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 […]
What Is a Group Interview for Graduate School?
In this video, Ben Oldham, Director of Enrollment, walks prospective students through the reasons we ask our applicants to participate in a group interview and how our group interviews offer an authentic experience of what it’s like to be a student at The Seattle School. Watch the video above or keep reading below to find […]
Update on Learning at The Seattle School Post-Pandemic
In the wake of the pandemic and the growing concern for the health and safety of our learning community, The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology made announcements in April 2020 and June 2020 regarding Spring and Fall term online coursework for our graduate programs, including a decision to offer online coursework for the entire […]
“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
The Battle of Shame
Discern the origins of shame, examine how shame permeates human relationships, and gain insight into how shame can be addressed within a therapeutic context.
Spirit & Trauma
Compare theologies of the cross and theologies of the Holy Spirit to investigate how different theological approaches impact one's view on trauma, suffering, healing, redemption, witness, resilience, and community.
Spirituality and the Arts: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Reflect on what happens when we are captivated by a shared narrative and inspired creatively to respond and to reimagine our own stories through mythological dimensions.
The Book of Job
This intensive course will consider the role of wisdom in the contexts of therapy, pastoral service, and social advocacy.