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 Dec. 1

Program Faculty

Cook-Cottone, Catherine

Catherine 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; Meditation, Mental Health and Wellness; Mental Health

Faith, Myles

Myles 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; Design Experiments; Early Childhood Education; Family; Measurements; Mental Health; Quantitative Research Methods; Research Design; Research Methods; School Counseling; Social and Emotional Development

Fredrick, Stephanie

Stephanie Fredrick

Assistant 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

Guyker, Wendy

Wendy 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

Heidelburg, Kamonta

Kamonta Heidelburg

Assistant Professor
Counseling, School And Educational Psychology

409 Baldy Hall North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260

Phone: (716) 645-2484

Email: kamontah@buffalo.edu

Research Areas: Access and Equity; Child and Adolescent Development; Diversity; Equity and Poverty; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Race, Inequality, and Education; School and District Reform; Urban Education

Meier, Scott

Scott 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

Nickerson, Amanda

Amanda 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

Reynolds, Amy

Amy 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; Diversity; Gender, Culture, and Equity; Higher Education; Mental Health; Race, Inequality, and Education

Sodano, Sandro

Sandro 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

Vujnovic, Rebecca

Rebecca 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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Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions About the Admission Process?

Graduate School of Education
366 Baldy Hall, North Campus
716-645-2110
gseinfo@buffalo.edu

University Computing Standards

You are required to have daily access to a reliable broadband connection and a computer that meets university computing standards. You are also expected to have basic computer competency before beginning your coursework.