About the program
The doctoral program (PhD) in counseling psychology has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1972 and is currently accredited through 2030. If you wish to become better educated about APA’s standards for accreditation, we strongly encourage you to visit APA’s Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation. The doctoral program in counseling psychology closely adheres to the scientist-practitioner training model in preparing graduates for employment in academic and/or service-delivery settings. Although faculty interests are diverse, there is a common emphasis on empirical data as the basis for professional practice. The program faculty has endorsed the APA’s Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists, Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Girls and Women, Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People, and the Guidelines for Psychological Practice with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients.
Ayşe Çiftçi, Faculty Head
Cheryl Warner, Training Director
Graduates of our American Psychological Association-accredited doctoral program in counseling psychology meet the licensure requirements of most states. Because requirements vary by state, we recommend that students consult the licensing requirements for the state in which they intend to reside. Contact information for licensing boards by state is available at the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards and ASU’s Professional Licensure website.
For information on the Counseling Psychology program, please review the program handbook.
Please email us for questions not addressed in the handbook, or contact individual faculty members. Due to the large number of applicants, please be patient with faculty inquiries. Faculty members do welcome your questions and will respond as time permits.
Learn more on the Counseling Psychology (PhD) degree page