Counseling Psychology

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

As one of the oldest accredited counseling psychology programs in the country, we have been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1959. We have a long history of producing outstanding graduates who practice in academic and applied fields all around the country and the world.

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

Our doctoral degree 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.

Degrees Offered

CoPsych Handbook Training Values Specialization Highlights Clinical Field Placement Goals & Objectives Masters Comprehensive Exam

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 specialization in Counseling Psychology 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

Questions related to Counseling Psychology's accreditation 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 
apaaccred@apa.org
www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

STUDENT ADMISSIONS, OUTCOMES, AND OTHER DATA

Deadlines

Applications for the Counseling Psychology are considered once a year:

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

Dr. Michael Scheel
Educational Psychology
38 TEAC
mscheel2@unl.edu
(402) 472-0573

Counseling Psychology Faculty

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Meghan Davidson Associate Professor

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Juan Franco Professor & Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs

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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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