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Ph.D. Program - Counseling Psychology

Top Reasons to Apply to the UT Counseling Psychology Program

  1. In-depth understanding of Social Justice (SJ). We were the first program to operate from a Scientist-Practitioner-ADVOCATE model, which is a unique and wonderful component of our program!
  2. Strong sense of community within the program
  3. Faculty commitment to SJ at various levels (including community activism and scholarship)
  4. Beautiful area with many greenway trails to run, bike, hike, and close to Smoky Mountains
  5. Students develop and implement a social justice project in the community, which is another unique component to our training model.
  6. A lot of LGBT support among faculty and students
  7. Good teaching training and opportunities to customize and teach a variety of courses
  8. Wide range of practicum opportunities (e.g., counseling centers, drug & alcohol rehabilitation, community mental health, domestic violence center)
  9. Opportunity for collaboration across labs to other areas of psychology since we are housed in a Psychology Department and have associations with our Clinical Psychology and Experimental (Developmental /Social /Biological) Psychology programs
  10. Strong student/faculty communication, including students advocating for themselves during a Student Caucus each semester and Student Representatives who sit in on faculty meetings
  11. Opportunity to have a big impact on the community, outside of the social justice project
  12. Low cost of living in an active city with a host of opportunities for art, entertainment, and high quality restaurants
  13. Centrally located to many major cities (e.g., Nashville, Atlanta, Asheville)
  14. Travel funding is offered for presenting at conferences

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