Residential Requirements

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School of Clinical Psychology Residential Requirements for Hybrid Programs

Although you may complete most of your courses through distance learning, all our online graduate degree programs have residential requirements. Residential requirements are academic requirements, and their completion is important for your successful academic progress as well as allowing you to meet with faculty and co-learners in a stimulating face-to-face environment.

Residential requirements vary by program to accommodate the learning outcomes associated with specific degrees. Where, how often, and when residential experiences occur also varies by program.

Residential Requirements for the MA Psychology, Counseling Specialization, LIOS Seattle Campus Program

The LIOS blended learning MA in Psychology, Counseling program in Seattle is rooted in self-development through integrated, rigorous coursework pursued in seven (four to five day) residential conferences each year. This approach integrates experiential learning within a cohesive, constructed learning community. The Learning Community, which develops in the context of seven residential conferences per term, is enriched by the diversity of its own socio-economic, racial, cultural, and gender composition and fostered with its exceptionally small faculty-to-student ratio of 1:8. Experiential Learning involves the student as both scientist and participant in the systematic exploration of self, and self in relation to others.

The LIOS MA Psychology, Counseling Specialization residential conferences are scheduled for four to five consecutive days seven times a year at the Seattle campus. 

Saybrook University, Seattle Campus
4010 Lake Washington Blvd. NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
425.968.3410
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For additional details see our sections on the Clinical Psychology Learning Model and MA Psychology, Counseling Specialization. Visit the Seattle Campus Academic Calendar for the dates of residential conferences; you may select the desired semester at the top of that page.
 

Residential Requirements for Hybrid Programs

Although you may complete most of your courses through distance learning, all our online graduate hybrid degree programs have residential requirements. Residential requirements are academic requirements, and their completion is important for your successful academic progress as well as transformational learning.

Residential Orientation for Hybrid Learners

All students in MA Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling specialization as well as in PhD Psychology, Clinical Psychology Specialization and Psychophysiology Specialization begin their studies with our one-time, two-day Residential Orientation. Residential Orientations are held two days ahead of the Residential Conference at the start of the Fall and Spring semesters in San Francisco and are held at:

Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel
1 Old Bayshore Highway
Millbrae, CA 94030
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Residential Conferences for Hybrid Learners

Residential conferences are opportunities for students and faculty to come together to explore and study exciting ideas in their respective fields. Our residential conferences are an important part of your learning experience. They nurture intellectual creativity, enrich the educational environment, and foster faculty and peer mentoring. Each conference offers exploration and enriched learning in a variety of topics in order to expand on the knowledge from courses and to practice and hone hands-on skills relevant to your degree and profession.

MA Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling Specialization

MFT/PCC Specialization students are required to attend two 6-day long residential conferences in San Francisco each year (one at the beginning of the Fall semester and one at the beginning of the Spring semester) until they graduate. Each Conference consists of the following residential coursework:

  • Workshop (10 hours, 1 day)
  • Proseminar (10 hours, 1 day)
  • Experiential (15 hours, 2 days)
  • Special Populations Intensive (15 hours, 1 unit, 2 days)

MFT/PCC program residential conferences are held at:

Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel
1 Old Bayshore Highway
Millbrae, CA 94030
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PhD Psychology, Clinical Psychology Specialization

Clinical Psychology specialization students are required to attend two 5-day long residential conferences in San Francisco each year (one at the beginning of the Fall semester and one at the beginning of the Spring semester) until they graduate.

Activities during the residential conferences are designed to further expand on the knowledge from coursework, to practice and hone clinical and research skills, and to participate in professional development through lectures, workshops, invited talks, roundtables, courses, and seminars as well as formal and informal meetings and discussions with faculty, advisors, and peers.

The required 5-day long residential conferences are held at:

Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel
1 Old Bayshore Highway
Millbrae, CA 94030
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PhD Psychology, Psychophysiology Specialization

Psychophysiology specialization students are required to attend two residential conferences each year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring semester of each year while in the program.  The Fall semester 5-day long residential conference is held at the beginning of the semester in San Francisco in conjunction with the clinical psychology specialization described above.  The Spring 5-day long residential conference usually takes place in March.  It is held at the annual meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB), for which exact dates and location within the United States vary from year to year.

Activities during the residential conferences are designed to provide the in-person, hands on laboratory training required to master the skills taught during various courses as detailed in the course descriptions. Attendance at the AAPB meeting also provides exposure to numerous professionals in the field and encourages professional development through attending lectures, workshops, invited talks, roundtables, courses, and seminars as well as informal meetings and discussions with faculty, advisors, and peers.