Counseling and Educational Psychology

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology

Degree Requirements (98-104 cr.)

Major Requirements (50 cr.)
  • G522 Counseling Theories (3 cr.)
  • G523 Laboratory in Counseling and Guidance (3 cr.)
  • G532 Introduction to Group Counseling (3 cr.)
  • G552 Career Counseling: Theory/Practice (3 cr.)
  • G575 Multicultural Counseling (3 cr.)
  • G600 Pro-Seminar in Counseling Psychology (3 cr.)
  • G615 Psychopathology and Advanced Diagnosis (3 cr.)
  • G622 Advanced Theories of Counseling (3 cr.)
  • G624 Advance Practicum in Counseling Psychology (3 cr.)
  • G625 Advanced Practicum: Individual Supervision (8 cr.)(2 credits of G625 are to be taken for each of the first 2 semesters of the doctoral practicum, 1 credit of G625 is to be taken in each subsequent semester of supervised practicum)
  • G650 Social Justice Consultation, Advocacy, and Leadership (3 cr.)
  • G685 Seminar in Counseling Research Methods (Inquiry Linkage) (3 cr.)
  • G763 Advanced Practicum in Counseling Supervision (3 cr.)
  • P655 Cognitive Assessment and Intervention (4 cr.) or G650 Topical Seminar in Counseling Psychology (3 cr.) If using G650 confirm with advisor relevant section required
  • P691 Personality Assessment and Intervention (3 cr.)
Inquiry Requirements (12 cr.)
  • Y502 Intermediate Statistics Applied to Education (3 cr.)
    (Must be taken concurrently with Y500)
  • Y527 Educational Assessment and Psychological Measurement (3 cr.)
  • Y604 Multivariate Analysis in Educational Research (3 cr.)
    (Must be taken concurrently with Y500)
  • A Y course on qualitative research (e.g., Y611) (3 cr.)
Minor Requirements (12 cr.)

The minor must have integrity in its own right and must complement the major. The minor field must demonstrate wholeness within itself and contribute to the student's overall doctoral program. Minors are normally formulated within a single program area. However, an interdisciplinary minor is also possible. If courses in the minor are from more than one program area, a written description of the minor's underlying theme must be provided along with a rationale for each course's contribution to that theme. This written description is typically limited to two pages and submitted to the student’s Program of Studies Committee. Courses listed in the Major Requirements cannot be used in the minor. However, other major area courses (i.e., G courses) within Counseling Psychology program may be used in the minor, with the approval of the Program Director. A few minors that have been selected by doctoral students in recent years include educational inquiry, human development, sport psychology, public health, organizational behavior, gender studies, and various interdisciplinary studies. 

Program-Required Elective Requirement (3 cr.)

Students are required to take any one of the following courses: 

  • Any research-based Y course
  • Any other research-based course approved by the student’s advisory committee (excluding G685)
  • G567 Marriage and Family Counseling (3 cr.)
  • G632 Advanced Group Leadership (3 cr.)
  • G510 Introduction Alcohol and Drug Counseling (3 cr.)
  • G609 Interventions in Performance Psychology (3 cr.)
  • G580 Topical Seminar in Counseling and Guidance (3 cr.)
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Children and Adolescents
  • Any other clinically oriented course approved by the student’s advisory committee
Additional Psychological Foundations Requirements (6-12 cr.)

Courses in this area satisfy additional accreditation requirements of the American Psychological Association. Depending on minor selection, up to 6 of these credit hours may be counted towards the minor requirement with approval of advisory and department chair.

Biological Aspects of Behavior
  • P624 Brain Research Applied to Educational and Clinical Practice (3 cr.) OR
  • Psy667 Neuropsychopharmacology (3 cr.)
Affective and Cognitive Aspects of Behavior
  • P650 Affective and Cognition Bases of Behavior (3 cr.)
Social Aspects of Behavior
  • G656 Social Bases of Behavior (3 cr.)
Human Development
  • P514 Lifespan Development (3 cr.)
 Dissertation Requirements (15 cr.)
  • G795 Dissertation Proposal Preparation (3 cr.)
  • G799 Doctoral Thesis in Counseling Psychology (12 cr.)
Internship Requirement (3 cr.)

Students must enroll in three credit hours of G699: Internship in Counseling Psychology. Students may take all three credits during the summer in which the internship commences or 1 credit per term over the course of their internship year.  An end-of-year evaluation from the internship training director indicating successful completion of the internship must be submitted to the IU Counseling Psychology Program Director to receive a grade for G699.

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