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Fall 2017 Courses

BTI 502 Reading Practices: Engaging the Biblical Text

This course is an introduction to practices of theological interpretation. Different critical approaches and their historical development, contributions and limitations are discussed. Students gain experience using the biblical story as a norm to reflect on culture and life. The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) is studied.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 Small Classroom September 5 – December 12
Tuesdays, 9-11am
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.

 

BTI 512 Introduction to Biblical Languages II: Opening the Greek Text

In this course, the student learns the Greek alphabet, basic Greek vocabulary and morphemes, and is introduced to Greek syntax in order to make intelligent use of available Bible software. Scholarly Greek language study tools are used. Prerequisites: BTI 502, BTI 511

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 Small Classroom August 28 – December 13
Mondays 4-5pm & Wednesdays 3-4pm
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.

 

BTI 570 Integrative Project: Exploring the Future

An individualized learning experience that creates space for students to draw from their entire The Seattle School experience as they look to their post-graduation ministry and their unique embodiment of text, soul and culture. Blending research methodology with the personal supervision of their advisor (at The Seattle School), students complete the writing of their final integrative project for theology students during their final year. This course is taught consecutively over two trimesters, with one credit earned in each of those terms. Prerequisite: Taken in last year of MDiv or MATC degree program

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 TBD TBD TBD

 

CSL 502 History and Therapeutic Perspectives: Contextualizing the Interpersonal

This course is designed to give students a historical and theoretical grounding in the major counseling theories and theorists. Current interpersonal theory is placed both historically and theoretically. The student will explore relational dynamic theory from both a psychological and theological vantage point.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
3 Large Classroom September 5 – December 12
Tuesday, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D. 1
3 M3 September 5 – December 12
Tuesday, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Doug Shirley, Ed.D. 2

 

CSL 510 Human Growth: The Interpersonal and Narrative Journey

This course covers human development from an interpersonal perspective, which includes neurological, psychological, and faith development from conception to death. Particular emphasis is placed on the significance of attachment, and the roles of affect regulation and mentalization in facilitating secure development.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 Large Classroom August 28 – December 11, 2017
Mondays, 7pm – 9pm
Doug Hansen, MSW

 

CSL 513 Sexual Disorders

This class addresses the physical, relational, ethical and theological issues most often encountered in out-patient private practice and the local church that relate to clients struggling with their sexuality and addictive issues in general. The focus will be on understanding the symptoms in light of gender theory, addiction, and idolatry. The student will be better equipped to understand and treat a number of paraphilias, gender identity disorders, and normal sexual dysfunctions. Prerequisite: CSL 517, CSL 527, CSL 544, CSL 551, CSL 552. Not available for Enrichment.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 Large Classroom September 5-December 12, 2017
Tuesdays, 2:30-5:00pm
Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.

 

CSL 514 Issues of Abuse: Sexual Harm and Its Consequences

This course provides a dynamic and interpersonal overview of the consequences of sexual abuse as well as instruction in working therapeutically with an abuse victim. The course will aid the student in recognition and assessment of various abuse contexts, reporting procedures, and prevention programs. Prerequisites: CSL 513, CSL 544

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 M3 September 5 – November 28, 2017
Tuesdays, 12:00pm-2:30pm
Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.

 

CSL 527 Faith, Hope, and Love: Ultimate Relational Concerns

This course considers the pursuit of meaning in the development of identity. The student will address the concept of maturity from a theological and psychological viewpoint especially in light of the New Testament letters of Paul. The course seeks to link mission and identity as a framework for considering ones calling and life.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 Large Classroom August 28-December 11, 2017
Mondays, 3:30-6:00pm
Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.

