Counseling Psychology, PHD

Dean: Heidi Bostic, Ph.D.
Counseling Psychology website

Degree Offered

Doctor of Philosophy

Program Description

Our doctoral program in counseling psychology is based on a scientist-practitioner model for training professional psychologists and is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. Students acquire a solid foundation of knowledge in the biological, cognitive, affective, individual and social bases of human behavior. Through course work in research design, measurement and statistics, students develop the skills needed to critically evaluate psychological research and to conduct their own independent research. Training in diagnosis, assessment, psychotherapy, consultation, practica, internship and ethics provides students with the necessary professional skills to practice as competent and ethical counseling psychologists. Supervised practica experiences are available through local hospitals, private and community agencies, the Veterans Affairs, and university counseling centers. Graduates are prepared to practice as psychologists, professors, consultants, administrators and researchers.