Interested in enhancing your professional skills in leadership and organization development or pursuing a career in mental health counselling? Saybrook University’s Seattle based programs can help you achieve that goal. Enriched with an expanded focus on the knowledge and skills you need to remain competitive in your profession, you can complete either program in two years and are eligible for scholarships.
Their MA in Organizational Systems, Leadership and Organization Development (LOD) increases your effectiveness as a team leader, ability to facilitate institutional change and skills as an executive coach.
A people-focused alternative to an executive MBA or a traditional Masters in Organization Development, the LOD program blends skills in leading people with skills in managing processes.
No need to relocate. Their applied learning model integrates face-to-face, on-site conferences each term with convenient online learning and team communication, concluding with a capstone project customized to your own challenges and career goals. Through their experiential learning approach, you’ll increase your emotional, social, cultural, cognitive and organizational IQ to meet these challenges.
The LOD program qualifies you for certification with the International Coach Federation (ICF) credentialing requirements at the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level, depending on the number of client hours you log and your performance on ICF oral and written exams. It also qualifies you with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) Bronze–level Lean credentialing requirements.
Saybrook University’s MA Psychology, Counselling program prepares you for licensure as a master’s level counselor. Utilizing an innovative curriculum the program builds your confidence and competencies in “the self of the therapist,” the most important counselling tool and skill in the practical implementation of core counselling theories. Students are immersed in dynamic, experiential learning that blends systems counseling theory with hands-on practice through a series of residential conferences.
Learn about multiple models of counselling theory that emphasize developing the specific competencies you need to be an effective therapist: the art of joining and active listening; creating resiliency within a family system; and crafting conversations of possibility and change. Their students consistently receive high ratings, especially for their self-awareness and the capacity to artfully engage in the therapeutic relationship with clients.
Saybrook University’s Counselling faculty have years of clinical experience and training and active clinical practices within the Seattle area. They have authored books, chapters and journal articles on counseling theory, marriage and family therapy, the training of therapists, family of origin therapy and systems consultation.
For more information on the programs offered at Saybrook University, visit www.saybrook.edu.
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