The doctoral program in Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology is accredited* by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association as a combined psychology program. The Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology (CCSP) adheres to a scientist-practitioner training model; therefore, heavy emphasis is placed on developing academic, research, and practitioner knowledge and skills.

The organizing themes that integrate the identity of the department are (a) the values of human diversity and individual differences (b) health and development across the lifespan, and (c) ecological (e.g., family, school, societal) influences on human behavior.

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Due to COVID-19, the CCSP Office is working remotely

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Hosford Counseling and Psychological Services Clinic

Residents of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, as well as UCSB faculty and staff, may receive mental health services at the Hosford Clinic. All services are offered on a sliding scale basis (insurances are not accepted). Clinicians work with children, adolescents, and adults in individual, family, and group therapy settings.


Koegel Autism Center

The Koegel Autism Center is internationally recognized for its innovative autism research and clinical training. The center focuses on the development and implementation of strength-based, motivational interventions and supports for individuals and families affected by autism spectrum disorders.

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International Center for School-Based Youth Development (iCSBYD)

The International Center for School-Based Youth Development is a community of researchers devoted to developing a better understanding of the role of school engagement as a protective force in children's lives and that promotes academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being. The Center’s mission is to engage in research that informs educators how to enhance school engagement and thereby promote all students’ social and academic competence. Scholars promote the Center's mission through grant preparation, project evaluation, community networking, conference presentations, and manuscript preparation.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

CCSP stands unequivocally united with the Black Lives Matter movement. The mission of our department is to train the next generation of diverse scholars in applied psychology. This work begins at home, interrupting the ways anti-Black racism shows up in our teaching, research, and the clinical services we provide to our local community. It is only through long-term commitment to this work that every Black student, staff and faculty member in CCSP can thrive. We commit to taking the following steps to commit to social justice and racism efforts:

  • The impact of racism and anti-racist scholarship, education, and clinical practices will be incorporated in courses.

  • A plan to successfully recruit and retain Black scholars, including students and faculty, will be developed.

  • Faculty, staff, and students will engage in training and critical conversations on the role of racism, white supremacy, and social justice work within academia, the GGSE, and CCSP.


To generate and disseminate knowledge, provide expertise, and prepare the next generation of diverse scholars in applied psychology. The Department of CCSP strives to be recognized for excellence and innovation in research that fosters the psychological well-being and social equity of all people, especially vulnerable populations.


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Heidi Zetzer

Heidi Zetzer to give keynote at UCSB Mental Health Conference on June 3rd

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Chongzheng Wei

Chongzheng Wei to give Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences talk on Wednesday, May 17

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J.C. Gonzalez

Commencement Profile 2023: J.C. Gonzalez

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Michael Furlong and Erin Dowdy

Michael Furlong and Erin Dowdy to present “Perspectives on student mental well-being” webinar on May 23

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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: (link sends e-mail)