Master of Arts in Psychology

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Training in What Matters Most

SOLID CLINICAL TRAINING AND A RICH, RIGOROUS FOUNDATION FOR THERAPEUTIC PRACTICE

Respected throughout the Puget Sound region, Seattle University’s Master of Arts in Psychology (MAP) program brings together research and reflection from across the fields of clinical psychology, philosophy, and the humanities in laying a foundation for clinical practice. Instruction emphasizes reflective and experiential work, as well as the study of rich forms of qualitative research. It includes the study of first person narratives, existential and phenomenological analyses, and a close examination of the role of relational process in therapeutic work.

LEARN TO WORK SKILLFULLY WITH COMMON CLINICAL DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES

Your training will help you learn to be fully present with others through experiences of suffering and distress, how to facilitate a process of meaning-making and healing in the lives of others, and how to work skillfully across barriers of social and cultural difference.

MAP’s extensive internship placement program will prepare you for success as a psychotherapist working in community settings, private practice, hospitals or clinics. Whether preparing you to enter the counseling profession as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) in the state of Washington or providing a foundation for further graduate studies, Seattle University’s MAP program is designed to support your professional and personal development as a therapist, and to empower you to impact the lives of individuals, families and communities.

More than a two-year degree program, the MAP program is a community of socially-engaged individuals who stay connected beyond graduation, who support and help each other to grow personally and professionally beyond the academic years. As a MAP alumnus, your community will include peers, faculty, mentors, our advisory board and other colleagues around the region. Through dedicated mentorship programs, professional development and continuing education events, conferences and volunteer service networks, you'll have a place in this community throughout your career.

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The largest college, with 29 departments in total, the College of Arts and Sciences houses disciplines ranging across the humanities, arts and behavioral and social sciences. Each program helps you cultivate cutting-edge knowledge grounded in the Jesuit intellectual tradition. Read less