Everything you need to know about applying for an MACP Concentration in Trauma & Abuse

The Seattle School’s MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Trauma & Abuse prepares you to become a counselor or therapist with specialization in leading-edge, whole-person engagement of trauma and abuse.

The purpose of the application process is to help us get a sense of your psycho-socio-emotional capacity for intensive engagement with trauma and abuse and to discern how this specialization aligns with your clinical formation and vocational calling.

Application Process

Prospective MACP Students

Step 1: Complete the Online Application

Begin your application by completing the online application form for graduate admission. Visit the Graduate Admissions page for full details on the application process. Due to size constraints for the Concentration cohort, prospective students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. 

Step 2: Gather Supporting Documents

Essay

In addition to all required supporting documents for graduate admission, please submit an additional essay to apply for enrollment in the Concentration. The purpose of this essay is to create an opportunity for us to experience you, learn more about your vocational aims, and discern the resonance between the goals of the Concentration and your own. Please respond to the prompts below in a single essay that is 400-800 words in length. The essay needs to be typed and double-spaced.

Prompts

  • What draws you to working with trauma and abuse? Where does this intersect with your own experience?
  • How do you hope this specialization in Trauma-Informed Narrative Therapy will support your vocational calling?
  • How have you engaged your own trauma and abuse? What avenues have you taken to care for it?
  • Describe your experience in a group context. Where did you thrive? Where did you struggle?
  • How does theology and your spirituality and theology influence your theory of change?

Once complete, please ensure that your name is in the header of the document, save it as a .pdf file with the title “Your Name—Essay—CTA,” and submit by email to admissions@theseattleschool.edu.

Step 3: Application Review and Enrollment

The Admissions Review Committee will review your application for the MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Trauma Abuse. Please note that it is possible to be accepted into the MACP but denied entrance in the Concentration or placed on a waitlist for future enrollment.

Pending admission in the Concentration, your Admissions Counselor will provide you with a subsequent form to enroll. You must enroll within the given deadline in order to secure your seat in the cohort.

Current MACP Students

Application Eligibility

In order to apply for the Concentration in Trauma and Abuse, you must meet the following requirements:

Deadline

Steps 1 & 2 below must be completed by January 17, 2020 for your application to be reviewed. 

Please direct any questions about your eligibility or the application process to admissions@theseattleschool.edu.

Step 1: Complete the Online Application

The online application form gives us more context about who you are and what you’re hoping to gain by completing the Concentration. It also connects you with our Office of Enrollment, who will work closely with you as you move through the process. There is no fee to apply.

Step 2: Gather Supporting Documents

Essay

The purpose of this essay is to create an opportunity for us to experience you, learn more about your vocational aims, and discern the resonance between the goals of the Concentration and your own. Please respond to the prompts below in a single essay that is a total of 400-800 words in length. The essay needs to be typed and double-spaced.

Prompts

  • What draws you to working with trauma and abuse? Where does this intersect with your own experience?
  • How do you hope this specialization in Trauma-Informed Narrative Therapy will support your vocational calling?
  • How have you engaged your own trauma and abuse? What avenues have you taken to care for it?
  • Describe your experience in a group context. Where did you thrive? Where did you struggle?
  • How does theology and your spirituality influence your theory of change?

Once complete, please ensure that your name is in the header of the document, save it as a .pdf file with the title “Your Name – Essay — CTA,” and submit by email to admissions@theseattleschool.edu.

Step 3: Review, Notification, and Enrollment

Applications for the Concentration will be reviewed by the Admissions Review Committee. You will be notified of the Committee’s admissions decision in February, 2020.  Pending admission, your Admissions Counselor will provide you with a form to enroll in the MA in Counseling Psychology with a Concentration in Trauma & Abuse. You must enroll and subsequently register for Intro to Trauma-Informed Narrative Therapy within the deadline provided by your Admissions Counselor in order to secure your seat.

Non-Discrimination Policy

We are committed to diversity in every sphere of faith and life. We receive applications without discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual identity, sexual orientation, military status, or denomination.