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 21st 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.
Theology & Trauma with Dr. Chelle Stearns
In this episode of the text.soul.culture podcast, Dr. J. Derek McNeil, President and Provost, sits down to talk with Dr. Chelle Stearns, Associate Professor of Theology, about her ongoing work and research at the intersection of trauma and theology. Dr. Stearns is a deeply thoughtful, compassionate scholar who often thinks outside of disciplinary boxes and […]
Self-Care Is Dead
When the pandemic reached our shores in early 2020, promises of time spent at home and opportunities for self-betterment were prevalent. Diets, home workouts, meditation protocols, and Bible verses were forwarded and then forwarded again. Fast forward 6+ months and the tenor of conversations have shifted. Disaster models now predict high levels of anxiety, depression, […]
The Seattle School Receives a $1 Million Grant for Thriving Congregations Initiative
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology has received a grant of $1 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. to expand the work of Resilient Leaders Project. The program is funded through Lilly Endowment’s Thriving Congregations Initiative. The aim of the national initiative is to strengthen Christian congregations so they can help people deepen their relationships […]
“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
Intersections: Interdisciplinary Inquiry & Psychological Frameworks
Explore interdisciplinary perspectives on complex problems that affect and reveal the human condition, as well as contexts that impact learning.
God, Gender, & Sexuality
Survey, compare and contrast, and evaluate different perspectives on God, gender, and sexuality from the depth and breadth of the Christian tradition, with special reference to critical social theory around gender and sexual identity.
Celtic Spirituality is an introduction to a period of history in which Christianity developed differently and independently in the British Isles than on the Continent, and how it continues to impact the Church today.
Evil, Abuse, and Spiritual Warfare
Learn about the intentional, psychological, and physical harm of another and the resulting effects on one’s personality, relationships, and how they encounter God.