PhD in Consulting Psychology
With a PhD in Consulting Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology,
you will be trained to make a positive difference in the lives of leaders and employees
while also working on the cultures, processes, values and competitiveness of organizations
In this program, you’ll learn how to help an individual leader, manager, or employee achieve their individual or organizational goals. You will also focus on working with an entire team or an entire organization. Students and graduates from our program work as psychologists in a variety of settings including consulting firms, private consulting practice, the human resources or organizational effectiveness units of many different kinds of corporations, and government and not-for-profit organizations. Our graduates are found in important positions in corporations, consulting firms and corporations Their career opportunities are particularly good because they are well-trained psychologists who can apply their skills to a variety of consulting roles.
Graduates of this program are not only involved in applying psychology to work-place projects--like employee selection, surveys, organizational development, team building, and organizational change--but they are also well-trained to provide one-on-one coaching, counseling, personality assessment and conflict resolution. In addition, our graduates complete the specialized training and internships that will permit them to seek licensure as a psychologist in most licensing jurisdictions. The curriculum is designed to permit psychology licensure eligibility, and it is expected that graduates of the program will be licensable as psychologists in relevant jurisdictions when they complete their programs, post-graduate supervised experience and other licensing requirements.
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The PhD in Consulting Psychology program meets the Guidelines for Defining Doctoral
Degree in Psychology of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards/National
Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. The requirements of the Consulting
Psychology PhD program are designed to meet psychology licensure requirements in the
State of California. However, in each jurisdiction there may be additional requirements
that must be satisfied (and some may not license psychologists in this particular
specialty). For exact information of the psychology licensing laws in the jurisdiction
of interest, you should contact the state, provincial or country licensing board in
the location(s) in which you plan to apply.
Once licensed, graduates are eligible to apply for credentialing as a Health Service Provider in Psychology. However, there are additional requirements that must be satisfied prior to being listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology©. For further information, consult the National Register’s web site: www.nationalregister.org.