School of Psychology Family & Community - Seattle Pacific University

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APA Nationally Accredited Clinical Psychology PhD Program AAMFT Nationally Accredited Marriage & Family Therapy Program, PhD & MA in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Medical Family Therapy Certificate Program, BA & BS in Psychology

School of Psychology Family & Community - Seattle Pacific University

Seattle , WA 98119
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From the hearts of our team in India: wish there was a way to capture this night sky, the smell of the dirt road, and the sounds of the gentlemen chatting outside. We have made it back to the university after a long day at the pastor’s conference. At this point our minds are delirious from jetlag and our bodies are tired but today has been good. Today we had the privilege of hearing stories from many of the pastors about the persecution they have experienced. The SPU team split into groups and asked development questions focused on what experiences have shaped them and what lessons they took away from those experiences. These are questions that are very familiar to us. We’ve heard them in classrooms and have been taught how to ask them of leaders. But now these questions will be different for me. They may not have the same power as they once did being exchanged over a boardroom table because they will forever be associated with the stories we heard today. The stories of what it means to lead in the face of persecution for what they truly believe.

Published on 2014-01-20 01:11:48 GMT

Here is an interesting anecdote: "When an American was visiting an African village, she saw a young child reaching for the fire and automatically slapped his hand away. An African elder scolded her for doing so, saying, ‘if you do that you will have to watch him carefully for the rest of his life.’ That is, children need to learn about their own world without being over-guarded or they will never learn to behave safely on their own."-Psychology Today Magazine

Published on 2015-04-29 02:47:24 GMT

We grieve the lost of a SPU student today in a senseless act of violence never expected to happen so close to our grace filled community. May his soul rest at God's right hand. May God's peace rest on his family and memories of his love and life bring comfort. We pray for a complete recovery for those injured. God's grace is sufficient!

Published on 2014-06-06 03:48:11 GMT

It's I <3 SPU week! Why do you love SPU? #ILoveSPU

Published on 2015-05-05 16:10:54 GMT

Today, a team of us from the Center for Leadership Research & Development are headed to Hyderabad India with others from the Free Methodist Church of the USA, Greenville College, and Spring Arbor University to work in partnership with Immanuel University. The University is educating students from the most challenging part of the caste system…students who may not have had the opportunity without the courageous actions of some amazing leaders. It's unique because it is a partnership and an exploration into how educating those who are outside the lines, can bring hope, redemption, and possibility to so many. We come into this with open hands, ready to learn, and ready to do what needs to be done. If you would like to follow our trip, like the CLRD page. We'll be posting lots of fun stuff along the way. Check back often for updates about the trip!

Published on 2014-01-16 23:50:12 GMT

It's Autism Awareness Month! Wear blue in support, check out what's happening, speakers each Weds starting the 9th at 12:30 in Demary 150. Check out MW hall breezeway!

Published on 2014-04-02 18:58:53 GMT

It is application and interview season over in SPFC- Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy, and Industrial/Organizational Psychology all have tremendous candidates!

Published on 2014-02-18 16:59:07 GMT

Congratulations to I/O student Jillian, who successfully defended her dissertation on Wednesday, January 15, 2014, titled: “Gender Stereotypes and Leadership Style: Discrimination against Men and Women?” The Chair of her dissertation committee is Paul Yost, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Industrial/Organizational Psychology. Other committee members are Lynette Bikos, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Psychology, and Jay Steffensmeier, Ph.D., Manager of Talent Assessment at Amazon.

Published on 2014-02-01 05:23:46 GMT

team has landed safely in India- can't wait to hear updates!

Published on 2014-01-16 23:50:32 GMT

An article by Dr. Dana Kendall, assistant professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology was published in the International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching. The article was titled “The Influence of Protege Input to the Match on Mentoring Processes: An Experimental Investigation.” This piece provides empirically based, practical suggestions for structuring formal mentoring programs for success. Dr. Kendall would like to acknowledge her co-author Kimberly Smith-Jentsch from the University of Central Florida. Congratulations!

Published on 2015-11-10 18:00:10 GMT

Congratulations Dr. Kendall, Dr. Kim and Liz! An article by Dr. Dana Kendall and Dr. Paul Youngbin Kim was recently published in the official peer-reviewed journal of the Asian American Psychological Association, Asian American Journal of Psychology. The article, titled “Emotional Self-Control, Interpersonal Shame, and Racism as Predictors of Help-Seeking Attitudes among Asian Americans: An Application of the Intrapersonal-Interpersonal-Sociocultural Framework,” provides an empirical examination of factors underlying the mental health service utilization of Asian American college students. Dr. Kendall and Dr. Kim would like to acknowledge their co-author and recent SPFC/Marriage and Family Therapy Program graduate Liz Chang

Published on 2015-11-03 17:57:33 GMT

Calling all new psychology majors! Don't miss orientation on October 19th from 12:30-1:20 in Eaton Hall 231. Seattle Pacific University

Published on 2015-10-13 21:19:25 GMT

Interested in pastoral development? Check out these publications and presentations:…/topics/pastoral-development/

Published on 2015-10-13 21:15:22 GMT

Our graduate students are arriving and we are so excited! We can't wait to walk along side you in your graduate school journey! Seattle Pacific University

Published on 2015-09-17 17:36:38 GMT

Developing Leaders in the Soul of Your Discipline: Rob McKenna speaks to the faculty at California Baptist University. After decades of research and practice in the discipline of leadership development, there are principles we can apply as we seek to develop the next generation of leaders on our Christ-centered campuses. We also know that leaders develop in very specific contexts. Who is better qualified to prepare the next generation of leaders in your discipline than we are as professors and teachers? Dr. Rob McKenna, Chair of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Executive Director of the Center for Leadership Research and Development, spoke to the 300 faculty at California Baptist University on August 21st on the reality of being a leader, the specific contexts of our disciplines as leadership development accelerators, and the implications for our work as faculty in identifying and developing the generation of Christian leaders that will be the next to go first.

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