Our courses blend systems theory, clinical intervention, social justice, and ethics, with interfaith traditions, spirituality, and community. Throughout the program, students are required to demonstrate practical skills in this spiritually-infused model. Specifically, students study the ethics of having spiritually integrated therapeutic conversations, examine spiritual development across the family lifecycle, practice using spiritual assessment tools, learn how to diagnose while considering cultural and religious contexts, explore the role of faith and religion in substance use and abuse, experience healing rituals from diverse faiths for healing trauma, and critique family therapy theory using tenets of various religious traditions. Students utilize various forms of technology such as Canvas, smart class rooms. Students demonstrate proficiency in using Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Seattle University offers training and support for technology, writing, and other program requirements (e.g., library searches).
Students complete 500 hours of clinical service through an 18-month internship.
MINIMUM CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE: 79
*Students who do not complete the clinical requirements for graduation by the end of the clinical sequence (Clinical VI) may be required to take additional clinical courses until requirements are met.
** If you have an advanced degree in theology, please talk with your advisor or the admissions coordinator about waiving the theological courses.