The Counseling Psychology doctoral program is one of the longest continuously APA accredited Counseling Psychology programs in the country. Our scientist-practitioner based program prepares Ph.D. psychologists to work with both specific and general problems of human behavior in the context of a range of social processes and systems.
About the Program
UT-Austin’s Counseling Psychology Program is committed to honoring cultural identities and promoting a culture of belonging. We respect and value all aspects of human experiences and backgrounds and other dimensions and intersections of individual and group identity and culture. Our intentional commitments to these values inform research and practice among faculty and students, and facilitate our work to train effective practitioners and influential scholars for the future of our profession and society.
We strive to prepare students for innovative professional and intellectual careers within the fields of social science, human service, or social and community endeavors. This program emphasizes the importance of developing the skills necessary to effectively work with individuals inclusive of all demographics, beliefs, attitudes, and values.
The following faculty will be reviewing applications and plan to admit Ph.D. students in 2024:
- Ricardo Ainslie
- Chris Brownson
- Chris McCarthy
Explores the intersection of psychology and culture through such topics as the psychological experience of immigration, ethnic conflicts and the impact of violence within communities, and the relationship between individual and collective identity. ...
Research interests include mental health public policy, college student mental health and suicide prevention, collaborative care models of behavioral health in primary care, and the intersection of mental health and academic success.
Supports the clinical training of doctoral students, teaches clinically-focused courses and prepares students for psychology internship training. Jane Gray does not serve as a research mentor for students in the School Psychology nor Counseling ...
My Coping and Stress in Education Lab conducts research at the intersection of health, psychology, and education. The focus of our work generally is on promoting wellness and optimal functioning in educational settings. Current work includes studie...
Focuses on the intersections of gender, sexuality, and behavioral health in topics of men's health, gender roles, and muscularity; conducts outreach with gender and sexual minority communities; development of mobile health interventions. Note: Dr...
Research focuses on men and traditional masculinity, with a particular emphasis on men's mental health, depression, help-seeking patterns, and their underutilization of counseling services. Note: Dr. Rochlen will not be taking new students for t...
Affiliated Centers and Labs
Explores the intersection of health, psychology, and education by researching how to promote wellness and productivity in educational settings.
Culture, Identity, and Health Lab
Explores the effects of racism, discrimination, and health inequities on mental and behavioral health outcomes among diverse adolescent and emerging adult populations.
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At a Glance
- Program Starts: Fall
- Deadline to Apply: December 1
- Schedule: Full-time enrollment required until admitted to candidacy
- Credit Hours Required: 98
- Program Location: On Campus
- GRE Required? No
How to Apply
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