (fees, billing, etc.), case management skills (evaluation of lethality, level of care, etc.), and clinical skills (frame/perimeter, setting, transference, countertransference, documentation, assessment, case formulation, etc.). The Intern will have an opportunity to develop and practice these skills in a variety of clinical settings under the guidance of an on-site supervisor. In addition, the student will participate in a supervised Case Conference seminar at The Seattle School.

Time Requirements of Internship:

  • Each student will achieve at least 250 hours of internship experience to be completed across two terms. Note, if the hours cannot be completed in two terms, additional terms will be required. The additional terms do not count toward the total credits required within the degree.
  • 125 hours of direct counseling experience, a minimum of 12.5 hours of on-site supervision, and 125 hours of other work in the counseling setting.
SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Fadoal January 26 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 8:00-10:00am
Steve Call, Ph.D.
2 2 Skyway January 5 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 8:00-10:00am
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
3 2 Fadoal January 5 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 6:00-8:00pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
4 2 Skyway January 6 - April 14, 2015
Tuesday, 8:00-10:00am
Corinne Vance, M.A.
5 2 Fadoal January 27 - April 14, 2015
Tuesday, 8:00-10:00am
Steve Call, Ph.D.
6 2 Skyway January 7 - April 15, 2015
Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
7 2 Skyway January 7 - April 15, 2015
Wednesday, 12:00-2:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
1 2 Fadoal January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 8:00am - 10:00am
Steve Call, Ph.D.
2 2 Skyway January 4 - April 4, 2016
Monday, 8:00am - 10:00am
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
4 2 M4 January 11 -April 11, 2016
Monday, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
3 2 Fadoal January 11 - April 11, 2016
Tuesday, 8:00am - 10:00am
Steve Call, Ph.D.
5 2 Fadoal January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
6 2 Skyway January 6 - April 6, 2016
Wednesday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
7 2 Skyway January 6 - April 6, 2016
Wednesday, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
1 2 FADOAL January 9 - April 17, 2017
Mondays, 8:00am - 10:00am
Steve Call, Ph.D.
2 2 SKYWAY January 9 - April 17, 2017
Mondays, 8:00am - 10:00am
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
3 2 M3 January 9 - April 17, 2017
Mondays, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
4 2 Small Classroom January 9 - April 17, 2017
Mondays, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
5 2 SKYWAY January 11 - April 19, 2017
Wednesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
6 2 SKYWAY January 11 - April 19, 2017
Wednesdays, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
7 2 Skyway January 10 - April 18, 2017
Tuesdays, 8:00am - 10:00am
Chris Keller, Ph.D
8 2 Joe's January 9 - April 17, 2017
Mondays, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Chris Keller, Ph.D
CSL
532

Counseling Internship III

Prerequisites: CSL 530, CSL 531

Students who have not completed their required hours of internship may register for internship until the hours are completed. Note that internship credits beyond the required Internship I and II do not count toward the total credits required within the degree.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Skyway May 5 - June 23, 2015
Tuesday, 1:00-4:00pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
1 2 Fadoal May 6 - June 24, 2014
Tuesday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
2 FADOAL May 3 - June 21, 2016
Tuesday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
2 SKYWAY TBD
CSL
534

Advanced Seminar: Rhythmicity in Therapy: Practices and Relational Cadence

A full course description is available on individual course syllabi.

This course will also include a $35 retreat fee. 

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Small Classroom October 29-30, 2015
Thursday, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Friday, 10:00m - 4:00pm

November 12-14, 2015
Thursday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, 10:00m - 6:00pm
Saturday, 9:00am - 6:00pm (Retreat on Whidbey Island)
Christie Lynk, M.A.
CSL
534

Advanced Seminar: Dialogues of Difference: Studies in Diversity in the Therapeutic Relationship

Class is limited to 15 students. CSL 542 Therapy I is a pre-requisite or approval from instructor.
This course is designed to offer the student theory and practices in working clinically with diversity. The course will focus on social privilege, disadvantage and multiple identities and treatment practices with a variety of populations including, Latino, African-American, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Gay patients. The course will help in defining differences in psychotherapy patterns within difference by attending to communication and metacommunication patterns. The theoretical emphasis in working with diversity is from contemporary psychoanalytic practices.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Small Classroom May 5 - June 2, 2016
Thursdays, 1:30pm - 6:30pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
CSL
534

Advanced Seminar: The Enigma of Desire

Prerequisites: CSL 502, CSL 517, CSL 527, CSL 528, CSL 551, CSL 552
Not available for Enrichment.

In this course, we will address the pragmatic, that is the logical, definable aspects that define the Self that are often constructed defensively and falsely – and the enigmatic aspects of the Self that are polysemous, confusing, mysterious and unknowable and that often leave us afraid and undone searching for definitives rather than moving towards multiplicity, creativity and expansions of the Self.  We will do this through the lens of Desire a term often misunderstood and maligned within our Christian tradition as sin.  We will play with this word looking at how desire awakens the hidden parts of ourselves – selves that often are hidden away out of fear.  We will attempt to understand the Psalmists invitation to “delight yourself in the Lord and he shall give you the desire of your heart” (Psalm, 37:4) and consider that often that which is hidden, blocks the ineffable, the transcendent the very being of God.  We will also look at how contemporary models of psychoanalysis address the enigma of desire and how in its complexity a more rich and varied life can be achieved.  Clinical work will be offered and discussed.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 **COURSE IS CANCELLED** Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
CSL
538

MACP Practicum III: Psychotherapy in the Professional Setting

Prerequisites: CSL 542, CSL 544, CSL 545, CSL 551, 552, CSL 553 (to be taken concurrent with CSL 531)
Not available for Enrichment.

This practicum functions as a synthesis of the Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology. It provides an observed therapeutic experience with a senior therapist followed by class and faculty feedback and evaluation. The student interacts with issues of interviewing, assessment, diagnosing and treatment, as well as the use of therapeutic relationship to address client concerns. The course draws on the theoretical categories presented throughout the degree as well as the training experiences in practica and internships.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom January 6 - March 31, 2015
Tuesday, 1:00-3:15pm
Abby Wong-Heffter, M.A.
2 Large Classroom January 5 - April 5, 2016 (no class Feb. 16)
Tuesday, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Abby Wong-Heffter, M.A.
2 Large Classroom January 11 - April 19
Wednesdays, 2:30pm-5:00pm
Abby Wong-Heffter, M.A.
2 Large Classroom January 9 - April 17 2018
Tuesday, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Abby Wong-Heffter, M.A.
CSL
542

Therapy I: Interpersonal Theory and the Practice of Therapy

Prerequisites: CSL 502, CSL 517, CSL 527, CSL 528, CSL 551, CSL 552

Students are provided an introduction to theological, philosophical, and psychological categories as they inform the practice of counseling as an essentially interpersonal pursuit. There is an emphasis on anthropology (human design), etiology (the development of problems), and treatment strategy. The course explores fundamental therapeutic categories such as transference and counter-transference and the use of such categories in the therapeutic process.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom January 7 - April 15, 2015
Wednesday, 1:00-3:00pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
2 2 Large Classroom January 7 - April 15, 2015
Wednesday, 4:00-6:00pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
1 2 M3 January 6 - April 13, 2016
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
2 2 M3 January 6 - April 13, 2016
Wednesday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
1 2 M3 January 11 - April 19, 2017
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Clarissa Hill, M.A.
2 2 M3 January 11 - April 19, 2017
Wednesday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Clarissa Hill, M.A.
1 2 M3 January 17 - April 18, 2018
Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
2 2 M3 January 17 - April 18, 2018
Wednesdays, 4-6pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
CSL
543

Therapy II: Psychotherapy in Clinical Practice

Prerequisites: CSL 542, CSL 544, CSL 551, CSL 552, and CSL 553; Concurrent with CSL 530

There is also a $75 fee for this course for required conferences. Please see syllabus for more details.

