UCSB is among the four campuses in the University of California system that is both classified as a Class I Research University by the Carnegie Foundation, and is a member, by invitation, of the prestigious Association of American Universities. UCSB has been identified as the second most productive public research university in the U.S. (The Rise of American Research Universities by Graham and Diamond, 1996). As a scientific-professional program, the CCSP Program complies with the research mission of the University of California, Santa Barbara.
The Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) is a degree-granting program within the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education (GGSE). CCSP is fully accredited* by the Committee on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association as a combined psychology program. The UCSB program first received accreditation as a Counseling Psychology program in 1987. In 1990, the program also received a three-year provisional accreditation for a combined program in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology. Since 1991, students who have successfully completed the CCSP Program have been awarded a degree in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, with one of the three Program substantive areas (counseling, clinical, or school psychology) designated as an emphasis on their transcripts. In 1994 the CCSP Program received full accreditation for five years, and in both 1998 and 2007 it received a full seven-year accreditation.
CCSP Program Philosophy
The CCSP Department adheres to a scientist-practitioner training model; therefore, heavy emphasis is placed on developing academic, research, and practitioner knowledge and skills.
* Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org