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. We think you will find that our program is unique, offering training in both adult and child/family interventions, research with an emphasis on multicultural issues and diversity, and a broad commitment to social justice. If you have further questions after reading this web site, please contact our Academic Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UO Counseling Psychology (CPSY) PhD program in the College of Education has been accredited since 1955 by the American Psychological Association (APA) (Commission on Accreditation, 750 1st St. NE, Washington DC 20002-4242, 202-336-5979), making it the 8th oldest continuously accredited Counseling Psychology program in the country. Our program is unique, offering training in both adult and child/family interventions, research with an emphasis on multicultural issues and diversity, and a broad commitment to social justice. A new specialization in Spanish Language Psychological Service and Research (SLPSR) was initiated in 2014.
The Counseling Psychology Program philosophy of education and training is informed by 4 elements that reflect our values in the preparation of professional psychologists: (1) the themes of the counseling psychology discipline (Gelso & Fretz, 2002), (2) the scientist-practitioner model for training in psychology (Murdock, Alcorn, Heesacker, & Stoltenberg, 1998), (3) the ecological model of human development (Bronfenbrenner, 1979), and (4) and the emancipatory communitarian approach to psychology practice (Prilleltensky, 1997). CPSY students become scientists and practitioners with particular focus on prevention and treatment relevant to work with children, adolescents, families, and adults within their environments.
Doctoral graduates of the UO Counseling Psychology program work as licensed psychologists in university academic departments, research institutes and centers, community colleges, university counseling centers, mental health agencies, hospitals, the federal prison system, and private practice throughout the US. 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 prevention and intervention, grant writing, teaching, psycho-education, supervision, and service to their diverse communities and to the profession.
Wanting to take a course in counseling psychology, but you're not in the program? See courses offered in the Counseling Psychology and Human Services department.