Program Overview: 

The Combined Clinical & Counseling Psychology (CCP) Doctoral Program is an innovative doctoral psychology program that offers training in the areas of Clinical and Counseling Psychology leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree. The CCP program is jointly administered by the Department of Psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences as well as the Department of Professional Studies in the College of Education at the University of South Alabama. USA is located in Mobile, AL in the central gulf coast region. Mobile is a diverse metropolitan area of approximately 400,000 people. USA is a university of 15,000 students, host to Alabama's second medical school and has been the fastest growing university in the state of Alabama for  the past decade.

Program Mission: 

The Clinical and Counseling Psychology program will graduate doctorates trained to provide the most effective types of psychological care for individuals, families, and communities. These doctorates will have a set of competencies that will also enable them to work successfully with a variety of professionals to promote health and treat mental disorders. Our graduates might be employed to conduct research in community agencies, health organizations, schools, and industry (pharmaceutical, etc) as well as in traditional academic settings.

The program's training philosophy combines an asset-strength model from Counseling Psychology with a wellness/health psychology model from Clinical Psychology. Graduates will be comfortable providing care in a variety of settings including medical, traditional mental health settings, schools, and various community-based agencies. Additionally, graduates will provide Clinical and Counseling psychological services at multiple levels, including direct provision of services to clients, supervision of services, and the development, management, and evaluation of services using evidence-based interventions models.

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Recent Student Accomplishments

  • 2016 Internship Match Results Congratulations to the 2016 internship cohort. 100% of students matched with internship sites, 83% matched at APA-Accredited internship sites, and 83% matched in Phase I.  The program has a ...
    Posted May 9, 2016, 6:42 AM by James Stefurak
  • CCP Student, James McAbee accepts post doc position James McAbee, an upcoming graduate of the CCP program, recently accepted a post-doctoral fellowship position at the New Orleans VA Hospital. His fellowship will focus on behavioral medicine and ...
    Posted May 8, 2016, 4:22 PM by James Stefurak
  • CCP Student Erynne Shatto accepts Faculty Position Erynne Shatto, an upcoming 2016 graduate of the CCP program accepted a tenure-track faculty position at Regents University in Virginia Beach, VA. Erynne will receive her Ph.D. from ...
    Posted May 8, 2016, 4:17 PM by James Stefurak
  • Matthew Kridel selected for Emerging Scholars Fellowship CCP student, Mathew Kridel, was recently selected for the Emerging Scholars Fellowship. The Emerging Scholars Fellowship (Emerging Scholars) is a program of Active Minds, Inc. and is generously supported by ...
    Posted Jan 17, 2016, 11:07 AM by James Stefurak
  • CCP Student Accepts Job at AltaPointe Health Systems 2015 graduate of the CCP program, Dr. Kelley Wilson, accepted a position as a staff psychologist at the Child Outpatient Services unit of Altapointe Health Systems in Mobile, AL. Kelley ...
    Posted Sep 23, 2015, 5:50 PM by James Stefurak
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