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Counseling Psychology (PhD)

Curriculum

Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Program Curriculum

The Ph.D. program is a minimum of 96 credits beyond a bachelor’s degree or 45 credits beyond the master’s degree. Students entering with a bachelor’s degree will need to complete the requirements of the Mental Health Counseling master’s degree en route to the Ph.D., which includes coursework, fieldwork, and the Master’s Comprehensive Exam.

Psychology Core Requirements:

The psychology core is comprised of five areas suggested by the American Psychological Association and required by the New York State Regents for programs that prepare professional psychologists.

  • Advanced Developmental Psychology (PSGE7301)
  • Neurobiological Basis of Human Behavior (PSGE7435)
  • Psychology of Cognition and Affect (PSGE6312)
  • Social Psychology (PSGE6345)
Ethics and Legal Standards:
  • Social and Ethical Responsibilities in Counseling Psychology (PSGE8672)
  • Child Abuse and Identification Training Workshop (EDGE0210)
Doctoral Research Core Requirements:
  • Pro-Seminar (PSGE7900)
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology I (PSGE7681)
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Psychology II (PSGE7682)
  • Qualitative and Single Case Design Research Methods I (PSGE7683)
  • Qualitative and Single Case Design Research Methods II (PSGE7684)
  • Psychometric Theory (PSGE7711)
  • Research Apprenticeship (PSGE8001)
  • Dissertation Seminar (PSGE8999)
  • Minimal Research Competencies(PSGE7660)

*Research Apprenticeship (PSGE8001)

Philosophical, Historical, and Multicultural Core:
  • History and Systems of Psychology (PSGE6615)
  • Multicultural Issues in Professional Psychology (PSGE6603)
Career Development:
  • Psychology of Career Development (PSGE7640)
Psychological Assessment:
  • General Psychopathology (PSGE6645)
  • Personality Assessment in Counseling Psychology (PSGE7612)
  • Intellectual Assessment: Child/Adult (PSGE7613)
Psychological Intervention:
  • Doctoral Practicum in Counseling Psychology I: Humanistic (PSGE7654)
  • Doctoral Practicum in Counseling Psychology II: Cognitive Behavioral (PSGE7655)
  • Doctoral Practicum in Counseling Psychology III: Psychodynamic (PSGE7656)
  • Doctoral Practicum in Counseling Psychology IV: Integrative (PSGE7658)
  • Counseling Psychology Internship I (PSGE7667): This 0 credit course is mandatory
  • Counseling Psychology Internship II (PSGE7668): This 0 credit course is mandatory
Consultation and Supervision:
  • Clinical Supervision and Consultation (PSGE7649)
  • Practicum in Supervision in Counseling Psychology (PSGE7657)
  • Program Development and Evaluation (PSGE6605)
Comprehensive Exam:
  • Ph.D. Clinical Comprehensive Exam (PSGE0905)
  • Ph.D. Research Comprehensive Paper (PSGE0910)

Research Apprenticeship

Students complete a year-long research apprenticeship with a faculty sponsor and attend interdisciplinary research seminars once a semester. These research apprenticeship projects often serve as pilot projects for subsequent dissertation work.

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