April 11, 2006
For immediate release
The Gevirtz Graduate School of Education Announces the Elevation of the Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology Program to Department Status
UC Santa Barbara announces that the Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology Program will now be recognized as a full-fledged department to be administered by the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education. Michael Furlong was named Acting Chair of the new department, which has 14 core faculty.
Jane Close Conoley, Dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, says, “The move to departmental status for Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology comes after several years of careful planning and with strong support throughout the Gevirtz School. This new status communicates the important role this talented group of faculty play within the Gevirtz School and the recognition they have received nationally for their scholarship.”
The Counseling, Clinical, School Psychology Department (CCSP) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association as a combined doctoral psychology program. It adheres to a scientist-practitioner training model; therefore, heavy emphasis is placed on developing academic, research, and practitioner knowledge and skills of students. The Department provides students with multidisciplinary training that leads to Ph.D., M.A. and M.Ed. degrees and an Applied Psychology Minor for undergraduates.
The new department had been in the Department of Education in the Gevirtz Graduate School since 1970. It has been accredited by the American Psychology Association to provide combined-integrated training in the specialty areas of counseling, clinical, and school psychology since 1990. Acting Chair Furlong says, “The CCSP faculty is looking forward to building on its long tradition of distinguished scholarship, to enhance interdisciplinary partnerships with other UCSB units, and to continue its service and research cooperative efforts with schools and other mental health agencies.”