This program trains generalist scientist-practitioners within the science of psychology for professional employment in academic, research, and clinical environments. The doctoral program subscribes to a scientist-practitioner model, which integrates the science of psychology with professional practice. Students are prepared to participate in the development of the science of psychology and to apply that science to professional practice. Although psychopathology is studied to allow for a more accurate reading of normal behavior, it is not the central focus of the program. The faculty believes that the services of counseling psychology are primarily directed to matters of everyday living; cultural adjustments, developmental difficulties and challenges, educational and occupational decision-making and adjustment, marriage and family problems, high risk behaviors, unhealthy lifestyles, and the like, and these receive primary attention.
While the broad training experiences of the program expose students to techniques used for both long and short-term intervention, special emphasis is placed on short term treatment strategies aimed at the person-environment fit. Students are trained in psychological assessment, individual and group counseling, psychoeducational techniques, and consultation skills to address client problems.
Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) Committee on Accreditation
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
# of Credits Required: 101
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999