School of Theology and Ministry
MA in Relationship and Pastoral Therapy

Educational Outcomes

  • Student Learning Outcomes

    • Students will identify as couples and family therapists who integrate effective, competent clinical education and practice with theological studies and spiritual formation.
    • Students will demonstrate knowledge of family systems theories and will be able to apply systemic treatment in clinical practice.
    • Students will demonstrate multicultural competencies, including providing clinical services to families and individuals who come from diverse races and ethnicities, genders and sexual identities, and religions and spiritual traditions.
    • Students will demonstrate legal and ethical competence by understanding and adhering to laws and ethical codes.
    • Students will be able to offer systemic case conceptualizations and treatment plans that show awareness, skill, and ability to work within the clients’ social location, including spiritual and religious orientation.
    • Students will demonstrate skills in collaborating with health care and helping professionals such as physicians.

    Program Outcomes

    • The program will prepare graduates who will become couples and family therapists that integrate effective, competent, ethical clinical practice with theological studies and spiritual formation.
    • The program will graduate student who are clinically and theoretically prepared to work as couple and family therapists.
    • The program will admit and graduate a diverse student body that are prepared to provide clinical services to clients from diverse races and ethnicities, genders and sexual identities, and religions and spiritual traditions.
    • The program will prepare students who are equipped to pursue license as marriage and family therapist (LMFT) in the state of Washington. In addition to completing 600 clinical hours and courses required for licensure, students will score a minimum of 66% in their first attempt taking the AMFTRB practice exam or have a robust plan for passing the national exam.

    Faculty Outcomes

    • Faculty will demonstrate excellence in teaching and supervision in order to graduate students who will become couples and family therapists that integrate effective, competent clinical education and practice with theological studies and spiritual formation.
    • Faculty will demonstrate excellence in scholarship and professional activities that contribute to the development of couples and family therapists that integrates effective, competent clinical education and practice with theological studies and spiritual formation.
    • The faculty will mentor students in the practice of couples and family therapy highlighting issues of social justice, respect for cultural diversity, and awareness, knowledge and skills of integrating ecumenical and interfaith practices into competent clinical practice.
    • Faculty will collaborate to promote student learning and program achievement.