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Los Angeles Doctor of Education (EdD) Degree in Counseling Psychology

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Explore the Argosy University, Los Angeles Counseling Psychology program.

The Doctor of Education (EdD) degree in Counseling Psychology program at Argosy University, Los Angeles is designed to present a structured opportunity to prepare counselors and master’s level clinicians from a variety of settings with the skills and credentials necessary to pursue leadership, supervision, training, and teaching positions in the profession.

The Argosy University, Los Angeles Counseling Psychology degree program is designed to emphasize the development of attitudes, knowledge and skills essential in the formation of professionals who are committed to the ethical provision of quality services. Curriculum is designed to provide for the meaningful integration of theory, training, and practice. Specific objectives of the program include training practitioners who can:
  • Deliver effective treatment to diverse populations of clients
  • Understand the biological, psychological, and sociological bases of human functioning
  • Exercise leadership both in the health care delivery system and in the training of mental health professionals
  • Expand the role within society
  • Work with other disciplines as part of a professional team 
Students with a background in mental health, social work, school counseling, pastoral counseling, and psychiatric nursing have the opportunity to join together to earn the terminal degree in their field. They can develop new interests and levels of competency and direction for practice through an applied, research-practitioner approach to the role of professional counselor and doctoral level practitioners.

Faculty members are committed teaching professionals dedicated to the development of individual student interest areas through course selection and dissertation topics. The eclectic mix of faculty backgrounds, theoretical orientations, and interests exposes students to new ideas while extending established interests.

Mission Statement

The Counseling Psychology degree program embraces a range of relevant theory and techniques applicable in the three major areas of counseling psychology: a) the remedial (assisting in remedying problems in living), b) the preventive (anticipating, circumventing, and forestalling difficulties that may arise in the future), and c) the educative and developmental (discovering and developing potentialities). That is a) the focus is on normal individuals, and developmental life stages challenges, b) a focus on assets, strengths, and positive mental health, c) an emphasis on relatively brief interventions, and d) an emphasis on context, socioculturalpolitical influences, diversity, and person-environment interactions rather than exclusive emphasis on the individual.

Eligibility for Licensure

Graduates of the EdD in Counseling Psychology degree program are eligible to pursue licensure in California as psychologists once the internship requirement of licensure is met. In addition to the educational requirements provided at Argosy University, Los Angeles; Argosy University, Orange County; and Argosy University, San Francisco Bay Area, 3000 hours of supervised training under a licensed psychologist is required for licensure as a psychologist. A maximum of 1500 hours may be acquired during the doctoral program with the remaining hours completed outside of the program. Also, prospective psychologists must pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), and the California Jurisprudence and Professional Ethics Examination (CIPEE).

For more information and application materials, please contact the Board of Psychology, 1422 Howe Avenue, Suite 22, Sacramento, CA 95825-3200, 916.263.2699, bopmail@dca.ca.gov, www.psychboard.ca.gov.


Enhance your career potential by enrolling in this Argosy University, Los Angeles Counseling Psychology doctorate degree program. You can learn more about specific financial aid programs (available to those who qualify) on our Financial Aid & Scholarships pages, or by contacting us to request more information.
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