Counseling Psychology Programs
Career Path: Students who complete our program are qualified to enter various professional settings, including: college counseling centers, hospital clinics, mental health centers, community agencies, independent practice, business and industry and teaching departments in colleges and universities.
Start Semester: Fall
Campus: Lincoln Center
The doctoral program in Counseling Psychology prepares psychologists in the scientist-practitioner model. Students gain expertise through coursework from diverse theoretical, clinical, and research perspectives and extensive supervised experiences. The program encourages a growth-based approach to treatment emphasizing the uniqueness of each client.
Students are provided with ample opportunities in a supportive and stimulating environment to solidify their strengths; take developmental risks in learning; and build new competencies in various counseling settings. The program allows flexibility in tailoring the program to meet students' specific training needs and interests.
Graduates are prepared to function as general practitioners, academics, or to seek specialization through further study or supervised experience.
The Doctoral program in Counseling Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association.
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Additional Counseling Programs
A one-year full-time internship in an approved and appropriate agency or other facility must be completed. The internship occurs following completion of all course work and comprehensive exams. Students should have an approved dissertation proposal prior to entering their internship. Prior approval must be obtained from the program faculty before beginning an internship
Program Core Requirements
The psychology core is comprised of four areas suggested by the American Psychological Association and required by the New York State Regents for programs that prepare professional psychologists. Students in Psychological Educational Service’s doctoral programs who are preparing for licensure for the professional practice of counseling, educational and school psychology must complete at least one appropriate graduate-level course in each area, selected in consultation with their program advisers based on their backgrounds and professional goals:
Professional Practice (3 credits)
Doctoral Research Core (15 to 21 credits) Program-Specific Requirements:
Students are required to take the proseminar, advanced research, assessment, and statistics courses. If students need the introductory level courses in these areas, those courses also become part of this core. The number of required credits in the research core, accordingly, ranges from 15 to 21.
Philosophical, Historical, and Urban Education Core (minimum of 6 credits)
Career Development (3 credits)
Psychological Assessment (9 credits)
Intervention Procedures (15 credits)
Consultation and Supervision (6 credits)
Full-time, Full-year Internship (0 credits)
A one-year, full-time internship in an approved and appropriate agency or other facility must be completed following all course work and comprehensive exams. Students should have an approved dissertation proposal prior to entering their internship. Prior approval must be obtained from the program faculty before beginning an internship.
Dr. Merle Keitel
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979