Counseling Psychology and School Psychology, PhD

Our combined doctoral program in counseling psychology and school psychology, accredited by the American Psychological Association (750 First St., NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242, 202-336-5979), focuses on preparing psychologists who can evaluate, provide and enhance human services through scientific inquiry and practice. Our program adheres to the scientist-practitioner model of training that provides you with an opportunity to receive specialized training in either counseling psychology or school psychology. The major difference between the two concentrations is counseling psychology's emphasis on older adolescent and adult populations as compared to school psychology's focus on child and adolescent client populations.

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Why Counseling Psychology and School Psychology at UB?

The features of our program include:

  • foundation in psychological science that addresses etiology, prevention and intervention with contemporary problems
  • integration of science and practice through instruction in research methods, counseling/interventions and supervised practicum experiences
  • quality advisement for ongoing research efforts and clinical training

Program Overview

Academic credential granted Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Credits required for completion 96
Time to completion 5 to 5+ years
Course delivery On campus
Careers

Licensed psychologist in:

  • hospitals
  • mental health centers
  • school systems
  • university counseling centers
Doctoral practicum contact hours 1000
Application deadline Fall: Dec. 1

Five Year Program: Counseling Psychology (CP)

First Year
Fall

CEP 509 Education and Psychology Measurement
CEP 522 Statistical Methods I*
CEP 581 Research Methods I
CEP 610 Perspectives in Counseling Psychology
CEP 618CP Principles of Counseling Practice
CEP 653 Foundations of Counseling Theories
Spring

CEP 523 Statistical Methods II
CEP 582 Research Methods II
CEP 597 Counseling Practicum
CEP 634 Multicultural Counseling
CEP 658 Intro to Group Counseling
Second Year

Fall

CEP 525 Multivariate Analyses or
CEP 529 Regression Analyses**
CEP 590B Adult Cognitive Assessment
CEP 601A Advanced Practicum
CEP 695 Psychopathology and Evidence-based Interventions
CEP 700 Research Project

Spring

CEP 528 HLM**
CEP 541 Human Development
CEP 601A Advanced Practicum
CEP 690 Personality Assessment
CEP 700 Research Project
Third Year

Fall

CEP 601B Advanced Practicum
CEP 630 Adv Theories in Psychotherapy#
CEP 674 Functional Neuroscience#
CEP 700 Research Project

Spring

CEP 564 Cognitive Psychology
CEP 601B Advanced Practicum
CEP 617 Advanced Group Counseling
CEP 702 Dissertation
Fourth Year

Fall

CEP 601C Advanced Practicum
CEP 606 History and Systems#
CEP 686 Vocational Psychology#***
CEP 702 Dissertation

Spring

CEP 547 Social Psychology#
CEP 601C Advanced Practicum
CEP 665 Supervision and Consultation
CEP 702 Dissertation

Fifth Year

Fall

CEP 602 Internship in Counseling Psychology

Spring

CEP 602 Internship in Counseling Psychology

* May be waived with prior approval
** Possible options for required Advanced Statistics Courses though other options are available
*** Prerequisite Career Counseling Course may be required and should be taken earlier
Rotating courses offered every other year

Five Year Program: School Psychology (SP)

First Year

Fall

CEP 522 Statistical Methods I*
CEP 581 Research Methods I
CEP 590A Psychology Measurement and Intellectual Assessment
CEP 593A Practicum in School Psychology
CEP 640 Perspectives in School Psychology
CEP 653 Foundations of Counseling Theories

Spring

CEP 523 Statistical Methods II
CEP 582 Research Methods II
CEP 592 Psych Assessment Child and Adolescents
CEP 593A Practicum in School Psychology
CEP 644 Counseling with Child and Adolescents

Second Year

Fall

CEP 525 Multivariate Analyses**
    or CEP 529 Regression Analyses**
CEP 593B Practicum in School Psychology
CEP 650 Behavior Therapy with Child and Adolescents
CEP 656 Collaboration for School Safety
CEP 700 Research Project

