Counseling Psychology

Professor Chris McCarthy and a graduate student observe a counseling session.

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Area Chair
Delida Sanchez

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.

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 Department of Educational Psychology also offers a Master's degree in Counselor Education

Counseling Psychology Faculty

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Ricardo Ainslie

Professor

M. K. Hage Centennial Professorship in Education

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.

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Germine Awad

Associate Professor, HDCLS Area Chair

Studies the effects that acculturation and identity have on discrimination, specifically in populations of Arab/Middle Eastern and African American women.

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Kevin Cokley

Professor

Oscar and Anne Mauzy Regents Professor for Educational Research and Development

Researches themes related to understanding the psychological and environmental factors that impact African American student achievement, and the impact of the impostor phenomenon in academic and mental health outcomes.

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Jane Gray

Assistant Professor of Practice, Director of Clinical Training

Supports the clinical training of doctoral students, teaches clinically-focused courses and prepares students for psychology internship training.

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Christopher McCarthy

Professor, Interim Department Chair

Studies stress and coping as it relates to professionals in educational settings, health and wellness, and the identification of psychological resources that can help prevent stress.

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Michael Parent

Assistant Professor

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.

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Aaron Rochlen

Professor

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.

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Delida Sanchez

Associate Professor, Counseling Psychology Area Chair

Interested in teaching and research in the area of multicultural counseling, exploring ethnic and racial identity development, and mental health outcomes among Black and Latino adolescents.

Affiliated Centers and Labs

Coping and Stress in Education Research Team

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.

Psychological and Educational Assessment Center

Serves as a training center for the graduate programs in Counseling Psychology and School Psychology and a resource for people who are seeking assessment for possible learning difficulties or conditions that may affect learning.