Our APA-accredited Counseling Psychology Program provides a broad foundation in the science of psychology and takes an empirical-research viewpoint toward counseling psychology. We have a particular emphasis on social psychological approaches to issues of relevance to counseling (e.g., stressful life events, interpersonal relationships), on multicultural issues related to mental health and counseling, and on vocational psychology and work adjustment.
The Counseling Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota recognizes and seeks to understand fully the changing demographics in society, the increasing globalization of the world in which we live, and the need for both relevant research and mental health services to address these societal and global shifts. We respect and understand the value of cultural and individual diversity in society including, but not limited to, diversity related to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and social economic status. As a graduate training program, we are committed to promoting equity and diversity in the recruitment, retention, education, and professional development of Counseling Psychology faculty and students with the hope that faculty, students, and future graduates will work toward addressing the multicultural concerns of people around the world.
We affirm the mission, policies and practices articulated by the University of Minnesota Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and the Office of the Vice President and Vice Provost for Equity and Diversity and adhere to the American Psychological Association Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct and the Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists.
Jo-Ida C. Hansen
N556 Elliott Hall