Spring

CEP 528 HLM**
CEP 551 School-wide Practices Diverse Learners
CEP 593B Practicum in School Psychology
CEP 664 Process of Consultation
CEP 694 Interventions to Develop Academic Skills
CEP 700 Research Project

Third Year

Fall

CEP 601B Advanced Practicum
CEP 674 Functional Neuroscience#
CEP 695 Psychopathology and Evidence-Based Interventions
CEP 700 Research Project

Spring

CEP 541 Human Development
CEP 601B Advanced Practicum
CEP 634 Multicultural Counseling
CEP 690 Personality Assessment
CEP 702 Dissertation

Fourth Year

Fall

CEP 601C Advanced Practicum
CEP 606 History and Systems#
CEP 702 Dissertation

Spring

CEP 547 Social Psychology#
CEP 564 Cognitive Psychology
CEP 601C Advanced Practicum
CEP 665 Supervision and Consultation (1 credit)
CEP 702 Dissertation

Fifth Year

Fall

CEP 699 Internship in School Psychology

Spring

CEP 699 Internship in School Psychology

* May be waived with prior approval
** Possible options for required Advanced Statistics Courses, though other options are available
Rotating courses offered every other year

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Program Faculty

Catherine P. Cook-Cottone

Catherine P. Cook-Cottone

Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

409 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-1128

Email: cpcook@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Addictions; Community Wellness; Eating Disorders; Embodiment; Measurements; Meditation, Mental Health and Wellness; Mental Health; Mindfulness; Positive Psychology; Self-regulation; Wellness; Yoga

Myles S. Faith

Myles S. Faith

Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

420 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-1124

Email: mfaith@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Bullying; Child and Adolescent Development; Design and Analysis of Longitudinal Research; Eating Disorders; Family; Measurements; Mental Health; Quantitative Research Methods; Research Design; Research Methods; School Counseling; Social and Emotional Development; Wellness

Stephanie S. Fredrick

Stephanie S. Fredrick

Associate Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

409 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-1141

Email: ssfredri@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Bullying; Child and Adolescent Development; Mental Health; Social and Emotional Development

Wendy M. Guyker

Wendy M. Guyker

Clinical Associate Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

409 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-1105

Email: wmguyker@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Meditation, Mental Health and Wellness; Self-regulation; Wellness; Yoga

Scott T. Meier

Scott T. Meier

Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

417 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-1121

Email: stmeier@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Assessment; Clinical and Career Counseling; Measurements; Mental Health; Psychometrics; Research Methods

Amanda B. Nickerson

Amanda B. Nickerson

Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

428 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-3448

Email: nickersa@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Bullying; Mental Health; School Environment; Social and Emotional Development

Amy L. Reynolds

Amy L. Reynolds

Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

409 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-1112

Email: alr24@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Clinical and Career Counseling; Cultural Competence; Cultural Competence and Humility; Diversity; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Higher Education; LGBT+ Studies; Mental Health; Multicultural Competence; Queer and Trans People and Perspectives; Race, Inequality, and Education; Racism and AntiBlackness; Social Justice; Training and Supervision

Tangela Roberts

Tangela Roberts

Assistant Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-2484

Email: tangelar@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Assessment; Clinical and Career Counseling; Clinical Supervision; Community Wellness; Cultural Competence; Cultural Competence and Humility; Diversity; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Gender Studies; LGBT+ Studies; Mental Health; Multicultural Competence; Program Evaluation; Qualitative Research Methods; Quantitative Research Methods; Queer and Trans People and Perspectives; Race, Inequality, and Education; Racism and AntiBlackness; Research Design; Research Methods; Social and Emotional Development; Social Justice; Training and Supervision; Wellness

Sandro M. Sodano

Sandro M. Sodano

Associate Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

427 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-1131

Email: smsodano@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Assessment; Child and Adolescent Development; Clinical and Career Counseling; Measurements; Mental Health; Program Evaluation; Psychometrics; Quantitative Research Methods

Rebecca K. Vujnovic

Rebecca K. Vujnovic

Clinical Associate Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

421 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: 716-645-1125

Email: vujnovic@buffalo.edu


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Graduate School of Education
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716-645-2110
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