The program's training philosophy combines an asset-strength model from Counseling Psychology with a wellness/health psychology model from Clinical Psychology. Graduates will be comfortable providing care in a variety of settings including medical, traditional mental health settings, schools, and various community-based agencies. Additionally, graduates will provide Clinical and Counseling psychological services at multiple levels, including direct provision of services to clients, supervision of services, and the development, management, and evaluation of services using evidence-based interventions models.
Program Overview and Mission
The Combined Clinical & Counseling Psychology (CCP) Doctoral Program is an innovative doctoral psychology program that offers training in the areas of Clinical and Counseling Psychology leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree. The CCP program is jointly administered by the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences as well as the Department of Counseling & Instructional Sciences in the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of South Alabama. USA is located in Mobile, AL in the central gulf coast region. Mobile is a diverse metropolitan area of approximately 400,000 people. USA is a university of 15,000 students, host to Alabama's second medical school and has been the fastest growing university in the state of Alabama for the past decade.
The Clinical and Counseling Psychology program will graduate doctorates trained to provide the most effective types of psychological care for individuals, families, and communities. These doctorates will have a set of competencies that will also enable them to work successfully with a variety of professionals to promote health and treat mental disorders. Our graduates might be employed to conduct research in community agencies, health organizations, schools, and industry (pharmaceutical, etc) as well as in traditional academic settings.