Advancing the Research Culture at Seattle Pacific University: Training Local Clinical ScientistsJournal of Psychology and Christianity (2004)
Seattle Pacific University (SPU) offers a PhD in clinical psychology that adheres to the Local Clinical Scientist training model, an extension of the scientist-practitioner model, stressing that research and practice are not separate constructs but reciprocal and necessary components of each other. To this end doctoral students at SPU participate in multiple research and clinical training opportunities throughout their program. Students participate in research with their faculty advisor throughout their four years on campus. They also complete a group research project as part of an integrated statistics and research methodology sequence that spans four quarters during Year 1 and 2. These opportunities culminate in an empirical test of a theoretical model for their dissertation. This focus on research in the program is not an end in itself but rather to implement the Local Clinical Scientist training model to develop competent Clinical Psychologists who are able to integrate Christian spiritual perspectives into their care of diverse persons.
Publication DateFall 2004
Citation Information"Advancing the Research Culture at Seattle Pacific University: Training Local Clinical Scientists" Journal of Psychology and Christianity Vol. 23 Iss. 4 (2004)
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