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Counseling psychology is a specialty emphasizing normal and optimal human functioning across the lifespan and a strength-based approach to facilitating change, multiculturalism, and social justice.

Our program prepares graduates to pursue careers as health service psychologists in teaching, research, and/or the provision of health services guided by an integrated biopsychosocial model of care. Our program emphasizes a strengths-based approach to understanding human and social experiences that can help prevent and/or solve the psychological problems of individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations.

Academic Programs

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Contact Details

  • Address:
    402 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Phone: 706-542-1812
  • Fax: 706-542-4130

Faculty and Staff

Georgia B. Calhoun

  • Professor

Linda Campbell

  • Professor

Edward Anthony Delgado-Romero

  • Associate Dean for Faculty and Staff Services
  • Professor

Brian A. Glaser

  • Professor and Department Head

Bernadette Davantes Heckman, PHD

  • Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training

Rosemary E. Phelps

  • Professor and Coordinator of Undergraduate Service Courses

V. Gayle Spears

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Alan E. Stewart

  • Professor


Alumna featured in Forbes for mental health podcast

October 4, 2018
Joy Bradford, an alumna of the College of Education and a licensed psychologist, was recently featured on to discuss her mental health podcast and passion for promoting mental wellness in black women.