Program Mission Statement: Innovation is our Tradition
Our training model is a scientist-practitioner-leader model. Scientific psychology is the basis of our training in preparing scientists, leaders and professionals for functioning effectively within the community and the profession of counseling psychology. Our faculty and graduate students are characterized by excellence, innovation and forward thinking. The Counseling Psychology Program at VCU strives to be the leader among counseling psychology programs in the areas of community and counseling health psychology. In line with our motto, “Innovation is our tradition,” the program seeks to advance the field of counseling psychology through interdisciplinary approaches to science and service provision while upholding the core traditions of counseling psychology.
Our program emphasizes three strengths in particular:
- health psychology.
- community-based interventions and development of life skills.
- multicultural training and research.
Our program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1984. Our last APA site visit was in the fall of 2011. Our next APA site visit is scheduled for 2018.
Our program upholds the Counseling Psychology Model Training Values Statement Addressing Diversity put forth by the Council of Counseling Psychology Programs (CCPTP).
Commission on Accreditation
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
|In 2006-2007 the Chronicle of Higher Education reported a one-time survey of faculty productivity that ranked the counseling program third in the nation on the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index. Rankings were based upon journal publications, book publications, citations of journal articles, federal research awards, and honors and awards.|
Director of Clinical Training
Dr. Marilyn Stern
Counseling Psychology program assistant
Phone: (804) 828-2975
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (email is the preferred method of contact)
Virginia Commonwealth University
Department of Psychology
Counseling Psychology Program
806 West Franklin Street
PO Box 842018
Richmond, Virginia 23284-2018