This advanced course follows Therapy I and continues to explore the use of the self in the interpersonal aspect of therapeutic work. Focus is given to adult psychotherapy in the clinical process by learning to develop treatment strategies and interventions.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 M3 September 8 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 12:30-2:30pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
2 2 M3 September 10 - December 10, 2014
Wednesday, 4:00-6:00pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
1 2 Large Classroom September 2 - December 9, 2015
Wednesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
2 3 Large Classroom September 2 - December 9, 2015
Wednesday, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
1 2 M3 September 13 - December 13, 2016
Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

*Required conference attendance on September 16/17. Please see syllabus or course instructor for more details.
Doug Shirley, Ed.D.
2 2 M3 September 13 - December 13, 2016
Tuesdays, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

*Required conference attendance on September 16/17. Please see syllabus or course instructor for more details.
Doug Shirley, Ed.D.
1 2 M3 September 6 - December 13, 2017
Wednesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
2 2 M3 September 6 - December 13, 2017
Wednesday, 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
CSL
544

Psychopathology I

Prerequisites: CSL 527, CSL 528, and CSL 551

There is also a $50 fee for this course for required conferences. Please see syllabus for more details.

This course provides a survey for theoretical foundation in understanding clinical psychopathology. The class addresses developmental and biological categories of mental disorders as well as theological underpinnings of development. The student will explore theoretical material regarding clinical disorders and disorders of the self. The class addresses diagnostic categories of psychopathology, assessment, treatment, understanding, and the use of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-TR.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
3 Large Classroom August 28 - December 11, 2017
Mondays, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
CSL
545

Psychopathology II

Prerequisite: CSL 544

This second course in Psychopathology builds upon the nosology and theoretical foundation in Psychopathology I. A multidisciplinary approach, specifically the bio-psycho-social model of disease are presented. This course covers the use of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as related to assessment, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment modalities of personality disorders. Developmental and intrapsychic perspectives are discussed with an emphasis on the treatment of the particular mental spaces and disorders of the self. The course addresses diagnostic categories of psychopathology of personality through mental status examinations and assessment instruments, as well as objective, achievement, neuropsychological, and projective instruments. An overview of the purposes and functions of testing, assessment, screening, problem-solving, counseling, rehabilitation, and progress evaluation is covered.

This course has a $95 fee associated with it for required conferences in Fall 2015 ($30) and Spring 2016 ($65) terms.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom January 5 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 12:00-3:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
3 Large Classroom January 4 - April 11, 2015
Monday, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
3 Large Classroom January 9 - April 17, 2017
Mondays, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
3 Large Classroom January 8 - April 16, 2018
Monday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Enika Cocoli Bowen, Ph.D.
CSL
551

First Year Practicum Part I: Story and Foundations of Interpersonal Dialogue

Not available for Enrichment.

This introductory practicum provides the foundation for interpersonal training by means of group interaction with a clinical faculty supervisor. The practicum provides training in listening and feedback skills. It also presents the opportunity for each student to consider personal matters that may impede or enhance their personal, professional and artistic development and work as a counselor, pastor, ministry leader, and artist. In addition, the students meet individually six times per trimester with a practicum facilitator.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 1 Skyway September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
2 1 Fadoal September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
3 1 La Danse September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
4 1 Synchronicity September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
5 1 PE=mhg September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
6 1 Joe's September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
7 1 Skyway September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
8 1 Fadoal September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
9 1 La Danse September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
10 1 Synchronicity September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
11 1 Fadoal September 17 - December 10, 2014
Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
12 1 Skyway September 17 - December 10, 2014
Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
1 1 Skyway September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
2 1 Fadoal September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
3 1 La Danse September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
4 1 Joe's September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
5 1 PE=mhg September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
6 1 Skyway September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
7 1 Fadoal September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
8 1 LaDanse September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
9 1 Joe's September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
10 1 PE=mhg September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
11 1 Synchronicity September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
12 1 Small Classroom September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
13 1 Joe's September 16 - December 9, 2015
Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
14 1 PE=mhg September 16 - December 9, 2015
Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
1 1 Practicum Rooms September 19 - December 12, 2016
Mondays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
2 1 Practicum Rooms September 19 - December 12, 2016
Mondays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
3 1 Practicum Rooms September 21 - December 14, 2016
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 11:00am OR 10:00am - 12:00pm
There will be several sections offered at these day/times.
1 1 September 11 - December 11, 2017
Monday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
2 1 September 11 - December 11, 2017
Monday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
3 1 September 11 - December 11, 2017
Monday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
4 1 September 11 - December 11, 2017
Monday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
5 1 September 11 - December 11, 2017
Monday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
6 1 September 11 - December 11, 2017
Monday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
10 1 September 11 - December 11, 2017
Monday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
11 1 September 11 - December 11, 2017
Monday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
12 1 September 13 - December 13, 2017
Wednesday, 9:00am - 11:00am
7 1 September 11 - December 11, 2017
Monday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
8 1 September 11 - December 11, 2017
Monday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
9 1 September 11 - December 11, 2017
Monday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
13 1 September 13 - December 13, 2017
Wednesday, 11:00am - 1:00pm
CSL
552

First Year Practicum Part II: Therapy as an Interpersonal Art

Prerequisite: CSL 551
Not available for Enrichment.

