Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology – Student Learning Outcomes

Students are encouraged to develop primary identification with the core values of Counseling Psychology as presented in the 2005 Model Training Program for Counseling Psychology (Epperson, Fouad, Stoltenberg, & Murdock, 2005; a joint document prepared by the Council of Counseling Psychology Training Programs and Division 17 of the American Psychological Association) that emphasize:

  • Assets, strengths, and positive mental health regardless of level of functioning
  • Respect for cultural and individual diversity, including race, ethnicity, religion/spirituality, nationality, age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, ability, etc.
  • Commitment to scientific method
  • Developmental framework to human growth and development
  • Relatively brief counseling interventions
  • Person-environment interactions
  • Prevention
  • Educational/vocational development