Who We Are
The Seattle School is an interdisciplinary graduate school and seminary offering immersive, holistic graduate degree programs in counseling psychology, divinity, theology, and culture. Discover your calling, and hone your craft with us.
We began as a gathering of a few passionate dreamers who imagined a new kind of theological and psychological training—embracing the human story, in its beauty and complexity.
“The prophet is not an outsider throwing rocks, nor a comfortable insider who defends the status quo; but one who lives precariously with two perspectives held tightly together in a loving and creative tension: the faithful insider and the critical outsider. ”Richard Rohr Explore our Programs
Attuning to the Heartbeat of a Hurting World
At The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, we train people to attune to the heartbeat of a hurting world, knowing that this can only happen when we are also attuned to our own heartbeats—the joy, pain, grief, and hope of what it means to be human. Our entire learning model is grounded in that conviction.
The Persistent Hope of Transformation
The Seattle School trains pastors, therapists, leaders, and artists who are attuned to both the beauty and the brokenness in their own stories and in the world around them. As we near the end of our 25th year, would you consider partnering with us to help build the bridge to our future? Learn how at theseattleschool.edu/give.
Lovers of the World
We are led by our alumni. When you give to The Seattle School, you join us in sending women and men into their communities with the capacity to change and be changed by their world.
Learning Takes Your Whole Body
We live in a complex world. Engaging the beauty, complexity, and brokenness in ourselves and in the people around us requires a new kind of education—one that is robustly Christian, deeply questioning, and profoundly human. If you are seeking to deepen your capacity to work as a therapist, pastor, artist, leader, or healer, we invite you to join us at the intersection of text, soul, and culture.
The Seattle School Campus Moving to 1130 Rainier Avenue South
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology is excited to announce that our campus location will be moving 3 miles southeast from 2501 Elliott Avenue to 1130 Rainier Avenue South with the goal of beginning the 2024 Winter term (January 2024) in our new location. As we’ve celebrated and marked our 25 year anniversary, the […]
Best Practices for Online Learning
The landscape of education in America was transformed and forced into new online realities because of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic. Graduate school here at The Seattle School was no exception, and now we are working and learning in a mixed-modality context. Whether you have recently been studying or coming back to school is new for […]
Looking Toward Jubilee Podcast Miniseries | Episode 4: A Blessing As We Go Forward
In celebration of our 25th year as an institution, Dr. J. Derek McNeil, President and Provost of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology, invited Dr. Dan Allender, founding President and Professor of Counseling Psychology, and Dr. Keith Anderson, President Emeritus, into a conversation on the past, present, and future of our calling and community. […]
“My professors at The Seattle School are not only invested in my classroom learning, but in my becoming more fully who I am, and doing that with grace and patience. I feel called to work with people in such a way that it leads unto joy — and not cheap joy. My primary excitement is being alongside people during the impossible work of lament. ”Carrie Cates, MDiv '17
Engaging Global Partnerships: Creating Conversations with Grassroots’ Leaders in their Context
Hosted by Guatemalan leaders serving communities impacted by poverty, lack of education, homelessness, addiction, and gang violence, students participate in pre-trip readings and film study focused on Latin American theology, history, and culture.
Critical Social Theory: Bridging Church & Community
A mid-year and advanced course that examines critical theory, postmodern philosophies, feminist theory, multiculturalism, queer theory, masculinity studies, cultural studies, critical race social theories, and religion.
Introducing and exploring the expanding data from neuroscience and interpersonal neurobiology, this course addresses how this information can be used to enhance the practice of psychotherapy and the movement toward wholeness and integration within the context of relationship.
A course designed to ask questions about the nature of biological sexuality, sexual preference, sexual identity, and desire.