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Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology

Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology
Gevirtz Graduate School of Education
Education Building 2103
Telephone: (805) 893-3375
Website: www.education.ucsb.edu/ccsp
Chair: Tania Israel

 
Overview

The Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology offers a course of study leading to a Ph.D. with emphases in counseling psychology, clinical psychology, or school psychology. An M.A. in Counseling Psychology is offered en route to completing the Ph.D., but is not offered as a terminal degree. The Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) as a Combined Psychology program. Students are admitted to one of the emphases and receive a common core of training, followed by advanced training in their area of emphasis. The degree awarded is in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology with the student’s area of emphasis (counseling, clinical, or school) also designated on their transcript.

The doctoral program adheres to a scientist-practitioner training model and provides students with both research and practitioner knowledge and skills. The program’s primary goal is to train students who are interested in academic and research positions; a secondary goal is to prepare psychological service providers who will exercise influence on professional psychology through teaching, research, and leadership. The organizing themes that integrate the identity of the Department are the values of human diversity and individual differences, health and development across the lifespan, and ecological (e.g., family, school, community) influences on human behavior.

Interviews are scheduled for the most highly qualified applicants who meet admission criteria and have interests well suited to faculty interests.

The Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology also offers a Minor in Applied Psychology.