This introductory practicum provides the foundation for interpersonal training by means of group interaction with a clinical faculty supervisor. The practicum provides training in listening and feedback skills. It also presents the opportunity for each student to consider personal matters that may impede or enhance their personal, professional and vocational development. Spring term builds upon fall term experiences. Students receive feedback from the group and a faculty supervisor. The student meets six times per semester with a practicum facilitator.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 1 Skyway January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Maureen Koth, M.A.
2 1 Fadoal January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Vanessa Villavicencio de Suter, M.A.
3 1 La Danse January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Wendell Moss, M.A.
4 1 Synchronicity January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Jeanette Scott, M.A.
5 1 PE=mhg January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
Laura Wade Shirley, M.A.
6 1 Joe's January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
Maureen Koth, M.A.
7 1 Skyway January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D.
8 1 Fadoal January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
Vanessa Villavicencio de Suter, M.A.
9 1 La Danse January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
Wendell Moss, M.A.
10 1 Synchronicity January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 1:00-3:00pm
Jeanette Scott, M.A.
11 1 LaDanse January 14 - April 15, 2015
Wednesday, 10:00-12:00pm
Vanessa Villavicencio de Suter, M.A.
12 1 Fadoal January 14 - April 15, 2015
Wednesday, 10:00-12:00pm
Maureen Koth, M.A.
13 1 LaDanse January 13 - April 14, 2015
Tuesday, 1:10-3:10pm
Gina Waggoner, M.A.
1 1 Skyway January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Jeanette Scott, M.A.
2 1 Fadoal January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Vanessa Villavicencio de Suter, M.A.
3 1 LaDanse January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Laura Wade Shirley, M.A.
4 1 Joe's January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Maureen Koth, M.A.
5 1 Synchronicity January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Wendell Moss, M.A.
6 1 Skyway January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Caprice D. Hollins, Psy.D.
7 1 Fadoal January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Jeanette Scott, M.A.
8 1 LaDanse
January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Doug Shirley, Ed.D.
9 1 Joe's January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Vanessa Villavicencio de Suter, M.A.
10 1 PE=mhg January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Laura Wade Shirley, M.A.
11 1 Synchronicity January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Maureen Koth, M.A.
12 1 Small Classroom January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Wendell Moss, M.A.
13 1 Joe's January 13 - April 13, 2016
Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Vanessa Villavicencio de Suter, M.A.
14 1 PE=mhg January 13 - April 13, 2016
Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Maureen Koth, M.A.
1 1 Practicum Rooms January 23 - April 17, 2017
Mondays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
2 1 Practicum Rooms January 23 - April 17, 2017
Mondays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
3 1 Practicum Rooms January 25 - April 19, 2017
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 11:00am OR 10:00am - 12:00pm
There will be several sections offered at these day/times.
CSL
553

Second Year Practicum

Prerequisites: CSL 551 & 552; Concurrent with CSL 544 or CSL 545
Not available for Enrichment.

Practicum II provides advanced counseling training and builds upon the training experiences of First Year Practicum. It provides a supervised-counseling practice with another student, with feedback from the group and a faculty supervisor. Particular emphasis is placed on skills necessary to make use of the interpersonal environment in order to create an opportunity for growth. Additionally, Practicum II continues to emphasize personal exploration as it relates to the practice of counseling

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Practicum Rooms September 19 - December 12, 2016
Mondays, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
2 2 Practicum Rooms September 20 - December 13, 2016
Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
3 2 Practicum Rooms September 20 - December 13, 2016
Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
1 2 Practicum Rooms January 9 - April 17, 2017
Mondays, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
2 2 Practicum Rooms January 10 - April 18, 2017
Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
3 2 Practicum Rooms January 10 - April 18, 2017
Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
2 TBA Several sections will be offered at the following dates/times:
Monday, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, 12:30pm-2:30pm
CSL
554

Second Year Practicum Part I

Prerequisites: CSL 551 & 552; Concurrent with CSL 544
Not available for Enrichment.

Practicum II provides advanced counseling training and builds upon the training experiences of First Year Practicum. It provides a supervised-counseling practice with another student, with feedback from the group and a faculty supervisor. Particular emphasis is placed on skills necessary to make use of the interpersonal environment in order to create an opportunity for growth. Additionally, Practicum II continues to emphasize personal exploration as it relates to the practice of counseling.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 1 PE=mhg September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
2 1 Skyway September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 3:10-5:10pm
3 1 PE=mhg September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 3:30-5:30pm
4 1 Fadoal September 15 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 3:30-5:30pm
5 1 PE=mhg September 16 - December 9, 2014
Tuesday, 8:00-10:00am
7 1 Skyway September 16 - December 9, 2014
Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
6 1 La Danse September 16 - December 9, 2014
Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
8 1 PE=mhg September 16 - December 9, 2014
Tuesday, 10:15am-12:15pm
9 1 Fadoal September 16 - December 9, 2014
Tuesday, 10:15am-12:15pm
10 1 Skyway September 16 - December 9, 2014
Tuesday, 1:00-3:00pm
1 1 Fadoal October 5 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 3:30pm - 6:00pm
2 1 Joe's September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
3 1 LaDanse September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
4 1 Skyway August 31 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
5 1 Skyway *NOTE that this section in spring term conflicts with Theology II.
Theology II is not a pre-requisite for Internship.
September 15 - December 8, 2015
Tuesday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
6 1 Fadoal *NOTE that this section in spring term conflicts with Theology II.
Theology II is not a pre-requisite for Internship.
September 15 - December 8, 2015
Tuesday, 10:15am - 12:15pm
7 1 Joe's *NOTE that this section in spring term conflicts with the Issues of Abuse elective. This class will be offered again in Spring 2017.
This section in spring term also conflicts with Theology II.
Theology II is not a pre-requisite for Internship.
October 6 - December 8, 2015
Tuesday, 11:15am - 1:45pm
8 1 LaDanse *NOTE that this section in spring term conflicts with the Issues of Abuse elective.
This class will be offered again in Spring 2017.
September 15 - December 8, 2015
Tuesday, 12:15pm - 2:15pm
9 1 Skyway *NOTE that this section in spring term conflicts with Sexual Disorders & the Issues of Abuse elective.
Sexual Disorders is not a pre-requisite for Internship.
The Issues of Abuse class will be offered again in Spring 2017.
September 15 - December 8, 2015
Tuesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
10 1 Fadoal September 16 - December 9, 2015
Wednesday, 10:30am - 12:30pm
11 1 Synchronicity September 14 - December 7, 2015
Wednesday, 9:45am - 11:45am
1 2 Practicum Rooms September 19 - December 12, 2016
Mondays, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
2 2 Practicum Rooms September 20 - December 13, 2016
Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
3 2 Practicum Rooms September 20 - December 13, 2016
Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
CSL
555

Second Year Practicum Part II

Prerequisites: CSL 551 and 552; Concurrent with CSL 542
Not available for Enrichment.

