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.