Seattle School of Theology & Psychology

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The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology
Former names
Mars Hill Graduate School
Type Graduate School
Established 1997
President Keith R. Anderson
Students ~300
Location Seattle, Washington, United States
Campus Urban Area
Website theseattleschool.edu

The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology is a progressive, multi-denominational graduate school located in the Belltown, Seattle, Washington. The Seattle School's mission is to train people to be competent in the study of text, soul, and culture in order to serve God and neighbor through transforming relationships.

History[edit]

The dream of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology began around a kitchen table, where a gathering of a few passionate dreamers dared to imagine a new kind of theological and psychological training. The Seattle School was initially established under the auspices of Western Seminary in 1997, becoming independent in 2000, and establishing itself in the heart of downtown Seattle in 2007. In 2011, the school changed its name from Mars Hill Graduate School to The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology.[1] Over the years, The Seattle School has been committed to training therapists, pastors, artists, leaders, and social entrepreneurs to be competent in the study of text, soul, and culture in order to serve God and neighbor through transforming relationships.

Theology[edit]

The Seattle School is a progressive, multi-denominational institution.[2] Founded upon the belief that the presence of our Triune God is continually revealed through relationship, The Seattle School is a learning community informed by incarnational theology and a relational hermeneutic. Valuing discourse as a powerful means of discovery and growth, The Seattle School is intentionally interdisciplinary and diverse.

Stanley Grenz, who taught at the school for several years, was influential to the school's theological roots, as was author Brian McLaren, who has been a teacher at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology and also served on the school's board.

Degrees offered[edit]

The school has one Master of Divinity degree program and two Master of Arts degree programs:[3]

The school's Counseling Psychology curriculum is a mix of psychodynamic modality, existential approach, attachment theory and object relations.

Core Faculty & Notable Professors[edit]

      • Dr. Dan Allender
      • Dr. Keith Anderson
      • Dr. Roy Barsness
      • Dr. Steve Call
      • Dr. O'Donnell Day
      • Dr. Bob Ekblad
      • Dr. Dwight J. Friesen
      • Dr. J. Derek McNeil
      • Dr. Stephanie Neill
      • Dr. Angela Parker
      • Dr. Ron Ruthruff
      • Dr. Doug Shirley
      • Dr. Chelle Stearns

Accreditation[edit]

The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology is nationally accredited by the Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada (ATS).[7] The school has "degree authorization" by the State of Washington and Title IV authorization by the Federal Department of Education for federal student financial assistance.

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Coordinates: 47°36′48″N 122°21′03″W / 47.61333°N 122.35083°W / 47.61333; -122.35083