Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) Degree in Counseling Psychology
Through the lens of social justice and feminism, the Counseling Psychology Program seeks to train future psychologists to promote psychological wellness in individuals, couples, families, groups, and larger social systems.
As one of only three APA-accredited counseling psychology doctoral programs with a social justice focus, the Carlow PsyD Program is dedicated to:
Training psychologists who are able to identify sociopolitical structures that perpetuate injustice related to individual and group differences.
Training practitioners who are sensitive to the needs of underserved populations and who possess knowledge and skills relevant to human diversity.
The PsyD Program requires approximately four years of full-time academic study beyond the master’s degree - three of these years are dedicated to coursework including advanced practica and progress in the preliminary stages of the practice-oriented dissertation. The final year is reserved for defense of the dissertation and for the completion of a year long, full-time internship.
"Carlow University’s Doctoral Program in Counseling Psychology trains students to recognize injustices, to understand them, and most importantly they teach us how we can act upon oppressive social structures to directly confront inequalities. This social justice and feminism focus is one of the reasons I chose to apply to Carlow. Another reason I chose the Carlow PsyD program is because of the nationally recognized practicum sites in the Pittsburgh area. These clinical sites provide students with exceptional training and supervision with some of the leading clinicians in the field. In addition, the professors in the program all come from unique backgrounds and are highly invested in each and every student succeeding and achieving their fullest potential." Read more about Rachel >>
For questions regarding the application/admission process, contact:
Or contact APA at: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
P: 202 336-5979
F: 202 336-5978
Carlow University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. (267-284-5000)
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the
US. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.