This course provides advanced counseling training and builds upon the training experiences of Practicum I. It provides a supervised training experience with a practicum supervisor as well as peer feedback. Practicum II emphasizes therapeutic conversations, supervised practice counseling with fellow students, and personal exploration as it relates to the practice of counseling.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 1 PE=mhg January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Laura Wade Shirley, M.A.
2 1 Skyway January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 3:10-5:15pm
Gina Waggoner, M.A.
3 1 PE=mhg January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 3:30-5:30pm
Carole Anne Coryell, Ph.D.
4 1 Fadoal January 12 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 3:30-5:30pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
5 1 PE=mhg January 13 - April 14, 2015
Tuesday, 8:00-10:00am
Chris Keller, Ph.D
6 1 La Danse January 13 - April 14, 2015
Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Vanessa Villavicencio de Suter, M.A.
7 1 Skyway January 13 - April 14, 2015
Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Doug Shirley, Ed.D.
8 1 PE=mhg January 13 - April 14, 2015
Tuesday, 10:15am-12:15pm
Chris Keller, Ph.D
9 1 Fadoal January 13 - April 14, 2015
Tuesday, 10:15am-12:15pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
10 1 Skyway January 13 - April 14, 2015
Tuesday, 1:00-3:00pm
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
1 1 Fadoal January 4 - March 28, 2015
Monday, 3:30-6:00
Gina Waggoner, M.A.
2 1 Joe's January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Doug Shirley, Ed.D.
3 1 LaDanse January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Nathan Eklund, M.A.
4 1 Skyway January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
5 1 Skyway January 12 - April 12, 2016
Tuesday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Vanessa Villavicencio de Suter, M.A.
6 1 Fadoal January 12 - April 12, 2016
Tuesday, 10:15am - 12:15pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
7 1 Joe's January 5 - March 29, 2016
Tuesday, 11:15am - 1:45pm
Gina Waggoner, M.A.
8 1 LaDanse January 12 - April 12, 2016
Tuesday, 12:15pm - 2:15pm
Doug Shirley, Ed.D.
9 1 Skyway January 5 - April 5, 2016
Tuesday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
10 1 Fadoal January 13 - April 13, 2016
Wednesday, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Laura Wade Shirley, M.A.
11 1 Synchronicity January 11 - April 11, 2016
Monday, 9:45am - 11:45am
Nathan Eklund, M.A.
1 2 Practicum Rooms January 9 - April 17, 2017
Mondays, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
2 2 Practicum Rooms January 10 - April 18, 2017
Tuesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
3 2 Practicum Rooms January 10 - April 18, 2017
Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
There will be several sections offered at this day/time.
CSL
560

Psychopharmacology

Prerequisite: CSL 544

This overview course in psychopharmacology builds upon the theoretical foundation in Psychopathology I and II which includes the biological, psychological (intrapsychic and interpersonal conflicts and anxieties), and the social model. This course covers the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacology of medications of abuse, pharmacology for special populations (child, adolescent, geriatric patients as well as suicidal, and violent patients) , and a synthesis of psychopharmacology and psychological therapies in the care of the patient. From a biopsychosocial model, there is an emphasis on understanding of how the ethnic and cultural background of patients influence development, disease expression, the patient-therapist relationship, diagnosis and treatment variations across the globe. Each class of medication will be explored, specifically: the history, mechanism of action, pharmacology, indications with specific clinical syndromes, effects on symptoms, adverse effects, drug interactions, medication compliance, and future directions of the particular classes of medications. Through a representative selection of clinical scenarios, cases will be used to illustrate how to apply the concepts in clinical practice settings.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 1 or 2 M3 September 3 - December 10, 2014
Wednesday, 2:00-4:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
1 M4 September 7 - November 16, 2016
Wednesdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.
CSL
561

Interpersonal Neurobiology

This Advanced Seminar allows the student to further integrate theory and practice. The course
will introduce and explore the expanding data from Neuroscience and Interpersonal
Neurobiology and address how this information can be used to enhance the practice of
psychotherapy and the movement toward wholeness and integration that can only take place
within the context of relationship. The course will also provide experiential learning and
practice opportunities in a small group, pro-seminar format.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 M3 January 20-21 & February 17-18, 2017
Friday & Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
2 TBD January 19-20, February 2, and February 10, 2018
Friday & Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
CSL
562

Couples Counseling

Prerequisite: CSL 517

This course utilizes a didactic and experiential format in which to further explore marriage counseling. Through reading, class-time, experiential learning and role-play, this course provides a foundation to facilitate the growth and development of the student’s clinical work with married couples. Clinical work with couples will be considered from a bio-psychosocial perspective with specific emphasis on intimacy, emotional development, attachment styles, relational styles, communication, shame, evil and healing.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Large Classroom October 21 - 22, 2016 &
November 11 - 12, 2016
Friday & Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
CSL
575B

Special Topics: Shame

Shame is often kept hidden and drives us to experience the core human fear of being left and being abandoned. This class attempts to discern the origin of shame, examines how shame permeates human relationships and provides insight into how shame can be addressed in a therapeutic context.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom September 29 & 30, October 13 & 14
Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm
CSL
575B

Special Topics: Human Sexuality

Human Sexuality is designed to ask questions about the nature of biological sexuality, sexual preference, sexual identity, and desire. The course will seek to explore multiple perspectives to attempt to understand such questions from scientific research, developmental theory, cultural influences, and relational experience. Contemporary scholarship from psychoanalytic literature will be assigned to formulate the bases for class discussion. Students will consider several ways of understanding and working with sexuality in their personal lives and in clinical settings, equipping them to think critically and work effectively in various cultures and systems.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Large Classroom May 7-June 25, 2018
Mondays, 5:30-9:00pm
Doug Hansen, MSW
CSL
575B

Special Topics – Children & Adolescents II

Prerequisite: CSL 524

This course is designed as a follow up course to CSL 524 Introduction to Child and Adolescent Counseling. This course will utilize a cognitive behavioral approach in facilitating and teaching students how to work with children and adolescents that have experienced trauma and loss. Course material will engage matters of text, soul and culture in understanding and learning the impact of treatment upon nature of healing. This course utilizes a didactic and experiential format in order to provide a deeper clinical awareness and skill in the treatment of children and adolescents.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 2 M3 September 11 - December 11, 2017
Monday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.
CSL
575B

Special Topics: Evidence-based Psychotherapies

This course is an introduction to Evidence-based Psychotherapy. Students will be introduced to the history of evidence-based interventions and learn criteria for evidence-based psychological practices. Leading evidence-based psychotherapies will be introduced theoretically, paired with teaching and practicing specific interventions. The modalities introduced will include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE). Students will also learn which leading evidence-based interventions most effectively treat which mental health conditions, such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personality disorders.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 M4 May 8 - June 26: Thursday, 9:00am - 12:30pm Chris Keller, Ph.D
2 THIS COURSE WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN SUMMER 2016 TERM.
Please contact the Academic Office if you have any questions or
desire advising around this elective.
2 M3 May 9 - June 27, 2017
Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Chris Keller, Ph.D
DVA
503

Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence

This course is designed to introduce the basic principles of advocacy counseling that involve a client with an advocate counselor in an individual, family, or group session with the primary focus on safety planning and on empowerment of the client through reinforcing the client’s autonomy and self-determination. Advocacy-based counseling uses problem solving methods and includes identifying the barriers to safety, developing safety checking, planning skills, clarifying issues, solving problems, increasing self-esteem and self-awareness and improving and implementing skills in decision making, parenting, self-help and self-care.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 TBD TBD Nancy Murphy, D.Min.
DVA
506

Impact of Abuse

Exploring, thinking through and addressing the nature and impact of abuse and oppression in order to care for those who have experienced-devastating consequences, this course will draw its theoretical constructs from the Human Ecology model, hermeneutical principles of Narrative Therapy and anti-oppression resources from Judeo-Christian traditions. Following systemic systems of oppression that would allow the damage of abuse into internal and interpersonal realms will reveal the far reaching consequences of harm and the necessity to address the trauma on a therapeutic level that exceeds the initial period of care-giving, protection, and skill building.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom January 9-10 and Jaunary 16-17, 2015
Friday and Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm
Nancy Murphy, D.Min.
F&I

