At the school that pioneered the integration of psychology and Christian theology, students are equipped to serve with professionalism, grace, and truth. All are trained for their chosen vocations in an environment of clinical excellence, research innovation, and academic distinction.
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Integration at our core
The integration of psychology and theology is at the core of all our programs. Fuller offers solid academic training that cultivates excellence and professionalism undergirded by deep spiritual formation and theological understanding. Our faculty are not only highly respected scholars and practitioners in their fields, they are committed Christian disciples who interweave their faith organically into their courses, research projects, and clinical training.
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2016 Integration Symposium
This annual lecture series features a nationally recognized scholar focusing on a single integrative issue. Listen to our most recent symposium with Stanford anthropologist Tanya Luhrmann on “Kindling God: How People Experience the Divine.” Learn more about the integration symposium
COLLABORATIVE, INNOVATIVE RESEARCH
Our Travis Research Institute (TRI) is a community of scholars collaborating to combine the best in science with Christian theology. Through dozens of research projects funded by more than $9 million in grants, our students and faculty work together to better understand neuropsychology, stress and trauma, worship and health, the role of religion in psychotherapy, and a host of other issues addressing real needs—including our Thrive Center’s work to promote thriving in youth.
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HEAR FROM OUR STUDENTS AND ALUMNI
“I have blossomed as a therapist because of the support, education, and prayers of the people at this school. Learning as part of a cohort has been such a gift, having like-minded others with whom to share this journey. Another highlight is the amazing faculty who show genuine care and excitement for their therapeutic work and their students! I am blown away by their hard work, humility, and compassion as they guide us through this program. Students not only get a great education here, they see their lives transformed and renewed.
—Grace (MSMFT '16)
“Fuller’s School of Psychology provided a nurturing environment in which I could hone my skills as a clinician, explore opportunities as a researcher, and grow in my faith all at the same time. The faculty are productive yet approachable, and I have felt growing gratitude since graduating from the program, especially when comparing my experience to the impersonal and often unrealistic demands of other graduate programs in clinical psychology. If you allow it to, this experience will shape you in ways you cannot yet imagine.
—J.B. (PhD '15)
“Fuller challenges me to grow into a psychologist who embodies abundant welcome, creating space for people to make meaning of their brokenness and imagine wholeness. I have immersed myself in rich psychological research while also thinking about human flourishing through theological, philosophical, sociological, and even anthropological lenses. Fuller has opened doors for me to serve diverse populations in a range of settings. The program is committed to honoring the reciprocal relationship between research and clinical practice.
—Tara, PhD Student
CLINICAL TRAINING EXCELLENCE
Our faculty are closely involved in each student’s training experience, helping shape the development of their clinical skills and knowledge through classroom instruction, small group consultations, and direct supervision. Our clinical training features the following:
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Fuller Psychological and Family Services (FPFS)
our on-site community clinic providing therapy in five languages and neuropsychological and personality assessments
A broad network of clinical sites
licensed supervision at over 50 local clinics, universities, and hospitals
multiple therapeutic modalities and training in neuropsychological and personality assessment
thoughtful integration of spirituality and psychology in both training and practice
MEET SOME OF OUR FACULTY
Miyoung Yoon Hammer
Associate Professor of Marital and Family Therapy
Dr. Yoon Hammer’s training and research consider the practitioner’s experience and perspective, and she encourages students to develop an awareness of the ways their own narratives inform their clinical work. She brings an expertise in medical family therapy, serving patients and their families coping with challenging medical diagnoses. “Even in situations where there is no cure, there can be healing,” she says. “As therapists, we are healers as we embody hope.”
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Brad D. Strawn
Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology and Theology
“I’m passionate about aiding students as they grow in their relationship with Christ and the church at the same time that they develop as Christian clinicians—helping them integrate their ‘head knowledge’ and their ‘heart knowledge.’” As chair of integration, Dr. Strawn brings a rich blend of experience in teaching, research, and spiritual formation leadership that he draws upon in helping his students understand and embody integration.
Watch video of a live Q&A about faith and Psychology with Dr. Strawn
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Professor of Marriage and Family Studies
Dr. Lee, a Fuller faculty member for 30 years, has written and taught extensively in the areas of marriage, family, and ministry. “In our Marriage and Family program,” he says, “we believe that peacemaking, with the attendant clinical virtues of humility, compassion, hope and Sabbath rest, provide a coherent narrative framework for Christian therapists.” A licensed minister and Certified Family Life Educator, he is a popular speaker outside of Fuller as well.
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