The mission of the Department of Counseling and School Psychology is to prepare clinical mental health counselors, school counselors, school psychologists, and Counselor Educators and Supervisors who contribute significantly to the life-long development and well-being of children, youth, adults, and families in a multicultural society. We incorporate nationally accredited/approved curriculum standards, best practices, a social justice advocacy framework and active clinical and field practice into our programs. We are committed to providing high quality, accessible and inclusive programs to support socially and culturally diverse candidates that reflect the communities in which they will serve.
The Department of Counseling and School Psychology (CSP) includes three fully accredited/approved and nationally recognized master's degree programs: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and School Psychology. The CSP department also houses a Doctoral Program in Counselor Education and Supervision, soon to be seeking national accreditation. Also, the department offers a variety of certificate programs in the following areas: Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling, and School Psychology.
Our outstanding faculty of professionals, practitioners, and scholars are dedicated to making your learning experiences here at Southern unique and fulfilling. Our graduates are sought after by schools, agencies, college and student affairs and are known for their diligence and excellence in their professional practice.
The Counseling and School Psychology Department embraces the position that promoting and supporting diversity among the student body is central to the academic mission of the University. Southern Connecticut State University values an educational and work environment in which individuals and cultures are celebrated and respected for the unique talents, insights, and perspectives that they contribute. A diverse mix of students promotes respect for, and opportunities to learn from, others with the broad range of backgrounds and experiences that constitute modern society. The Counseling and School Psychology Department is therefore committed to providing equal access to educational opportunities through recruitment, admission, and support programs that promote diversity and foster successful academic experiences.