Welcome to the PhD in Counseling Psychology program!
The University of Georgia's PhD in Counseling Psychology program provides doctoral-level training and education to prepare our graduates for a career as health service psychologists. The program's training mission reflects our commitment to multiculturalism and social justice training excellence that prepares health service psychologists to deliver state-of-the-science and culturally-contextualized services in a variety of research and practice settings to meet the needs of diverse cultural and linguistic communities in Georgia and across the nation.
Our program follows a scientist-practitioner model of training that emphasizes important tenets of Counseling Psychology:
A focus on identifying and building from a strengths perspective in working with all individuals; An assessment of the person-environment fit and the interaction between the two; An emphasis on prevention and brief interventions using a developmental perspective (career and human development); The integration of theory, research, and practice; and A focus on and respect for individual and cultural diversity, with an emphasis on social justice
We are committed to training and preparing students to assume emerging diverse roles and responsibilities that will advance a multicultural/social justice agenda in health care. The program prepares students for entry positions in a variety of settings including academia, medical schools, and community mental health clinics. The program also prepares students for licensure through rigorous didactic and experiential training. The PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Georgia is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. Upon graduation, you will be license-eligible as a psychologist in all states.