Ph.D. Counseling Psychology

The Ph.D. program, which is APA accredited, trains students to become effective counseling psychologists who demonstrate the competencies necessary to deliver mental health services to multicultural client populations in various settings.

The program faculty openly embrace and encourage student development with respect to issues such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, spirituality, age, religion, and socioeconomic status, and provide educational opportunities for students to further their professional development with respect to these issues.

It is our goal to produce students who can readily intervene with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds within the context of the client's culture and community. The professional training in the program adheres to a scientist-practitioner model, which presumes skillful and professional practice that is under-girded by sound principles and models of psychological science and social justice.

Lehigh’s doctoral program in counseling psychology adheres to The Benchmark Competencies for Professional Psychology (APA Education Directorate, 2013; Fouad et al., 2009).  A recently revised set of competencies specific to Counseling Psychology (Campbell, Fouad, Grus, Hatcher, Leahy, & McCutcheon, 2013) “details essential components, behavioral anchors, and the frequency of and degree to which certain competencies of the specialty might be expected to be demonstrated in counseling psychologists”.

 All CP doctoral students are evaluated using these competencies as the base for coursework, practicum, and annual reviews.

Questions regarding APA Accreditation may be addressed to the APA Office of Accreditation at:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First St, NEWashington, DC 20002-4242

http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/

Telephone: (202) 336-5979
TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123
Fax: (202) 336-5978
Email (General Questions) (apaaccred@apa.org)
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