University of North Dakota

Counseling Psychology

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The PhD program in Counseling Psychology provides training organized around two over-arching goals:

  1. To prepare entry-level counseling psychologists who are well-trained in both the science and the practice of the profession and
  2. To prepare counseling psychologists who are leaders in the field, particularly in their ability to meet the needs of diverse and under-served populations.

To that end, students complete coursework in the foundations of psychology, provide supervised practice of counseling psychology services, and design and complete original research. In addition, students are actively engaged in national and regional professional organizations and activities as they develop a professional identity in counseling psychology. All of these activities are completed in the context of a programmatic emphasis on social justice and the role of psychologists as agents of social change. Program graduates are prepared to work in counseling centers, university academic departments, mental health agencies, hospitals, and a variety of other settings, as clinicians, faculty members, researchers, consultants, and supervisors.

The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (For information regarding accreditation status, contact: American Psychological Association Committee on Accreditation, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, N.E., Washington, DC 20002-4242; Phone: 202-336-5979).

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Cindy L Juntunen, PhD
Department of Counseling Psychology & Community Services
University of North Dakota
290 Centennial Drive Stop 8255
326B Montgomery Hall
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8255

Degrees Available