Frameworks & Intersections

This required workshop is intended to provide incoming students with context for learning methods employed at The Seattle School, academic resources, and other information to help them be successful in the classroom. This course introduces students to the concepts of text.soul.culture to begin their academic journeys with the eventual goal of service to God and neighbor. Students will gain a better understanding of the intersections of text, soul, and culture; frameworks presented in the classroom; expectations of graduate school and intercultural credibility in community.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 0 Large Classroom September 12 and 19, 2014
Friday, 9:00am-12:00pm
0 Large Classroom September 2, 2015
Wednesday, 10:00am - 12:00pm

September 9, 2015
Wednesday, 9:00am - 12:00pm
0 Large Classroom September 14, 2016
Wednesday, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
0 LC August 30, 2017
Wednesday, 9:00am - 12:30pm
J. Derek McNeil, Ph.D.
RG

First Year Reading Groups

Taken concurrently with BTI 501 and/or TCE 528.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 0 September 8 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 11:00am-1:00pm
2 0 September 8 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 12:00-2:00pm
3 0 September 8 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 6:30-8:30pm
4 0 September 8 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 7:00-9:00pm
5 0 September 9- December 9, 2014
Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
6 0 September 9 - December 9, 2014
Tuesday, 3:30-5:30pm
7 0 September 9 - December 9, 2014
Tuesday, 6:30-8:30pm
8 0 September 10 - December 10, 2014
Wednesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
9 0 September 3 - December 3, 2014
Wednesday, 6:30-8:30pm
10 0 September 4 - December 4, 2014
Thursday, 10:00am-12:00pm
11 0 September 4 - December 4, 2014
Thursday, 11:00am-1:00pm
12 0 September 4 - December 4, 2014
Thursday, 7:00-9:00pm
RLM
503

Life Together I: Ancient-Future Focus for Church and Worship

Prerequisites: Concurrent with RLM 530

This course considers missional leadership for church and worship by surveying the Church’s past and continuing story through lenses of both struggle and strength. The interanimation of text, church, and culture in the ongoing process of God’s people incarnating Christ is highlighted. Praxis-focused field experience (i.e. preaching, pastoral care, worship, chaplaincy, etc.) and classroom instruction are integrated with an intentional community setting. Students will develop a practical ecclesiology.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Small Classroom September 6-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
RLM
504

Life Together II: Relational Ethics for Church and Leadership

Prerequisites: RLM 503, concurrent with RLM 531

As the second of a two-part course combining praxis-focused field experience, classroom instruction, and intentional community, this course considers applied relationality for church and leadership with a focus on pastoral ethics and intentional, creative care for the faith community. Students will be expected to develop a personal philosophy of ministry.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Small Classroom January 7 - April 15, 2015
Wednesday, 10:30am-12:30pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
2 Small Classroom January 6 - April 13
Wednesday, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
2 Small Classroom January 11 - April 19, 2017
Wednesdays, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
2 SC January 10 - April 18, 2018
Wednesday, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Kj Swanson, Ph.D.
RLM
505

Homiletics: Crafting Transformational Moments

Prerequisites: BTI 502

This course explores the nuances of preaching and public communication. By combining theory, preparation and practice, the course places emphasis on the art of listening well to the text, soul and culture to craft moments where transformation has space to occur. Students are given opportunity to develop consistent and excellent communication skills in a variety of settings.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 M4 January 5 - April 12, 2016
Tuesdays, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
2 TBD TBD
RLM
516

Social Entrepreneurship

This course will examine how old ways of doing business are becoming new ways of helping. Students will be introduced to the intersecting worlds of business and human services. Discover how the soul of a business can heal the heart of a community.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 M3 May 6 - June 24, 2015
Wednesday, 2:00-6:00pm
Ron Ruthruff, D.Min.
2 M3 May 10 - June 28, 2017
Wednesdays, 2:00pm - 6:00pm
No class June 21
AND attendance is required at an event on Thursday, June 15 from 6:00-9:00.
Please see syllabus for further details. Cost for event is $30.
Ron Ruthruff, D.Min.
RLM
520

Developing Intercultural Competency: Being the Word on the Street

This course prepares the student to engage and embrace culturally diverse contexts. Through the development of an anthropological understanding of culture this course considers new ways to navigate differences between the self and the “other”. Students will examine unique interpersonal (social bias) and sociological (power) dynamics in diverse settings. This exploration will assist students in serving the church and community in culturally responsive ways.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 M3 January 9-April 17, 2018
Tuesdays, 11:00am-1:00pm
Ron Ruthruff, D.Min.
RLM
530

MDiv Practicum II: Embodying Christ

Prerequisites: CSL 551, CSL 552; Concurrent with RLM 503
Not available for Enrichment.

The goal of this practicum is to fulfill the MDIV experience and what it means to live and minister incarnationally. Students will explore–through intentional community, reflection and interaction–discernment in their unique calls to ministry.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Fadoal September 10 - December 10, 2014
Wednesday, 8:00am-10:00pm
Phil Nellis, M.Div.
1 FADOAL September 21 - December 14, 2016
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 11:00am
Phil Nellis, M.Div.
Bethany Gardner, M.A.
1 Skyway September 13 - December 13, 2017
Wednesday, 9:00am - 11:00am
Phil Nellis, M.Div.
RLM
531

MDiv Practicum III: Embodying Christ

Prerequisites: CSL 551, CSL 552, RLM 530, concurrent with RLM 504
Not available for Enrichment.

Students will be expected to demonstrate their understanding of ethics, pastoral care and their own philosophy of ministry. Students will present in oral and written form their theory as lived in practice.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 1 Fadoal January 14 - April 15, 2015
Wednesday, 8:00-10:00am
Phil Nellis, M.Div.
1 FADOAL January 13 - April 13, 2016
Wednesday, 8:00am - 10:00am
Phil Nellis, M.Div.
1 Fadoal January 25 - April 19, 2017
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 11:00am
Phil Nellis, M.Div.
1 Skyway January 17 - April 18, 2018
Wednesday, 9:00am - 11:00am
Phil Nellis, M.Div.
SFD
501

Prayer I

To provide a solid foundation for spiritual enrichment, this course examines the theological and practical dynamics of prayer.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 1 Large Classroom October 16 & 17, 2014
Thursday, 2:00-9:00pm
Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Bob Ekblad, Th.D.
1 Large Classroom October 15-16, 2015
Friday& Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Bob Ekblad, Th.D.
1 M3 October 13-14, 2016
Thursday, 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bob Ekblad, Th.D.
1 SC October 12-13, 2017
Thursday, 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bob Ekblad, Th.D.
SFD
502

Readings in Christian Spirituality

This course provides a historical overview of the development of Christian spirituality and faith practice. Saints throughout the ages have modeled what it means to grow in Christ-likeness. This course equips the student with an understanding of the value of prayer, meditation, and service. How does the Christian change and grow? Into what, and why? And how might our contemporary culture give us glimpses of the inclination toward spiritual things?

