The Department of Psychology & Counseling faculty are a diverse group with backgrounds including experimental and professional psychology, counseling, and rehabilitation. Our faculty are active in research and grant-writing, dedicated to teaching, and involved in professional organizations.
Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program
The CACREP-accredited Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program is a 60-hour program of study. Our program prepares students for careers as professional counselors who meet the highest standards for delivering counseling services in a wide variety of community and agency settings. Clinical Mental health counselors work with individuals, families, and groups to address and treat mental, developmental, and emotional disorders and to promote optimum mental health.
School Psychology Program
The NASP Accredited School Psychology Program is a 67-72 hour program of study. Our program prepares students for careers as professional school psychology specialists/school psychologists who meet the highest standards for delivering school psychology services in PreK-12 school settings. School psychologists work with students, parents, and other professional educators and service providers to meet the educational and mental health needs of students.
Resources for academic success
Psychology & Counseling Department offices, classrooms, and support facilities are conveniently located in the Education Building on the east side of campus. Faculty teach in "smart" classrooms that are capable of delivering multimedia instruction. We have a computer lab that supports both our courses and individual student projects. We also have an experimental psychology lab with support facilities.
The department has a clinic that is located on the first floor of the Education Building. The clinic has a group counseling room, six individual client rooms, and a play therapy room. All the counseling rooms include access to quality recording in order to conduct research, provide services, and training for counseling students. In addition to the counseling rooms there are multiple research labs for the psychology department to conduct their studies to produce innovative research in a multitude of areas.
The department maintains several faculty led laboratories for basic human and animal research, including the Animal Learning Lab, the Forensic and Applied Cognition in Society Lab, the Memory, Attention, and Perception Lab, and the Social Attitudes and Political Psychology Lab. The facilities were designed to meet the growing need, and demand, for hands-on laboratory and research experiences for students. The designated facilities are equipped with the latest technology and are used in the investigation of a wide variety of research topics as well as in the supervision of students conducting independent research projects and honors theses.