The Seattle campus of Saybrook is located in Bellevue, WA, just outside of Seattle proper. The Seattle campus is home to our flagship on-campus counseling Master’s program: M.A. in Psychology, Counseling Specialization. Dedicated to a rich immersion environment, the sole focus of the Seattle Campus is this one Master’s degree, counseling specialization program. The counseling Master’s program is an experimental psychology graduate program that uses a systems theory approach to the study of humanistic psychology. Students benefit from a curriculum that is centered on a systemic, relational, and experiential model of education that offers courses in a highly interactive extended weekend format.
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Offered exclusively at our campus in Seattle, Washington, the M.A. in Psychology: Counseling Specialization program integrates three core elements: experiential education, applied behavioral science, and systems theory.
This counseling Master’s program offers a laboratory setting for studying human behavior that begins with self-examination and delves into the depths of how people relate to each other. Seattle degree in counseling students have numerous opportunities during a series of educational conferences (ECs) to apply their acquired knowledge, practice their skills, experiment with change and resistance, and shape events and interactions.
The key aspects of experiential education in our counseling degree programs are cohort learning and a modular format of class delivery. The cohort learning model is supported by a low faculty-to-student ratio of 1:15 in the first year and 1:8 in the second year.
Our modular coursework in counseling takes students out of known contexts and relationships and immerses them in an enriching and transformational education experience. This intense format of the counseling Master’s program provides an environment that fosters community growth and development, helps build trust, and encourages an adult learning experience without outside distractions.
Applied Behavioral Science (ABS)
The premise of ABS is that dynamic leadership training starts with the self. The goals of this consciousness-raising process are to contribute to the health of any human community and to promote healthy systems in every context through responsible interventions.
In the Learning Community, students practice “the art and science of getting things done through and with others” that is the heart of applied behavioral science.
A system maintains its existence, and functions as a whole, through the interaction of its parts. A key component of systems theory is the belief that you cannot understand a particular system by analyzing individual components, but only by engaging with the system as a whole. In our counseling degree programs, students learn to analyze and improve a system and its processes, whether that applies to an individual client, a group, or an organization.
Educational Conference Requirements
Our educational conference classes are scheduled for a sequence of five days, Wednesday through Sunday. Seattle Master’s program students must attend all educational conferences each year as part of their degree in counseling studies.
Consult the academic calendar for your Master’s degree, counseling specialization program to obtain specific dates and locations. Please note:
- While we make every effort to adhere to publicized schedules, all costs, dates, accommodations, and times are subject to change.
- Seattle Master’s program students in the M.A. in Psychology: Counseling Specialization must also attend all mini-conferences during their first year.