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 M3 June 6-7, 2014
Friday 12:00pm - 7:00pm; Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
1 M3 March 4-5, 2016
Friday & Saturday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
SFD
503

The Art of Spiritual Direction I

This is an introductory course to the field of spiritual direction, which entails assisting persons in their devotion to and relationship with God. This course utilizes practical experiences, selected readings, guest speakers, and a student’s written work to facilitate a deeper understanding of being a soul friend.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 1 Large Classroom October 3, November 7, and December 5, 2014
Friday, 9:00-3:00pm (November 7 class ends at 12:00pm)
Keith R. Anderson, D.Min.
SFD
504

Spirituality and Sabbath

This course examines the biblical and theological understanding of the Sabbath, consulting both Jewish and Christian thinkers. Students consider the benefits of integrating Sabbath-living into faith practice.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 M4 September 8 - December 8, 2015
Tuesday, 9:00am - 11:00am
Phil Nellis, M.Div.
2 M4 September 28-30 & November 2-4, 217
Thursday & Friday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Phil Nellis, M.Div.
SFD
513

Care of the Soul and the Call to Sacred Activism

Prepared through biblical story and contemplative readings, this course takes place in the city streets and centers where learners encounter the least of these during a Street Retreat. Care of the soul has to do with continually cultivating a richly expressive, imaginative, and meaningful life that concerns itself with attending to God’s presence in everyday life; organizing and shaping our lives for the good of our own souls that are inseparable from the world’s soul, calling us to work for change in God’s world.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 M3 September 5-December 12
Tuesdays, 9:00am - 11:00am
Ron Ruthruff, D.Min.
SFD
519

Evil, Abuse, and Spiritual Warfare

This course addresses egregious intentional psychological and physical harm of another (evil) and the resultant effects on personality, relationships, and encounter with God. The class will consider interventions that engage the trauma of evil through spiritual warfare. (Cross-listed as CSL 519)

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom September 9 - December 9, 2014
Tuesday, 11:00am-1:00pm
Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.
Gina Waggoner, M.A.
Paul Steinke, M.A.
2 M4 September 13 - December 13, 2016
Tuesdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.
Gina Waggoner, M.A.
Paul Steinke, M.A.
SFD
521

The Artist’s Way

This course is about discovering and recovering your creative self. It is for anyone interested in practicing the art of creative living. It is about both being creative and putting that creativity into practice. We will explore what it means to BE an artist and a Christian and how the arts can inspire and transform humanity’s relationship to God, community and scripture. We will also discover how creativity can enliven our understanding and communication of Counseling, Theology and Scripture.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Grunewald Guild
Leavenworth, WA
January 11 - 14, 2017
Please see course syllabus for full
details on times and travel etc...
Mandatory Orientation meeting Monday, January 9, 12:00-1:00 in M4.
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
2 Grunewald Guild, Leavenworth
*Additional fees for transportation, lodging and meals will apply.
January 10-13, 2018
Train to Leavenworth leaves Wednesday at approximately 4:00pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
SFD
522

C.S. Lewis: Theological Perspectives for Spiritual Formation

This course will examine the literary legacy of one the twentieth century’s foremost Christian authors. More specifically, it will explore the theological perspectives of C. S. Lewis, perspectives that speak of God, humanity, nature, love, heaven, hell, prayer, pain and suffering, and ethics. Students will critically reflect on how these insights might inform, nourish, challenge and support their own relationship with God and God’s work in the world.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 M3 May 8-June 26, 2018
Tuesdays, 8:30am-12:00pm
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
SFD
523

Spirituality and the Arts

This course provides an overview of contemporary art worldview and examines its implications for a Christian’s engagement with culture. Each participant will be encouraged to examine his/her role in being God’s masterpieces (poiema) given cultural stewardship over all of culture.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Small Classroom May 5 - June 17, 2015
Tuesday & Wednesday, 11:00am-1:30pm
Joelle Hathaway, Th.D.
2 M3 January 10 - April 18, 2017
Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Kj Swanson, Ph.D.
SFD
524

From the Heart: A Contemplative Approach to Ministry

This course is an exploration of contemplative ministry. Through reading, lecture, discussion and contemplative exercises we will examine ways of structuring, practicing and being in ministry that places prayer, discernment, relationship, compassion and authentic action as the primary elements of the life of ministry.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 1 Small Classroom May 4 - June 22, 2015 (No class June 1)
Monday, 3:30-6:00pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
1 Small Classroom May 8 - June 26, 2017
Mondays, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
SFD
526

Celtic Spirituality

This is an introduction to a period of history in which Christianity developed somewhat differently in the British Isles and somewhat independently from the Church on the Continent. The Golden Age of Saints and Scholars which characterized the 5th-8th centuries in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall and Isle of Man continues to have impact on the Church today. We will examine the ethos, worldview, and values of the Christian culture of that era.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 1 M3 January 5 - April 13, 2015
Monday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
1 M3 January 4 - March 7
Monday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
1 M3 September 12 - November 14, 2016
Mondays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
1 M3 August 28 - November 20, 2017
Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
SFD
580

Special Topics: Listening to the Heartbeat of God – A Spiritual Pilgrimage to Iona

Prerequisites: CSL 528

This course has four goals, a.) to facilitate student engagement with the spiritual practices of a Celtic spirituality, b.) to explore the Celtic tradition in its own history, context and cultural space c.) to reflect upon ways in which Celtic spirituality can be interwoven into the discipline of psychology and d.) to understand the history and place of Celtic theology in relationship to Augustinian theology. Through the means of a shared spiritual pilgrimage to the Isle of Iona with J. Phillip Newell, students will explore Celtic spirituality, and experience a contemplative week-long retreat that seeks “transformation in our lives and world by remembering life’s sacredness, addressing life’s brokenness, and serving earth’s oneness.” (J. Phillip Newell). Each day begins and ends with the rhythm of prayer and meditation, either at the Abbey or elsewhere on the island. The mornings are given to teaching on the Celtic tradition and sharing reflective insights and the afternoons to silence and hiking. On at least one of the days we walk the island pilgrimage route together to reflect on the journey of our lives and world. Students will be asked to consider the Celtic Spirituality tradition in contrast to their own, and as practice within their own cultural spaces.
*May be taken for one or two elective credits.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Abroad Interterm Break Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D.
SFD
601

Spiritual Formation: Prayer, Presence, and Practice

This course is intended to enable exploration of approaches to prayer, including various spiritual practices for individuals and group practices. We will examine how Christians are formed as individuals and in community, and will see values and practices from a range of sources, including the desert fathers and mothers, Benedictines, Franciscans, Celts, eastern Orthodox and Jesuits. Our practices will provide an introduction to the soul feast available to feed and nourish the student for a lifelong relationship with the Trinity for the benefit of the world in which we live.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Small Classroom September 9 - December 9, 2014
Tuesday, 9:00am-11:00am
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
2 M3 September 14 - December 7, 2015
Monday, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
2 M4 January 9 - April 17, 2017
Mondays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
2 M3 January 8 - April 16 2018
Monday, 10am-12pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
TCE
504

