Counseling Psychology

Welcome! Do you wish to become a scholar and a practitioner who works with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations? Consider the APA accredited Counseling Psychology (CoPsych) program.

Our program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1959 and is one of the oldest accredited counseling psychology programs in the country. It has a long history of producing outstanding graduates who practice in academic and applied fields all around the country and the world.

Our program includes a Masters degree training that can help students to either become eligible to be licensed as a mental health practitioner or to continue with a doctoral training. The Masters program contains two tracks: community and school counseling.

Our doctoral program is an APA approved program in Counseling Psychology that follows a scientist-practitioner training model and focuses on students’ learning through coursework, practica, doctoral research seminars, supervision, and collaboration with other students and faculty.

Through the Counseling and School Psychology Clinic, students will have the opportunity to conduct psychological and educational evaluations of children and youth to address referral questions from parents/caregivers and or schools. The Counseling Psychology program has many unique foci and is able to offer training in a wide range of clinical and research area.

The Co Psych faculty and students are specifically involved in the following areas:

  • career development
  • counseling process
  • couple and family therapy
  • gender and multicultural issues
  • interpersonal relationship violence
  • positive psychology
  • sexual assault
  • social justice

Complementing our faculty are our superior students. Drawn from across the country and the state of Nebraska, students work closely with each other and with faculty in an atmosphere that is highly collaborative and collegial. School psychology students have access to practica opportunities in local schools, community outpatient clinics, university clinics, and area hospitals. Students graduate from the rigorous and challenging UNL School Psychology Program with the professional skills they need to provide their clients and students with the highest quality of psychological services, and with well-honed skills in research and scholarship. Both locally and nationally, our graduates are very successful in obtaining positions as school psychologists in schools, psychologists in private practices and medical settings, and faculty in university programs. Check out our Student Affiliates of School Psychology to learn more about what our current students have to say about the program and life in Lincoln, Nebraska!

*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

Student Admissions, Outcomes, and Other Data


Applications for the Counseling Psychology program are considered once a year:

  • December 5th (for starting the following Fall)
Program Director

Dr. Michael Scheel
Educational Psychology
(402) 472-0573

Counseling Psychology Faculty

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Meghan Davidson Associate Professor

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Neeta Kantamneni Associate Professor

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Michael Scheel Professor

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Elliot Tebbe Assistant Professor

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Juan Franco Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Professor; not currently taking advisees