 

CSL 530 Counseling Internship I

The purpose of the Counseling Internship is to provide a clinical setting for the intern to gather clinical experience and to receive clinical supervision. During the gathering of clinical experience, the intern has the opportunity to learn and to grow their “clinical mind.” The clinical setting will provide the intern with supervised experiences in preparation for professional practice as a counselor. Supervision will include but not limited to administrative skills (fees, billing, etc.), case management skills (evaluation of lethality, level of care, etc.), and clinical skills (frame/perimeter, setting, transference, countertransference, documentation, assessment, case formulation, etc.). The Intern will have an opportunity to develop and practice these skills in a variety of clinical settings under the guidance of an on-site supervisor. In addition, the student will participate in a supervised Case Conference seminar at The Seattle School.
Time Requirements of Internship:
Each student will achieve at least 250 hours of internship experience to be completed across two terms. Note, if the hours cannot be completed in two terms, additional terms will be required. The additional terms do not count toward the total credits required within the degree. 125 hours of direct counseling experience, a minimum of 12.5 hours of on-site supervision, and 125 hours of other work in the counseling setting.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 TBA September 11 – December 11, 2017
Mondays, 8:00-10:00am
Steve Call, Ph.D. 1
2 TBA September 11 – December 11, 2017
Mondays, 8:00-10:00am
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D. 2
2 TBA September 11 – December 11, 2017
Mondays, 12:00-2:00pm
Steve Call, Ph.D. 3
2 TBA September 11 – December 11, 2017
Mondays, 12:00-2:00pm
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D. 4
2 TBA August 28-December 11, 2017
Mondays, 8:00am – 10:00am
Enika Cocoli Bowen, Ph.D. 5
2 TBA August 30 – December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D. 6
2 TBA August 30 – December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D. 7
2 TBA September 11 – December 11, 2017
Mondays, 12:30-2:30pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D. 8

 

CSL 543 Therapy II Psychotherapy in Clinical Practice

This advanced course follows Therapy I and continues to explore the use of the self in the interpersonal aspect of therapeutic work. Focus is given to adult psychotherapy in the clinical process by learning to develop treatment strategies and interventions. Prerequisites: CSL 542, CSL 544, CSL 551, CSL 552, and CSL 553; Concurrent with CSL 530. There is also a $90 fee for this course for required conferences. Please see syllabus for more details.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 M3 September 6 – December 13, 2017
Wednesday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D. 1
2 M3 September 6 – December 13, 2017
Wednesday, 4:30pm – 6:30pm
Roy E. Barsness, Ph.D. 2

 

CSL 544 Psychopathology I

This course provides a survey for theoretical foundation in understanding clinical psychopathology. The class addresses developmental and biological categories of mental disorders as well as theological underpinnings of development. The student will explore theoretical material regarding clinical disorders and disorders of the self. The class addresses diagnostic categories of psychopathology, assessment, treatment, understanding, and the use of the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-TR. Prerequisites: CSL 527, CSL 528, and CSL 551. There is also a $50 fee for this course for required conferences. Please see syllabus for more details.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
3 Large Classroom August 28 – December 11, 2017
Mondays, 12:00pm – 3:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.

 

CSL 551 First Year Practicum Part I: Story and Foundations of Interpersonal Dialogue

This introductory practicum provides the foundation for interpersonal training by means of group interaction with a clinical faculty supervisor. The practicum provides training in listening and feedback skills. It also presents the opportunity for each student to consider personal matters that may impede or enhance their personal, professional and artistic development and work as a counselor, pastor, ministry leader, and artist. In addition, the students meet individually six times per trimester with a practicum facilitator. Not available for enrichment.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
1 TBD September 11 – December 11, 2017
Monday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
TBD 1
1 TBD September 11 – December 11, 2017
Monday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
TBD 2
1 TBD September 11 – December 11, 2017
Monday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
TBD 3
1 TBD September 11 – December 11, 2017
Monday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
TBD 4
1 TBD September 11 – December 11, 2017
Monday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
TBD 5
1 TBD September 11 – December 11, 2017
Monday, 10:00am – 12:00pm
TBD 6
1 TBD September 11 – December 11, 2017
Monday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
TBD 7
1 TBD September 11 – December 11, 2017
Monday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
TBD 8
1 TBD September 11 – December 11, 2017
Monday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
TBD 9
1 TBD September 11 – December 11, 2017
Monday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
TBD 10
1 TBD September 11 – December 11, 2017
Monday, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
TBD 11
1 TBD September 13 – December 13, 2017
Wednesday, 9:00am – 11:00am
TBD 12
1 TBD September 13 – December 13, 2017
Wednesday, 11:00am – 1:00pm
TBD 13