Philosophy I: Plato to Kant

This course surveys and synthesizes the classical and early modern legacy of Western philosophy as a preface to postmodernism. Rather than following an historical chronology of philosophical ideas, the course focuses on the close reading of seminal texts, including: Plato’s Symposium, Augustine’s Confessions, Aquinas Summa Contra Gentiles, Descartes Meditations, and Kant’s Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics. The course will highlight the interplay between the history of philosophy and the theological tradition.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 M3 June 1-4, 2015
Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-6:00pm
Carl Raschke, Ph.D.
2 M3 June 5 - June 8, 2016
Monday - Thursday, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Carl Raschke, Ph.D.
TCE
505

Philosophy II: Hegel and Beyond

This course examines the themes, issues, and threads in the development of philosophical postmodernism through a close reading of, and reflective engagement with, key texts by Hegel, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Derrida, and Deleuze. The course will also explore the impact of postmodern philosophy on contemporary theological thought.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 M3 June 2-5, 2014
Monday-Thursday, 10:00am-6:00pm
Carl Raschke, Ph.D.
2 M3 June 6 - June 9, 2016
Monday - Thursday, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Carl Raschke, Ph.D.
TCE
506

Church History I

This course examines the unfolding narrative of Christianity from its beginnings through the Renaissance, along with the history of Christian mission and the part Christians and Christianity played in the larger social history of each era. It seeks to integrate doctrinal, intellectual, liturgical, and ecclesiastic history with an understanding of how Christians lived their daily lives.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
3 Small Classroom September 2 - December 9, 2015
Wednesday, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

TCE
506

Church History I

This course examines the unfolding narrative of Christianity from its beginnings through the Renaissance, along with the history of Christian mission and the part Christians and Christianity played in the larger social history of each era. It seeks to integrate doctrinal, intellectual, liturgical, and ecclesiastic history with an understanding of how Christians lived their daily lives.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
3 M3 August 28 - December 11, 2017
Mondays, 12:30pm - 3:30pm
Darren Sumner, Ph.D.
TCE
507

Church History II

This course examines the continuing narrative of Christianity from the Protestant Reformation to the present. Emphasis is placed on the part Christians and Christianity played in the larger Western social history of each era. It seeks to integrate doctrinal, intellectual, liturgical, and ecclesiastic history with an understanding of how Christians lived their daily lives.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 3 Small Classroom September 8 - December 8, 2014
Monday, 10:30am-1:30pm

3 M4 September 12 - December 12, 2016
Mondays, 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Darren Sumner, Ph.D.
TCE
508

Theology I: Constructing the Theological Mosaic – God, Humanity, Christ

This course is the first of a two-part exploration in constructing, confessing and affirming anew the central doctrinal vision of the Christian faith. We refer to this as the theological mosaic because in essence this is not a monochrome belief system but a rich tapestry of different historical, cultural and biblical insights that show us how to integrate text, soul and culture. In this way we hope to appropriate the great traditions of the Christian church and construct a faith that is equally meaningful and resourceful to Christian vocation, ministry and discipleship in our contemporary global contexts.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom September 9 - December 9, 2014
Tuesday, 1:00-3:00pm
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
2 Large Classroom September 1 - December 8, 2015
Tuesday, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
2 Large Classroom September 14 - December 14, 2016
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 11:00am
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
TCE
509

Theology II: Constructing the Theological Mosaic — Spirit, Church, Last Things

Prerequisites: TCE 508

As the second of a two-part exploration of the Christian theological mosaic, this course advances the conversation involving Scripture and the theological heritage of the church, including voices from contemporary culture and theology (such as Narrative, Feminist and Liberation theologies). The focus of the course is the construction and affirmation of the Christian vision of our destiny as participants in the new creation, the Christian faith community as sacramental people anticipating God’s telos for creation, and the Holy Spirit as the agent of the renewal of creation. The Christian theological mosaic informs how we live and minister with desire to be transformed by the Spirit and to be agents of the Spirit’s transformation for the sake of God’s glory.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom January 6 - April 14, 2015
Tuesday, 3:30-5:30pm
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
2 Large Classrooom January 5 - April 12, 2016
Tuesday, 9:00am - 11:00am
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
2 Large Classroom January 11 - April 19, 2017
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 11:00am
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
TCE
510

Word & Sacrament: Theology of Spiritual Formation

This course provides the historical, theological and biblical foundation of Christian spiritual theology its form and function as it is practiced in pastoral care, individual, group, and institutional settings. (Cross-listed as SFD 510)

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 M3 May 7 - June 25, 2018
Monday, 4:00 - 7:30pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
TCE
511

Theology and the Artistic Impulse

This course will explore a theology of creativity as understood through our identity as persons made in the image of God. In the process, we will look at the vocational call of the artist as well as the more general call to create in and engage with the created order at large. This class will use a variety of ‘texts’ – e.g., literature, music and visual art – in order to search out the least inadequate ‘language’ in which to both describe and praise God.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 M3 January 9-April 17, 2018
Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00pm
Kj Swanson, Ph.D.
TCE
513

Advanced Seminar

Not available for Enrichment. This course is designed for MATC students who are concurrently taking BTI 570 Integrative Project. 

Students read and discuss texts related to the topics of philosophy, theology, and psychology. This second year advanced course allows the student to further develop and integrate theory and praxis.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 1 M4 September 6-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
2 1 Small Classroom September 6-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
Ron Ruthruff, D.Min.
TCE
513

Advanced Seminar: Spirituality of Place

Not available for Enrichment.

A central question of this course is, what does it mean, and what does it look like, for Christians to express their faith through the places—the homes, churches, neighborhoods, economies, architecture, public spaces—they live? If Christian faith, love, and hope are not simply ideas but also ways of life, then these ways must find expression in the physical places we design and inhabit. Why? Because God’s own love and delight in creating the world are continually made manifest in the physical gifts of food, shelter, energy and beauty. Christian life, understood as a participation (however imperfect) in these Godly ways of being in the world, is the opportunity to bear witness to this God who creates, sustains, and redeems creation.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 M3 May 6 - June 24, 2014 (No class the week of June 2)
Tuesday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
Pat Loughery, D.Min.
TCE
514

The Road to Nicaea and Beyond: A Historical Look at a Developing Theology

In 325 CE, Emperor Constantine I called together the first ecumenical council of the Christian church. This event gathered bishops and theologians from throughout the Roman Empire in order to discuss doctrine and to refute specific challenges to the Christian faith. This was the first attempt to formalize and achieve consensus around central tenets of the Christian faith in the history of the church. This class will trace the theological road to Nicaea as well as the continuing path to the Council of Chalcedon in 451. This monumental theological development will be explored in seminar style as we examine together the historical context, the primary documents and the key players in this theological drama.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 M3 January 8-April 16, 2018
Mondays, 12:30-2:30pm
Darren Sumner, Ph.D.
TCE
515

Beauty, Brokenness, and the Cross

This class will explore the concept of beauty. This exploration will be shaped by a theology of the cross (which encompasses the whole of the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus) that not only leads us to a Christian understanding of beauty but to an understanding that beauty, to be true beauty, must have the power to identify, confront and redeem that which is most ugly—even death itself. It is in this redemptive motion that we are brought to worship, which emerges from our acknowledgment of God’s redemptive power within our lives.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Small Classroom October 30, November 13, and December 4, 2014
Thursday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
2 M3 May 10 - June 28, 2017
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
TCE
517R

First Year Reading Group

To be taken concurrently with TCE 517 Cultural Identity & Locatedness.

