School of Psychology, Family, and Community

  • Dr. Bev Wilson

    Committed to Service — Grounding our learning in disciplines that prepare us to serve a broken world with character and competence.

Discovery, Integration, Application. Faculty members in the School of Psychology, Family, and Community (SPFC) are committed teachers and mentors, active scholars and practitioners. We seek students who are excited to learn, who are prepared to work hard, and who want to make a difference in the world. Perhaps you’re one of those students.

Our baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs are designed to meet the exacting standards of our professional guilds. They bring vital expressions of Christian faith to rigorous training, substantive research, and effective professional and clinical practice.

Our master’s and doctoral programs, Marriage and Family Therapy, Industrial-Organizational Psychology, and Clinical Psychology, are holistic in perspective, recognizing the biological, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions of persons. They graduate skilled professionals committed to the well-being of individuals and families.

SPU’s Psychology program offers you learning that is rooted in science, informed by faith, and applied in real-world settings. Our program offers a bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, and minor in psychology. Each will equip you to serve others and make a positive difference in the world.

SPFC also provides a number of programs that bring together training, research, practice, and outreach. Centers and initiatives include the Center for Leadership Research and Development, the Center for Relationship Development, the Initiative for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and the Living Well Initiative.


Research, Anyone?

All faculty members in the School of Psychology, Family, and Community are active in scholarship, research, and writing. 

Catherine Moffett

Catherine Moffett’s Story

My mom is an elementary school teacher and my dad is a pastor. Certain aspects of their professions began to intrigue me, which is why I decided to pursue degrees in psychology and sociology and become an elementary school counselor.