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Counseling Psychology

The doctoral Counseling Psychology program is accredited by the American Psychological Association as offering training in counseling psychology and is based on the scientist-practitioner model. The program strives to train outstanding counseling psychologists who can advance theoretically-based, empirically-driven services that enhance the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

The program is aimed in training students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse clinical and research interests. The program is committed to student development and to the integration of science and practice.

Program Planning

The maximum academic load for students on assistantship (or similarly employed) is 13 credit hours. Individuals who are not working can take more credit hours per semester. A maximum of 16 to 18 credit hours is suggested for those individuals. However, students are encouraged to take lower course loads when possible to enhance the learning process. Students on fellowship are required to take a minimum of 9 credit hours during the Fall and Spring terms. You are required to meet with your advisor (temporary or permanent) prior to registration each semester. To keep your advisor informed of your progress through the program, please complete the registration advising form and give it to your advisor each semester.

  • Each student is encouraged to develop an overall plan detailing the semester-by-semester sequence of courses to be taken. Flexibility is necessary, however, because some change in the pattern of course offerings is likely.
  • Prerequisite courses and core psychology courses that have not been taken previously should be scheduled early in the program.
  • The statistics, research, assessment, development, and diagnosis sequences should be completed before student's last year of coursework.

Course Scheduling

Students entering the program with a bachelor's degree should plan to take 5-6 years to complete the program in addition to one years of internship.


Kristie Stramaski

Senior Academic Advisor II
704 Harrington Tower
(979) 845-1833

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Dr. Daniel Brossart

Associate Professor, Capt. Medical Service Corps/U.S. Army Reserve
707 Harrington Tower
(979) 862-4657

Dr. Linda Castillo

Professor and APA Fellow
712 Harrington Tower
(979) 845-0891

Dr. Timothy Elliot

Professor and APA Fellow
713A Harrington Tower
(979) 862-3095

Dr. Lizzette Ojeda

Assistant Professor
710 Harrington Tower
(979) 845-8608

Dr. Charles Ridley

Professor and APA Fellow
606 Harrington Tower
(979) 862-6584