Wednesday April 9th

Demaray Hall 150, 12:30-1:20

Dr. Bev Wilson from the SPU Department of Clinical Psychology

Adaptive Functioning Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Wednesday April 16th

Demaray Hall 150, 12:30-1:20

Dr. Shane Herriot from the SPU School of Education and UW Experimental Education Unit

Developmentally Appropriate Treatment for Autism


Wednesday April 23rd

Demaray Hall 150, 12:30-1:20

Dr. Carlene Brown from the SPU Music Department

Music Therapy and Children with Autism

Wednesday April 30th

Demaray Hall 150, 12:30-1:20

Dr. Debby Hudson from the SPU School of Education

Conversation Skills of Young Children with Autism to Improve Socialization




SPFC In the News



The military opens up

Jordan Simonson, SPU Clinical Psychology graduate, the first openly gay psychology resident in the U.S. Air Force, talks about finally getting his dream job.

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Jordan completed his APA-accredited psychology internship at Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.  He graduated in June of 2013 with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.  His dissertation was titled “Examining Elevated Depression and Anxiety Symptoms in LGBQ Youth: Integrating Minority Stress Theory and the Common Vulnerabilities Hypothesis”.  Jordan has received numerous honors and awards, including the University of Phoenix Point Scholarship; APA Division 44 Maylon Smith Scholarship Award; three different Pride Foundation Scholarships; and, most recently, was named a Distinguished Graduate of Commissioned Officer Training by the Air Force, an honor given to those scoring in the top 10% on Leadership, Academic Achievement, and Physical Training. 


Upcoming Events 


Clinical Psychology
Marriage & Family Therapy
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Join us at the next Graduate Programs Open House event:

Date: TBA

Time: 2:00-5:00 p.m.

Location: Marston 127

Our master's, and doctoral programs are designed to meet the exacting standards of our professional guilds; and they bring vital expressions of Christian faith to rigorous training, substantive research, and effective practice of psychological and therapeutic disciplines.

  • Talk one-on-one with graduate program representatives who will get you started in the right direction.

  • Find out how you can begin coursework before formally applying.

  • Get face-to-face answers to all your questions.

This is an informal open house.  So feel free to drop in at your convenience.

Marston Hall is #37 on the campus map.

Free parking is available in any campus lot after 4:00 p.m.

For more information call (206) 281-2918.



Upcoming Deadlines

Clinical Psychology
Deadline is 12/15/13.

Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Master’s deadline is 12/15/13; Doctoral deadline is 12/15/13.

Marriage & Family Therapy
Deadline is 1/3/14.




Previous Events




Helping Teens Through Turbulence -

Practical Help for Parents, Counselors, and Youth Workers.

October 12, 2013


Join the conversation on adolescent depression, substance abuse, and recovery. Share stories and learn how to recognize the warning signs. Hear from leading professionals and experts in clinical child psychology for proven strategies to help teens survive the turbulence and recover their lives.

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Ready to transform your marriage?

Don't miss this entertaining, thought-provoking, and immeasurably practical seminar — now in its 19th year — with two of America's leading relationship experts — SPU's own professor of psychology Les Parrott and marriage and family therapist Leslie Parrott.

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Student Research Conference, Awards Luncheon
Lecture on the Integration of Faith and Professional Practice
with Invited Speaker, Chris J. Boyatzis, Ph.D.



This special event was held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013.


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