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Counseling Psychology and Human Services

Benedict McWhirter, Department Head


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Department of Counseling Psychology & Human Services, College of Education
5251 University of Oregon

Programs in Counseling Psychology and Human Services educate and train professionals in counseling psychology, couples and family therapy, and family and human services. Our students are trained to effectively and collaboratively identify, treat, and prevent psychological problems in children, adolescents, adults, and families. Through education and training, students gain the skills to interpret and apply scientific information from the behavioral sciences in general, and from their discipline in particular, to professional practice. Students learn how to conduct research and contribute to the knowledge base of their disciplines.At the doctoral level, students engage in producing scientific knowledge through research in collaboration with their faculty mentors. Field placements, practicum placements, and internships at all levels of training provide our students with opportunities to practice in school, community agency, clinical, and research settings under the supervision of faculty, agency personnel, and collaborating scholars.


We are pleased to offer three new graduate degrees in Prevention Science! Enrollment for the Ph.D., M.S., and M.Ed. in Prevention Science begins in Fall 2016. Applications for the Fall 2016 Ph.D. cohort have closed. The application deadline for the M.S. and M.Ed.

The Service-Learning Program engages the University and the broader community in reciprocal partnerships to create educational programs for students, to promote leadership through service, to foster and promote inclusive environments and to advance social justice and civic engagement.

The Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP) provides academic course work in the areas of alcohol and drug prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery. SAPP faculty also work professionally in the field providing them with updated, applicable course content and real world experience.

The nationally accredited Family and Human Services major leads to a bachelor of arts (BA), bachelor of science (BS) or bachelor of education (BEd) degree. FHS students build a foundation through course work and field experiences in learning and development, professional communication and collaboration, social policy for children and families, and creative approaches to solving problems and making effective decisions.

Welcome to the Counseling Psychology doctoral program home page. We hope you find this web site helpful in understanding our program. You will find information about our philosophy, admissions, training, faculty, and students.

If you are interested in the program’s counseling services and would like to make an appointment with a couples and family therapist, please call 541-346-0923 for the Center for Healthy Relationships.