 

CSL 553 Second Year Practicum

Practicum II provides advanced counseling training and builds upon the training experiences of First Year Practicum. It provides a supervised-counseling practice with another student, with feedback from the group and a faculty supervisor. Particular emphasis is placed on skills necessary to make use of the interpersonal environment in order to create an opportunity for growth. Additionally, Practicum II continues to emphasize personal exploration as it relates to the practice of counseling. Prerequisites: CSL 551 & 552; Concurrent with CSL 544 or CSL 545. Not available for Enrichment.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 TBD Several sections will be offered at the following dates/times:
Monday, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Tuesday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Tuesday, 12:30pm-2:30pm
TBD

 

CSL 575A Special Topics: Dreams

This course is a seminar based experience and aspires to offer a window into exploring theory
of dreams and the experience of dreaming and working with dreams. The classical theory of
dreams will be recapped as well as the Middle School, and what ways the dream might be
functioning psychologically.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
1 M4 September 20 – October 23, 2017
Wednesday, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
O’Donnell Day, Ph.D.

 

CSL 575B Special Topics: Shame

Shame is often kept hidden and drives us to experience the core human fear of being left and being abandoned. This class attempts to discern the origin of shame, examines how shame permeates human relationships and provides insight into how shame can be addressed in a therapeutic context.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 Large Classroom September 29 & 30, October 13 & 14
Friday & Saturday, 9am-5pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.

 

575B Special Topics – Children & Adolescents II

This course is designed as a follow up course to CSL 524 Introduction to Child and Adolescent Counseling. This course will utilize a cognitive behavioral approach in facilitating and teaching students how to work with children and adolescents that have experienced trauma and loss. Course material will engage matters of text, soul and culture in understanding and learning the impact of treatment upon nature of healing. This course utilizes a didactic and experiential format in order to provide a deeper clinical awareness and skill in the treatment of children and adolescents. Prerequisite: CSL 524

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 M3 September 11 – November 27, 2017
Monday, 3:30pm – 6:00pm
Steve Call, Ph.D.

 

Frameworks & Intersections

This required workshop is intended to provide incoming students with context for learning methods employed at The Seattle School, academic resources, and other information to help them be successful in the classroom. This course introduces students to the concepts of text.soul.culture to begin their academic journeys with the eventual goal of service to God and neighbor. Students will gain a better understanding of the intersections of text, soul, and culture; frameworks presented in the classroom; expectations of graduate school and intercultural credibility in community.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
0 Large Classroom August 30, 2017
Wednesday, 9:00am – 12:30pm
J. Derek McNeil, Ph.D.

 

RLM 503 Life Together I: Ancient-Future Focus for Church and Worship

This course considers missional leadership for church and worship by surveying the Church’s past and continuing story through lenses of both struggle and strength. The interanimation of text, church, and culture in the ongoing process of God’s people incarnating Christ is highlighted. Praxis-focused field experience (i.e. preaching, pastoral care, worship, chaplaincy, etc.) and classroom instruction are integrated with an intentional community setting. Students will develop a practical ecclesiology. Prerequisites: Concurrent with RLM 530

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 Small Classroom September 6-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 12:00-2:00pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.

 

RLM 530 MDiv Practicum II: Embodying Christ

The goal of this practicum is to fulfill the MDIV experience and what it means to live and minister incarnationally. Students will explore–through intentional community, reflection and interaction–discernment in their unique calls to ministry. Prerequisites: CSL 551, CSL 552; Concurrent with RLM 503. Not available for enrichment.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
1 Skyway September 13 – December 13, 2017
Wednesday, 9:00am – 11:00am
Phil Nellis, M.Div.

