Cleveland State University is now one of only two universities in Ohio with a Ph.D. in counseling psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Counseling psychology – a specialization within the Urban Education Ph.D. Program – received accreditation from the APA this month.
"This accreditation will make our program competitive with some of the most respected universities in the nation, while providing the local community with best-in-class psychologists," said Dick Hurwitz, Interim Dean of CSU's College of Education and Human Services.
CSU's doctoral degree is one of the few counseling psychology programs in the nation that focuses on educating psychologists competent to meet the mental health needs of diverse urban populations. Students complete core and research seminars in an interdisciplinary cohort with educators, nurses and adult development professionals. The program uses the diverse urban community as its research and practice laboratories.
CSU's counseling psychology Ph.D. sequence trains psychologists with comprehensive knowledge and therapeutic skills for entry into the practice of psychology; the necessary knowledge and skills for competent practice and research in a multicultural urban society; and research skills to contribute to the scientific knowledge base of psychology.
Applications are currently being accepted for fall 2011 admission. The application deadline is January 15, 2011. For details, visit csuohio.edu/cehs/departments/phd/counseling-psychology/ or call Cleveland State's College of Education and Human Services Office of Doctoral Studies at 216.687.4697.
Based in Washington, D.C., the APA is a scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. With 150,000 members, APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide.
Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for engaged learning. With an enrollment of more than 17,000 students, eight colleges and approximately 200 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2011 as one of America's Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report.
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