Students read and discuss texts related to the topics of philosophy, theology, and psychology. This second year advanced course allows the student to further develop and integrate theory and praxis.

Please select the time and instructor of your choice.

 

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 M4 September 11 - December 11, 2017
Mondays, 2-3pm
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.
2 2 Small Classroom September 11 - December 11, 2017
Mondays, 2-3pm
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D.
3 2 Small Classroom September 5 - December 12, 2017
Tuesdays, 3:30 - 4:30pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
4 2 Small Classroom September 6-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 2-3pm
Ron Ruthruff, D.Min.
5 2 M4 September 6-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 2-3pm
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
6 1 M3 September 6-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 9:30am - 10:30am
Doug Shirley, Ed.D.
TCE
528

Biblical Theology: Narrative and Social Ethics

Registration note: TCE 528B is 2 credits, TCE 528C is 3 credits.

Biblical Theology is an integrative and unitive discipline that seeks to bridge the gap between biblical exegesis and interpretation and theological, practical and ethical application of the Bible in the context of contemporary cultures. While remaining alive to the differences and discontinuities between both Testaments, Biblical Theology also endeavors to look for continuities and connections between them as these apply to the life of scholarship, the life of faith and discipleship and the mission of the church.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 3 M3 September 9 - December 9, 2014
Tuesday, 3:30-6:30pm
Ron Ruthruff, D.Min.
2 OR 3 Small Classroom September 13 - December 13, 2016
Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Ron Ruthruff, D.Min.
TCE
532

Special Topics: Theology of Eroticism

This class will address the development of a biblical theology of sexual eroticism from the
vantage point of the book Song of Solomon. Special emphasis will be placed on addressing the
sexual issues faced by students who live in a sexually casual and charged culture in order to
develop strategies for exploring those issues in a therapeutic context. This class is not open for Enrichment.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 LC March 22-24, 2018 Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.
Tremper Longman, III, Ph.D.
TCE
540

God & Persons

Course description will be available soon.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 LC September 6-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 9:00am - 11:00am
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
TCE
541

Spirit & Trauma

Course description will be available soon.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 LC January 10 - April 18, 2018
Wednesday, 9:00am - 11:00am
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.
TCE
570

Book of Job

Wisdom is seldom viewed in the Scripture as the mere acquisition of knowledge. Wisdom is knowledge applied to the vexing and complex situations of life far more as art than science. Nevertheless, wisdom is not solely subjective or a matter of random, self-referential choice. It is often said, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” to imply there is no universal or essential consistency to the aesthetic impulse. The same is often assumed regarding wisdom. It is individual, subjective, and not essentially related to something greater than itself. Wisdom as found in the book of Job requires us to see the limits of wisdom, the necessity of relational dialogue, and an openness simultaneously to wrestle and submit to the work of our redeemer God. Therefore, this course will consider the role of wisdom in the contexts of therapy, pastoral service and social advocacy. Specifically, this class will look at how one develops wisdom and we may use it for critiquing various approaches to conflict, therapy, and community. (Cross-listed as CSL 570)

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 Large Classroom February 16 - February 18, 2017
Thursday - Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.
Tremper Longman, III, Ph.D.
TCE
575B

Special Topics: Unconscious Gods — Radical Theology, Psychoanalysis, and the Critique of Religion

This graduate level course will explore some recent developments in contemporary critical theory that have particular pertinence for theological reflection and church practice. In particular the course will focus on the re-emergence of Radical Theology in Lacanian thinkers like Slavoj Zizek. By exploring post-Hegelian theory, Radical Theology and Lacanian psychoanalytic insights we will ask fundamental questions concerning the meaning of faith, the nature of future church and the proposed cure proclaimed by Christianity. Theorists covered during the course will include Tillich, Bonhoeffer, Zizek, and Caputo.

 

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 2 Large Classroom May 29-31, 2014
Thursday, 4:00pm-9:00pm; Friday & Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm
Peter Rollins, Ph.D.
TCE
575B

Special Topics – Apocalypse and Dystopia: Hope and Resistance

This course uses literary, popular culture, and scholarly texts to explore the forms and uses of apocalyptic, dystopian and utopian genres. By examining the contexts out of which these genres emerge and what they seek to address, we will investigate such narratives’ potential to shape imaginations toward eschatological hope, present action, or maintenance of the status quo.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 2 M3 May 9 - June 27, 2017
Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Kj Swanson, Ph.D.
TCE
575B

Special Topics: Heretics & Troublemakers: Theology From the Margins

Throughout its history the Christian faith has been challenged by those whom the orthodox tradition came to regard as heterodox or outright heretical – from Marcion and Pegaius in the ancient church to new protests against classical teaching in the present day.  Christians have come to regard even some of the mainstream church’s own practices (such as racial segregation) to be contrary to the gospel, and sought to reform them.  By looking closely at these disputes this reading seminar explore the nature of controversy itself, along with the changing nature of the church’s authority in the modern world.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
2 M3 January 9 - April 17, 2017
Monday, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Darren Sumner, Ph.D.
WW

Writing Workshop

The Writing Workshop provides a foundational understanding of the writing process and of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology’s academic writing standards. This seminar-style class is an opportunity to become familiar with different types of writing required at The Seattle School, learn the appropriate use of academic sources, and receive feedback about your writing. In addition, you’ll review the basics of thesis statements, evidence, paper organization, revision, library research, citation style, and sentence style and grammar. Peer review and small- and large-group discussion will be used extensively in this workshop; thus, the Writing Workshop is appropriate both for the novice academic writer as well as the experienced one.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
1 0 M4 August 18, 20, 25, and 27, 2014
Monday and Wednesday, 10:00am-1:00pm
Misty Anne Winzenried, M.A.
2 0 M4 September 10 - December 3, 2014
Wednesday, 8:30-10:00am
Misty Anne Winzenried, M.A.
1 0 M4 August 17, 19, 24, 26, 2015
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Misty Anne Winzenried, M.A.
2 0 Large Classroom September 9 - December 9, 2015
Wednesday, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Misty Anne Winzenried, M.A.
1 0 M4 September 21 - December 14, 2016
Wednesdays, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
2 0 M4 September 29-30, 2016
October 13-14, 2016
Thursday & Friday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
1 0 M4 PRE-FALL SECTION
August 14, 16, 21 & 23
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00am - 1:00pm
2 0 M4 September 13 - December 13, 2017
Wednesday, 11:30am - 1:00pm
WS

Writing Seminar

This Writing Seminar is designed for continuing students and will offer more personalized engagement towards developing and sustaining your academic writing process. If you’ve made it through a year or two here and haven’t yet found a way of research, writing, and editing that goes beyond survival mode or last-minute racing, or even if you’re a confident writer who wants to zoom in on certain aspects of how and why you write, this seminar can support your continued work.

SectionCredit HoursLocationDate/TimeFaculty
0 M4 September 18, 25, October 2 & 16
Mondays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
*Plus arranged times for individual consultation.
Kj Swanson, Ph.D.