Counseling Psychology (PhD)
As Director of Training for the Counseling Psychology PhD Program at Fordham University's Graduate School of Education, and on behalf of our faculty and students, I would like to thank you for your interest in our doctoral program. Our program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and our graduates have among the best EPPP (psychology licensing exam) pass rates in the nation.
The doctoral program in Counseling Psychology is guided by a reflective, scientist-practitioner model, which means that students receive significant professional preparation in the areas of research and counseling practice so that they are competent in these areas upon graduation. Furthermore, our program emphasizes multicultural counseling competencies, professional ethics, and social justice advocacy.
The program's faculty has wide-ranging research interests including, but not limited to, health psychology; family adjustment to illness; clinical supervision; developmental psychology; learning in the context of media; women's issues; cognitive psychology; group dynamics; multicultural competence; racism; the immigrant experience; racial micro-aggressions; hidden biases; identity development; and mindfulness.
Our scientist-practitioner program offers developmentally sequenced training in research and clinical practice. Our students receive many opportunities to engage in research via joining multiple research teams as well as by conducting their own student-led research.
Multiculturalism and social justice are foundational to our program.
Because we are located in the heart of New York City, students have close geographical access to wonderful opportunities for excellent clinical training at some of the best training sites available, including college counseling centers, schools, hospitals, VA hospitals, community mental health centers, and private practice locations. Our faculty provides personalized guidance to help students select placements that are congruent with their overall career and training goals.
During their externship experiences, students receive weekly group supervision as part of their doctoral practicum courses and are able to develop a richer understanding of specific theories and present case conceptualizations. They also receive feedback and support from the instructor and peers on individual cases.
Our faculty promote and embody the value of self-care and encourage collaboration between faculty and students and among students themselves. In our program, cooperation, not competition, is seen as the strategy for producing the most solid work.
If you are looking for a program that is both nurturing and stimulating, you will find a home in Fordham's Counseling Psychology doctoral program.