The Utah State University Psychology Department’s Combined/Clinical Counseling PhD Program is accepting applications for the coming school year. Our APA-accredited program provides a combined approach to doctoral-level training across the two practice areas of clinical and counseling psychology. Students receive training across a broad spectrum of problem areas, populations, settings, and approaches for a wide range of future potential careers. Students are prepared to work as professionals in diverse settings through applied practicum sites and have excellent match rates with internship placements.
The USU Combined Clinical/Counseling Program trains doctoral level health service psychologists through the integration of science, research, and the practice of psychology. Students conduct research, offer evidence-based professional services, and consider culture and context in all professional activities. Students receive specialized training in diversity from our faculty through didactic, applied, and research opportunities. Our faculty include leading scholars in areas including cultural adaptation of therapy, identity development, sexual orientation and gender, treatment of children/adolescents, neuropsychology, ethics, acceptance and commitment therapy, parent management training, telehealth, military psychology, sexual health, trauma, dementia, anxiety disorders, and obsessive compulsive and related disorders. The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Center for Clinical Excellence is a state-of-the-art facility for students, clients, and faculty, offering a unique integration of academics and clinical services. Graduate studies take place in a safe and beautiful small metropolitan area that has many and varied outdoor activities that invite self-care.
The Combined Program's strengths are in the integration of science and practice and in its commitment to diversity. These are exemplified by the program's philosophy and curriculum. Courses in Evidence-Based Practice (PSY 6150 and PSY 6750), a three-semester course sequence in Diversity Issues in Treatment and Assessment (PSY 6290, 6291, & 6292), and clinical training that builds upon the foundation provided in the integrated practicum with children, adolescents and adults (PSY 7350) are among its core training experiences.
Students in the program are funded with tuition awards and stipends. Receive more information about applications and admission requirements, department research, and Logan. The program even offers a sample of a week-in-the-life. Applicants and students can find a complete program overview including program aims, policies, evaluation criteria and more in the current Combined Clinical/Counseling Program handbook. Start your journey to a PhD today!
Our doctoral program has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1975 (formerly as the Combined Clinical/Counseling/School program). See student admissions, outcomes, and other data for the program. Questions regarding accreditation and complete information on those guidelines and principles are available through:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-442
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Combined Clinical/Counseling Faculty and Lab Pages
The Military Social Science Lab (MSSL) is focused on contributing to the understanding of factors related to post-deployment mental health of U.S. Veterans.
Our group utilizes community- and clinic-based research to understand positive and problematic youth development.
The Culture & Mental Health Lab is engaged in independent research in an interdependent context. Project content is in parenting, cultural values, microaggressions, and evidence-based interventions.
The Tohi Lab research focuses on the physical, spiritual, and psycological health of ethnic and racial minorities.
The Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Disorders lab investigates risk factors for Alzheimer's disease and related disorders.
The USU ACT Research Group is dedicated to research, training, and clinical services based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).