MACP Year 1: Formation and Interpersonal Foundations

The first year of the Counseling Psychology program is intended to develop personal awareness and reflection of the interpersonal patterns, giftedness, and hindrances that emerge from one’s own story. Theological, biblical, and psychological foundations for an interpersonal approach to therapy are explored, as well as historical and critical context of biblical and psychological disciplines. Students are required to complete at least 40 hours of their own therapy to help continue their personal growth outside the classroom.

  • Fall Trimester (9 credits)
    • CSL 502 – History of Therapeutic Perspectives (3)
    • CSL 527- Faith, Hope, and Love (2)
    • CSL 551 – First-Year Practicum Part I  (1)
    • TCE 517 – Cultural Identity and Locatedness  (2)
    • TCE 517R – First Year Reading Group (1)
    • F&I – Frameworks & Intersections
  • Spring Trimester (8 credits)
    • BTI 504 – Tell Me The Stories Of Jesus: A New Testament Survey (3)
    • CSL 517 –  Marriage and Family (2)
    • CSL 528 – Interpersonal Foundations (2)
    • CSL 552 – First-Year Practicum Part II (1)
  • Summer Trimester (7 credits)
    • BTI 503 – Old Testament Genre (3)
    • CSL 509 – Multicultural Perspectives (2)
    • CSL 516 – Research: The Dialogical Context of Knowledge (2)

 

MACP Year 2: Synthesizing Knowledge and Practice

The second year of the Counseling Psychology program builds on the self-reflection and interpersonal awareness begun during Year 1. Students gain knowledge of varying understandings of psychological and theological theory in order to develop their understanding of human relationships to God, to one another, and to one’s internal world. Students begin the process of integrating these tools along with clinical and ethical considerations to develop their clinical mind, psychological theory, philosophy of change, and therapeutic style.

  • Fall Trimester (10 credits)
    • CSL 510 – Human Growth and Development (2)
    • CSL 513 – Sexual Disorders (2)
    • CSL 544 – Psychopathology I: Destructive Styles (3)
    • CSL 554 – Second-Year Practicum Part I (1)
    • TCE 508 – Theology I: God, Humanity, and Christ (2)
  • Spring Trimester (8 credits)
    • CSL 542 – Therapy I: Interpersonal Theory and the Practice of Therapy (2)
    • CSL 545 – Psychopathology II: Assessment and Diagnosis (3)
    • CSL 555 – Second-Year Practicum Part II (1)
    • TCE 509 – Theology II: Spirit, Church, and Last Things (2)
  • Summer Trimester (5 credits)
    • CSL 503 – Professional Ethics (3)
    • CSL 524 – Introduction to Counseling Children & Adolescents (2)

 

MACP Year 3: Embodying the Therapeutic Relationship

The third year of the Counseling Psychology program is marked most formatively by the internship at a mental health organization or therapy practice in the Seattle community. The internship provides students with a real-world context in which to translate their psychological knowledge, interpersonal training, and personal experience of transformation into a clinical setting working with clients. This final year of education allows students to refine their professional skills and vocational calling while reflecting back their experience with faculty, supervisors, and peers.

  • Fall Trimester (6 credits)
    • CSL 530 – Internship I (2)
    • CSL 543 – Therapy II: Psychotherapy in Clinical Practice (2)
    • Elective (2)
  • Spring Trimester (6 credits)
    • CSL 531 – Internship II (2)
    • CSL 538 – MACP Practicum III (2)
    • Elective (2)
  • Summer Trimester (5 credits)
    • Elective (3)
    • Elective (2)

 

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Course Curriculum

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