Clinical Psychology - Seattle Pacific University

Clinical Psychology
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Ave. W., Ste. 107
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-281-2839
Fax: 206-281-2695

The Clinical Psychology Department Announces New Scholarships & Awards

The Clinical Psychology Department is pleased to announce the establishment of 4 new scholarship awards available to the students in the doctoral program. Award criteria and application deadlines can be found by clicking on the award titles.

The Thalberg Award. Thomas W. Wall, Ph.D. has established this award in honor of Stanton P. Thalberg, Ph.D., mentor and friend. the award will support clinical psychology graduate students who would like to travel to a program, conference, workshop or training to further their education or any speical interest such as hypnosis training, psychological assessment, or various psychotherapy techniques. Funding is available up to $1,500 and applicants must be in good standing in their 2nd year or beyond.

Shea Clinical Psychology Research Endowment. Dr. Amy Mezulis, Associate Professor and Director of Research for the Clinical Psychology Department has been at SPU since 2005.  Dr. Mezulis is a faculty mentor and advisor to many doctoral students and is also principal investigor of the A.C.E. Lab (Adolescent Cognition and Emotion Lab) within the School of Psychology, Family and Community. In memory of her uncle, William A. Shea, Dr. Mezulis has established this endowment to assist graduate students in the clinical psychology program with the financial burden incurred in working on their research, travel, and dissertation. There will be 3 awards given this academic year which are: Shea Research Travel Award, Shea Dissertation Research Award, and Shea Developmental Psychopathology Dissertation Excellence Award.

We are proud and thankful to have these benefactors supporting our students..


Our Alumni:

Engaging the Culture,

Changing the World



Our alumni are working as post-doctoral fellows, psychologists, behavioral medicine specialists, neuropsychologists, research professors, pediatric psychologists, faculty, and research scientists.

  • Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix
  • Johns Hopkins University Medical Center
  • Mayo Clinic
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • West Point U.S. Military Academy
  • Pate Rehabilitation
  • University of Washington
  • Swedish Hospital
  • HealthPoint
  • Rehab Without Walls
  • Providence Health & Services
  • Yale University
  • West Virginia University
  • Notre Dame
  • University of Kentucky
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Children's Mercy Hospital & Clinic, Kansas City
  • Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado
  • several VA Healthcare Systems across the U.S.
  • Lakeside Center for Autism
  • Washington Center for Pain Management
  • Hawaii State Hospital
  • Western State Hospital




APA Accreditation Awarded October 2006

We are pleased to announce that the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) has granted our doctoral Ph.D. program accreditation until October 2020.

Our APA-accredited clinical psychology doctoral program distinguishes itself by emphasizing both scientific research and clinical practice in the context of a Christian university. In this way, we equip students to achieve excellence in academic and clinical work while preparing for a career as a clinical psychologist.

Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation

American Psychological Association

750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Phone:  (202) 336-5979



Apply for Admission to the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. Program:

Apply Now! Clinical Psychology

Application Deadline for

2015 Admission:

December 15


Graduate Programs

Open House:

Tuesday, January 27

Gwinn Commons

4:30-7:00 p.m.

RSVP online


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Autumn Quarter

Upcoming important dates:

Veteran's Day

(no classes)

Tuesday, Nov. 11

Winter Registration

Grad Students

Monday, Nov. 24


Holiday (no classes)

Nov. 27-28

Last Day of Classes

Friday, Dec. 5

Final Exams

December 8-10

Christmas Break


Dec. 11 - Jan. 4

Christmas Closure

(offices closed)

Dec. 24 (1/2 day)

through Jan. 1

Winter Quarter

Classes Begin

Monday, Jan. 5



Research Lab



Young Children's

Self-Regulation Project

Bev Wilson, Ph.D.


The A.C.E. Lab

Amy Mezulis, Ph.D.