Antioch University Seattle has added three new areas of study to its graduate training in psychology for the upcoming fall term.
The Drama Therapy concentration is one of only a few in the nation that combines training in improvisation, puppetry, role-playing, mask work, theatrical production, psychodrama and community-based theater with a clinical master’s degree in psychology.
Two new concentrations — Ecopsychology as well as Psychology & Spirituality — are now part of Antioch’s nonclinical Integrative Studies in Psychology concentration, which does not lead to clinical licensing or certification. Students in these concentrations learn to lead change in communities and organizations.
Ecopsychology is designed for those in fields such as education, consulting, writing, wilderness-based healing or working in a nonprofit or governmental social change setting.
Psychology & Spirituality is aimed at those interested in professions related to personal growth and development, education, organizational culture, theoretical understanding, research and more.
According to Catherine Koverola, Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, working closely alongside a faculty mentor is a central component of the Antioch experience.
“Students in these distinctive new Antioch psychology programs have the opportunity to be mentored by a remarkable group of faculty members who are active practitioners, researchers, policymakers and advocates in a range of settings throughout the state and nation,” says Koverola.
Antioch now offers a total of eight academic degree programs in psychology and is home to the Antioch Community Counseling and Psychology Clinic, which serves as a training site for graduate students and provides high quality, accessible psychological service on campus and at satellite locations in the Puget Sound region.