Who We Are
The Seattle School is one 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 Receives $500,000 Grant through the Thriving in Ministry Initiative
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology is proud to have received a sustainability grant of $500,000 from Lilly Endowment through its Thriving in Ministry Initiative. These funds are a matching grant to support the Center for Transforming Engagement to gather ministry leaders to develop their resilience and leadership. In these efforts, the Center joins […]
Why Residency Matters: A Student Perspective
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology student Kathleen Cope shares her thoughts on residency from her experience in our low-residency programs. Walking into the red brick building that housed The Seattle School during my first residency was like stepping into a sea breeze that awakened my senses, drew me in, and welcomed me into a […]
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.