 

RLM 575B Special Topics: Reading Culture

A contextual learning experience that offers students an ethnographic frame and qualitative methods to help them understand and interpret different cultures and their contexts. Ethnographic approaches help us to understand the deep structures of cultural context and they are essentially relational, offering guidelines for engaging with communities, for appreciative inquiry, and for direct observations. Classes will be held at St Luke’s Church in Ballard, where students will use a portion of class time to engage the neighborhood in research projects that help the church in its mission to mend socioeconomic divides. This class will include a combination of in-class lecture and outside of class contextual service learning experiences.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 Class cancelled due to under-enrollment. Forrest Inslee, Ph.D.

 

SFD 501 Prayer 1

To provide a solid foundation for spiritual enrichment, this course examines the theological and practical dynamics of prayer.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
1 Small Classroom October 12-13, 2017
Thursday, 2:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Bob Ekblad, Th.D.

 

SFD 504 Spirituality and Sabbath

This course examines the biblical and theological understanding of the Sabbath, consulting both Jewish and Christian thinkers. Students consider the benefits of integrating Sabbath-living into faith practice.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 M4 September 28-30 & November 2-4, 217
Thursday & Friday 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Phil Nellis, M.Div.

 

SFD 513 Care of the Soul and the Call to Sacred Activism

Prepared through biblical story and contemplative readings, this course takes place in the city streets and centers where learners encounter the least of these during a Street Retreat. Care of the soul has to do with continually cultivating a richly expressive, imaginative, and meaningful life that concerns itself with attending to God’s presence in everyday life; organizing and shaping our lives for the good of our own souls that are inseparable from the world’s soul, calling us to work for change in God’s world.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
1 M3 September 5-December 12
Tuesdays, 9:00am – 11:00am
Ron Ruthruff, D.Min.

 

SFD 526 Celtic Spirituality

This is an introduction to a period of history in which Christianity developed somewhat differently in the British Isles and somewhat independently from the Church on the Continent. The Golden Age of Saints and Scholars which characterized the 5th-8th centuries in Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Brittany, Cornwall and Isle of Man continues to have impact on the Church today. We will examine the ethos, worldview, and values of the Christian culture of that era.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
1 M3 August 28 – November 20, 2017
Mondays, 10:00am-12:00pm
Pat Loughery, D.Min.

 

TCE 501 Critical Social Theory: Bridging Church & Community

The class is designed for mid-year to advanced students who are in need of a solid and deeper
background in the theoretical understandings of professional critical social theorists. We will
examine critical theory, postmodernist philosophies, feminist theory, multiculturalism, queer
theory, masculinity studies, cultural studies, critical race social theories, and postcolonial
interpretations. We will deal with the relationship between critical theory, critical social
theories, and religion. We will compare critical theories, critical social theories, and their
responses in the context of the current religious nationalism occurring in the United States.
What are the strengths and weaknesses of the discussed approaches in respect to textual
interpretation, social analysis, and the development of social movements? What are (or should
be) the community church’s response to questions raised in these conversations?
Prerequisites: TCE 517, CSL 509

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 M3 September 5-December 12, 2017
Tuesdays, 2:00-4:30pm
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D.

 

TCE 506 Church History I

This course examines the unfolding narrative of Christianity from its beginnings through the Renaissance, along with the history of Christian mission and the part Christians and Christianity played in the larger social history of each era. It seeks to integrate doctrinal, intellectual, liturgical, and ecclesiastic history with an understanding of how Christians lived their daily lives.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
3 M3 September 11 – December 11, 2017
Mondays, 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Darren Sumner, Ph.D.

