Marriage and Family Therapy - Seattle Pacific University

Marriage & Family Therapy
Seattle Pacific University
3307 Third Ave. W., Ste. 107
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: 206-281-2918
Fax: 206-281-2695

Prospective Students: Clinical Training

InternshipsThe MFT program provides a seven quarter practicum sequence which focuses on the development of the self of the therapist, and provides fundamental clinical training. This includes:


  • On-campus small group supervision and individual supervision at internship site. Supervision will include at least 50 hours of live, video, or audio supervision.
  • Clinical Portfolio, presented in the seventh quarter. This is an in-depth application of a theory to clinical practice and the integration of the self of the therapist with his/her clinical work.

How do I get an internship?

We take care of it. We know that finding an internship can be stressful. So our MFT department will provide you with options and the help you need to select an approved site.

Internship Day. Twice a year we invite site supervisors and representatives to SPU’s campus. Our goal is for students to be able to make decisions about sites they’d like to pursue for placement. It’s a great way for both parties --- students and supervisors --- to connect.

Internship Sites

Internship sites are located in the Greater Seattle area. The majority of sites are mental health agencies where students work with children, adolescents, and families. Additional internship site contexts include university, church, and private-practice settings.

Sites are also available for students living in Bellingham, Tacoma, and the Kitsap Peninsula.

Examples of current internship sites include:

  • Alternative Counseling
  • Catholic Community Services (Mt. Vernon)
  • Compass Health (Smokey Point)
  • NAVOS (Seattle, Burien)
  • Olivecrest (Bellevue)
  • Private Practice Settings
  • Sound Mental Health Child & Family Services (Tukwila, Auburn)
  • Youth and Family Services (Kent, Renton, and Seattle)
  • Youth Eastside Services (Bellevue)