Emotional, Social and Academic Support
Students Serving Veterans
Fuller veterans have recently become an officially recognized chapter of Student Veterans of America (http://studentveterans.org), making it part of a national coalition of over 985 student veteran organizations in all 50 states. In addition to advocating for veterans on a national level, SVA provides scholarship opportunities, and training for student veteran leadership, to include annual conferences. It is the mission of the SVA chapter at Fuller to support veterans in the Fuller community by increasing awareness and acceptance of veterans on campus. The SVA chapter also helps serve student veterans seeking ministerial jobs after graduation, and informing all students about careers in the military, to include but not limited to chaplaincy and psychology, through Fuller's Schools of Theology and Psychology
Care4Veterans is an interdenominational group of students, alumni, and local community and church leaders that meets monthly to discuss and develop resources for pastors that have veterans in their congregations. Please contact the Office of Alumni and Church Relations at 626-584-5498 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Fuller Psychological and Family Services
The Psychological Center, the training arm of the School of Psychology, offers services through its outpatient clinic, Fuller Psychological and Family Services. Clinical services are provided by students enrolled in the Clinical Psychology PhD or PsyD programs, or the Marriage and Family Therapy programs. FPFS serves children, adolescents, and adults through individual, couple, family and group therapy. Students in the SOT and SIS programs are offered a discounted rate of $20 per session. Licensed Psychologists and Marriage and Family Therapists are available at a higher rate. Some of the specific services offered are:
- Psychological screenings for candidacy into the ministry
- Psychological evaluations and testing for adults and children
- Counseling aimed at resolution of a variety of relational, emotional, spiritual, moral, and cultural problems that may arise in every day life
- Crisis and ongoing counseling to victims and/or perpetrators of abuse
- Premarital counseling and marital enrichment/ therapy
- A variety of group counseling opportunities
For more information or to make an appointment, call 626-584-5555.
Career Options and Development
Vocational Discernment and Career Services
The Office of Vocational Discernment and Career Services (VDCS) provides a wealth of information and resources related to military careers. This includes general information about serving in the military, the specific process related to becoming a military chaplain in any of the branches, and information about service in professions like psychology, anthropology, law, medicine, and others. If you believe that God may be calling you to military service, contact VDCS to make an appointment at VDCS@fuller.edu or 626-584-5358.
Chaplain Candidates Community
A student lead group of people who are interested in preparing for military chaplaincy. To find out more contact VDCS at VDCS@fuller.edu.