COUNSELING & SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY DR. STEVEN PFEIFFER
Director of Clinical Training 850.644.8796
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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
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COMBINED DOCTORAL DEGREE IN COUNSELING & SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
PROGRAM OVERVIEW The combined doctoral program in counseling psychology and school psychology is designed to enable students to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for practice in a variety of applied and academic settings, as well as contributing to the advancement of the profession through research and scholarships. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association* (APA). Graduates of the combined doctoral program are eligible to become licensed psychologists in the state of Florida and nationwide. Students within our program share a common core of experience in research and practice, select a concentration in counseling psychology or school psychology and have the option of dual concentration by completing additional courses, practica and internship hours.
COMBINED DOCTORAL DEGREE IN PSYCHOLOGY STATE LICENSURE The program was designed to meet State of Florida regulations for licensure, however, many graduates practice as psychologists in other states. Please check state specific licensure requirements if you are interested in practicing outside of Florida.
JOB PROSPECTS According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for psychologists is expected to grow 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, which translates to 37,700 new jobs in the field. The majority of our graduates work in clinical or school settings, although quite a few have taken academic positions. In a recent alumni survey, we found that graduates of the combined program held employment in the following settings: • medical centers • VA hospitals • child psychiatric facilities • private hospitals • university counseling centers • academic teaching positions • military
Our College also offers over $300,000 in scholarships — more than any other college of education in the state of Florida. To see what scholarships await you, visit coe.fsu.edu/FreeMoney
• school districts/ systems • government agencies • consulting • campus multidisciplinary centers • private practices • prisons
*Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa. org / Web: http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation.
STUDENT TESTIMONIALS JULIA KRONHOLZ Doctoral Student
“I chose FSU to pursue my graduate degree because of the unique and extensive learning opportunities available through my program. Additionally, the outstanding faculty in the EPLS department define what it means to be a mentor: engaging, challenging, and compassionate.”
MARY-CATHERINE MCCLAIN Doctoral Student
“I chose the Ph.D. program because of its focus on providing students with broad training experiences with diverse populations. Likewise, the curriculum included a nice balance between counseling and assessment exposure. In addition to receiving training in counseling and school psychology, this program provided teaching, research, and supervision opportunities. I was also attracted to the individualized nature of this program, as students could select which practicum experiences fit best with personal and career goals (e.g., university counseling center, working with students with disabilities and career concerns). The faculty and staff seemed invested in my well-being and provided excellent support and encouragement, and the other graduate students seemed very collaborative and cohesive as an entire group. ”