Why earn a Counseling Psychology degree from the University of Oregon?
The Counseling Psychology (CPSY) Program at the University of Oregon is the 8th longest continually accredited doctoral program in counseling psychology in the U.S., accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1955.
Our philosophy of training health service providers is informed by four elements that reflect our values:
- The themes of the counseling psychology discipline
- The scientist-practitioner model for training in psychology
- The ecological model of human development (Bronfenbrenner, 1979)
- The emancipatory communitarian approach to psychology practice (Prilleltensky, 1997)
The program prepares graduates to understand the human condition within the social, political, and structural contexts in which it occurs and embrace social justice, multiculturalism, and a focus on human strengths in preventing and resolving mental health problems and answering important scientific questions.
We provide training in both adult and child/family interventions, research with an emphasis on prevention, multiculturalism and equity, and a commitment to social justice. We also offer a Spanish language specialization.
What can I do with a degree in counseling psychology?
Our graduates work as professors and researchers in university academic departments and research institutes and centers and as licensed psychologists in college and university counseling centers, mental health agencies, hospitals, the federal prison system, and private practice settings.
Across these contexts, our graduates engage in provision of culturally competent clinical prevention and intervention services, research and scholarship focused on developing and applying best practices in intervention, grant writing, teaching, supervision, and service to their diverse academic, research, and local communities and to the profession.
Our program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1955.