School of Psychology Family and Community


The WoW (Words of Wisdom) from My "Moses Moments": Leading with Integrity

with invited guest speaker

C. Douglas Johnson, Ph.D.

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New! Psychology Majors Orientation

Are you considering a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Psychology? Have you recently been accepted into the major? Attend the Psychology Majors Orientation where you'll learn more about our courses, course sequence, faculty and your future beyond SPU.

Date: Friday, April 17, 2015

Time: 12:30-1:20

Location: Library Seminar Room

Refreshments (a light lunch) will be served.

For more information and to reserve your place email Carol Browne at


New! Psychology Major Requirements Change Effective July, 1, 2015

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Discovery, Integration, and Application


All 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, prepared to work hard, and desire to make a difference in the world.

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Mission Statement

The faculty, staff and students of the School of Psychology, Family and Community (SPFC) at Seattle Pacific University strive to become a community of learners:

Guided by Faith * Exploring the implications of vital expressions of Christian faith for the human condition, as well as for emotional and relational healing and health.

Rooted in Academic Discipline * Fostering rigorous and creative learning environments, as well as contributing primary scholarship to the scientific study of psychological and social processes.

Committed to Service * Grounding our learning community in the theory, research, and application of our disciplines in order to produce skilled graduates who can serve with character and competence in a broken world. * Nurturing creative partnerships with our local community and beyond in order to serve in and learn from socially and culturally diverse settings.

Centers and Initiatives

Initiative for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Living Well Initiative

Center for Relationship Development

Center for Leadership Research & Development

SPFC Advisory Board


Programs & Events

2014-15 Speaker Series

Medical Family Therapy Training Seminars



Is Beauty In the Eye of the Beholder?

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Mindfulness and Brain Scans

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Psychological First Aid

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The Healthy Workplace

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