Work with urban school populations as a psychologist or school counselor

Counseling and Educational Psychology (CEP)

The Division of Counseling and Educational Psychology is committed to educating future mental health professionals who will promote psychological wellness and the advancement of research in counseling, learning, and human development. UMKC is an urban university with a commitment to urban issues. In our programs, students receive training for multicultural sensitivity and professional competence in their interactions with peers, faculty, supervisors, and the clients they serve. Our commitment to cultural and individual diversity can be seen in our:

  • Faculty composition
  • Student recruitment
  • Scholarship
  • Course content and offerings
  • Practicum opportunities
  • Community service and consultation

Programs Offered

Our diverse faculty value and respect individual and cultural diversity. They are committed to creating a learning environment that is supportive and encouraging of all students. Our faculty are engaged in life-long learning that is evidenced by their research publications in national and international journals, leadership and service roles in state and national professional organizations, and continued practice in their career fields.


UMKC’s Counseling and Educational Psychology Division includes an in-house training facility for (non-school counseling) students completing their practicum requirements Community Counseling and Assessment Services (CCAS). CCAS offers therapy and testing interventions informed by research to Greater Kansas City Area residents. All practicum students are supervised by licensed psychologists.