 

TCE 513 Advanced Seminar

Students read and discuss texts related to the topics of philosophy, theology, and psychology. This second year advanced course allows the student to further develop and integrate theory and praxis.
Not available for Enrichment. This course is designed for MATC students who are concurrently taking BTI 570 Integrative Project.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
1 M4 September 6-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D. 1
1 Small Classroom September 6-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm
Ron Ruthruff, D.Min. 2

 

TCE 517 Cultural Identity & Locatedness

We are all cultural beings. How we feel, act, relate, and structure our lives exposes the irreducible reality
that we are shaped by complex cultural systems. These cultural forces often become invisible to those
living within a given context, often contributing to the inability to recognize power and its abuse.This
core class at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology explores both the “Why?” and the “What?” of
culture while helping students craft the necessary lenses for seeing and encountering the culturally
other and grow in awareness of their cultural identity. Importantly, we will consider the critical necessity
of understanding cultural context as a foundation for the work we do. In addition, this course will
explore the influences of culture that have helped shape our identities as cultural beings.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 Large Classroom September 5 – December 12
Tuesdays, 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min.
Kj Swanson, Ph.D.

 

TCE 517R First Year Reading Group

To be taken concurrently with TCE 517 Cultural Identity & Locatedness.
Students read and discuss texts related to the topics of philosophy, theology, and psychology. This second year advanced course allows the student to further develop and integrate theory and praxis.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 M4 September 11 – December 11, 2017
Mondays, 2-3pm
Angela N. Parker, Ph.D. 1
2 Small Classroom September 11 – December 11, 2017
Mondays, 2-3pm
Stephanie Neill, Psy.D. 2
2 Small Classroom September 12 – December 12, 2017
Tuesdays, 3:30 – 4:30pm
Dwight J. Friesen, D.Min. 3
2 Small Classroom September 13-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 2-3pm
Ron Ruthruff, D.Min. 4
2 M4 September 13-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 2-3pm
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D. 5
1 M3 September 13-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 9:30am – 10:30am
Doug Shirley, Ed.D. 6

 

TCE 540 God & Persons

This course explores the theological concept of persons, both divine and human. The goal of this class is
to survey, compare and contrast, and evaluate various perspectives on personhood from the depth and
breadth of the Christian tradition. This class will start with the doctrine of God, engage with the doctrine
of creation (and eco theology), and end with theological anthropology (including the imago Dei and the
imago Christi). This is a more doctrinally oriented class, but with an eye to the reality that all theology is
contextual.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
2 Large Classroom September 6-December 13, 2017
Wednesdays, 9:00am – 11:00am
Chelle Stearns, Ph.D.

 

WW Writing Workshop

The Writing Workshop provides a foundational understanding of the writing process and of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology’s academic writing standards. This seminar-style class is an opportunity to become familiar with different types of writing required at The Seattle School, learn the appropriate use of academic sources, and receive feedback about your writing. In addition, you’ll review the basics of thesis statements, evidence, paper organization, revision, library research, citation style, and sentence style and grammar. Peer review and small- and large-group discussion will be used extensively in this workshop; thus, the Writing Workshop is appropriate both for the novice academic writer as well as the experienced one.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
0 M4 PRE-FALL SECTION
August 14, 16, 21 & 23
Monday & Wednesday, 10:00am – 1:00pm
1
0 M4 September 13 – December 13, 2017
Wednesday, 11:30am – 1:00pm
2

 

WS Writing Seminar

This Writing Seminar is designed for continuing students and will offer more personalized engagement towards developing and sustaining your academic writing process. If you’ve made it through a year or two here and haven’t yet found a way of research, writing, and editing that goes beyond survival mode or last-minute racing, or even if you’re a confident writer who wants to zoom in on certain aspects of how and why you write, this seminar can support your continued work.

Credit Hours Location Date/Time Faculty Section
0 M4 September 18, 25, October 2 & 16
Mondays, 10:00am – 12:00pm
*Plus arranged times for individual consultation.
Kj Swanson, Ph.D. Kj Swanson, Ph.D.