Counseling Psychology, Social Psychology, and Counseling

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to make a significant contribution to the fields of psychology and counseling through research, practice, service, and/or teaching, grounded in social justice and diversity paradigms tied to developmental, systems, holistic, and strength-based theories and strategies

Our Philosophy of Training

We train students to become highly competent scientist-professionals in counseling, counseling psychology and/or social psychology to conceptualize and assist persons in the context of their relationships, educational and organizational settings, communities, environments, and the larger world. Students are taught to address and advocate for the psychological, social, spiritual, vocational, educational and physical well-being of individuals, families, groups, and organizations.

Our training philosophy is based on the principles and strategies reflected in our respective professional accrediting bodies (e.g., American Psychological Association). We have a particular focus on educational equity, equality for all groups, health and wellness, peace and human security, environmental preservation and enhancement, and sustainability. These principles and strategies are connected, in part, to the concepts reflected in UNESCO’s Education for Sustainability Guidelines and positive psychology.

Our Students and Alumni

We graduate highly skilled professionals in counseling, counseling psychology, and social psychology, all dedicated to helping people improve their quality of life.

Our students develop strong and inspirational relationships with faculty, experience valuable hands-on learning opportunities, and undergo meticulous preparation for the real world.

Our alumni have excelled in human-service agencies, schools, and academic settings across Indiana and the rest of the country.

Our Programs

We offer advanced degrees in counseling, counseling psychology, and social psychology, and an undergraduate minor in counseling.

Counselors and counseling psychologists are committed to improving the well-being of people throughout their life, regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, or cultural background. They often help people with issues in specific areas of their lives.

Social Psychology focuses on understanding how people interact with one another, building knowledge that’s useful across many disciplines, from education to human resources to criminal investigations.


The PhD program in Counseling Psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Our last accreditation review was completed in 2021 and our status is current through 2031. 

For information regarding accreditation status, contact:

American Psychological Association Commission on Accreditation
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First St NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
P: 202.336.5979

Our Faculty

Our Faculty

Our faculty members excel in the classroom, but they are also dedicated to advancing the field of counseling psychology through research and service activities including serving as co-editor of the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology.

Read Their Bios