Counseling Psychology Graduate Program

The counseling psychology (CSPY) doctoral program leads to a PhD. Students in the program acquire discipline-specific knowledge in six areas:

  • history and systems of psychology
  • basic content areas
  • advanced integrative knowledge of basic discipline-specific content areas
  • research methods
  • quantitative methods
  • psychometrics

This knowledge is acquired in a variety of ways, including:

  • required coursework
  • comprehensive exams
  • portfolio competencies
  • successful completion of research projects

Students develop profession-wide competencies in the field of health service psychology through both course work and experiential training in:

  • research
  • ethical and legal standards
  • individual and cultural diversity
  • professional values, attitudes, and behaviors
  • communication and interpersonal skills
  • assessment
  • intervention
  • supervision
  • consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills