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Should I apply?

Most student selections are based on fit with our program philosophy AND fit with the current and emerging research interests of the counseling psychology faculty. Our training values are consistent with those endorsed by the Society for Counseling Psychology of the American Psychological Association. Student selection is also based on past performance, grades, GREs and other examples of academic and clinical ability. We receive a large number of highly qualified applicants and are continuously impressed with the strength of the applicant pool. During our in-house interview,  faculty and current students explore the potential fit of the applicants with the program. If you answer affirmatively to ALL of these questions, we encourage you to apply:

  • Do I enjoy clinical research and want to be a scientist-practitioner?
  • Do I want to contribute to my community of affiliation and broader community?
  • Do my research interests match the research interests of the CPSY program faculty advisers?
  • Do I want to learn about social advocacy as central to psychology and to how I view myself as a professional?
  • Do I value prevention research and practice?
  • Do I collaborate and work well with others?
  • Do I want to learn more about human diversity and multiculturalism and integrate this knowledge into how I view the world, conduct research, and practice?
  • Do I value feedback and being personally and professionally challenged in multiple ways?
  • Do I want to provide empirically supported (science-based) interventions with children, families, adolescents, and adults in community settings?
  • Do I want to be a member of a community of scholars that accepts responsibility for its limitations and that encourages all community members to take responsibility for making the environment function effectively?