Clinical Psychology Graduates Help Veterans Heal
Sarah Welton, PhD ’12, is the first SPU graduate to have a postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle. “War is a spiritually derailing experience,” says Welton. “Some veterans come back with a deep-seated shame and guilt, feeling like they have turned on humanity.”
The U.S. Veterans Administration in Washington state set up the Seattle Deployment Health Clinic for soldiers’ post-combat evaluations once home. Treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression may be provided by a doctoral candidate — or graduate — from the Clinical Psychology program in SPU’s School of Psychology, Family, and Community (SPFC).
“Our students are eager to serve veterans who, for this generation of doctoral students, are often peers,” says David Stewart, associate professor and chair of clinical psychology. Read more.
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Biochemistry Professor Ben McFarland Presents The Quickening: How Chemistry Shaped Biology
Thursday, November 7
Where: Library Reading Room, Main Floor (Wheelchair Accessible)
The Quickening: How Chemistry Shaped Biology is a popular science book that will tell the story of how the familiar columns of the periodic table of elements constrained and guided the development of life. This story shows how the chemical “personalities” of elements organized evolution into a good and viable creation. Ben McFarland will read a short, related article he is working on, about how the chemistry of water leads to its life-giving properties, playing a role in chemical theories of the origin of life — and, therefore, how water carries God’s creative grace.
Alexander Hall, which has been nominated for landmark status by the city of Seattle, was recently featured in the Queen Anne News. The article was written by Michael Herschensohn, president of the Queen Anne Historical Society. Read the story online.