The University of Akron offers a Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology (CPP), housed in the Department of Psychology. Established in 1983, the program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. It is distinctive in that it uses an apprenticeship model to provide solid generalist training in Counseling Psychology to students of diverse backgrounds.
Due to recent changes in the structure of the program, it is no longer housed jointly in the school of counseling and department of psychology as a collaborative program. As of July 2017 the program is consolidated in the department of psychology. All students who are seeking admission to the program will apply through the department of psychology. For specific admissions requirements and eligibility please see the admissions page.
Program emphasis is strongly placed on a scientist-practitioner model of training. Beyond the basic core areas of psychology, students are expected to establish specific competencies in the areas of theory, research, and practice of Counseling Psychology. Academic preparation includes theories of psychotherapy, supervision, diversity issues in counseling psychology, vocational psychology, testing theory and practice, research and statistics, and professional issues. Research and publication are greatly encouraged. Graduates typically seek out academic teaching, research, and training positions, as well as positions in counseling centers and other mental health agencies.
The Counseling Psychology Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association
Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org