The Department of Counseling and Psychological Services is an urban-based, multidisciplinary department. Our mission is to engage local and international partners and allies in order to achieve two priorities:
- Conduct research, promote scholarship, and advocate for effective social policy, prevention, intervention, and treatment processes and outcomes for diverse populations.
- Prepare exceptional professionals who strengthen and promote thriving in the diverse individuals and communities that they serve.
Based on our commitment to diversity, advocacy and the belief that change is possible, our mission is to prepare competent professionals in counseling and psychological services.
We want to contribute to the body of knowledge that sustains these professions and provide service to the profession and the community.
Join us for one of our monthly information sessions to learn more about our department and programs.
Explore Our Department
Each year, the Counseling and Psychological Services department (CPS) creates an annual report that documents the outcomes of systematic program evaluations, with descriptions of any program modifications, in regards to our CACREP accredited mental health counseling, school counseling, and counselor education and practice programs. When a new report is available and posted to this website, current students, program faculty, Georgia State administrators and personnel in associated agencies (internship sites and hiring sites) are notified via email, or are given a physical copy of the report. If you would like to be included in our yearly email list that receives a notification of the release of the most current report, please complete this information form. We welcome any interested member of the public to be included in our annual electronic distribution.
CACREP 2019-2020 Vital Statistics: Program/Student Outcomes Data
|Counselor Education and Practice||Clinical Mental Health Counseling||Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling||School Counseling|
|Number of students admitted in Graduating Cohort||3||24||15||18|
|Number of Graduates in 2018-2019||2||25||17||21|
|Program Completion Rate||83%*||92%||89%||92%|
|Licensure/Certification Exam Pass Rate||N/A||95%||90%||100%|
|Job Placement Rate or Advanced Degree||100%||N/A||67%**||100%|
*One Fall 2014 graduate and one Fall 2015 graduate completed in Summer 2019 (the others in those cohorts had already graduated; the Fall 2016 cohort graduated in Summer 2020) **Employed: 12/18 = 67%; PhD: 1/18 = 0.06%; Unknown: 5/18 = 28%
Welcome from the Chair
On behalf of our staff and faculty, I encourage you to peruse our website and the various ways in which members of our department are contributing to the well-being of our community and advancement of our professions. With over 3,000 graduates currently working in a variety of settings such as private practice, school systems, community agencies, and various academic positions, CPS has earned an international reputation in the fields of School Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education and Practice, School Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Mental Health Counseling.
Faculty members are committed to student success. Our small class sizes, academic advising and mentoring, research opportunities, and ongoing relationships with hundreds of community-based practicum and internship site coordinators, combine to provide students with a rich opportunity for personal and professional development. Whether serving as journal editors, presidents of national organizations or authoring testing instruments, CPS faculty members are recognized as leaders in their respective fields.
If you are a prospective student and visiting this website, I would strongly encourage you to attend one of our department’s Information Sessions. These events are wonderful opportunities to learn more about our various programs and their admission processes, as well as meet faculty and staff. A question and answer time is always provided for attendees. For upcoming information sessions , view our calendar listings.
Again, welcome to the Counseling and Psychological Services Department website.
Dr. Brian J. Dew, Department Chair
For more information about our programs contact us at 404-413-8200.