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Counseling Psychology, PhD

The Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) program is one of a variety of graduate programs offered in the School of Applied Psychology and Counselor Education (APCE). This Applied Psychology and Counselor Education program is designed to develop counseling psychologists who can independently apply psychological principles to improve the well-being of individuals across the lifespan. The program focuses on developing competencies in the application of three treatment modalities: individual, group, and couples and family therapy. In addition, attention is directed toward the development of competencies in assessment, clinical supervision, advocacy, and program evaluation/research.

The Counseling Psychology (Ph.D.) program subscribes to the scientist-practitioner model, with an emphasis on training practitioners to work with diverse populations. Graduates obtain employment in private practice, community agency, health care, business and academic settings. The program meets APA accreditation standards, which leads to eligibility for licensure as a psychologist.

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  • UNC Main Campus

Tuition & Fees

Total Degree Requirements

119-122 Credit Hours

Graduate Coordinator

Stephen Wright, 970-351-2731

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