About This Program

Department of Psychology


Sally Hage, PhD, LP
Program Director
(413) 748-3663

In the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in counseling psychology program, your education will move swiftly from the classroom to the field. We follow the practitioner-scholar model, with an emphasis on clinical training and the application of research to practice.

Through practica opportunities, a full-time internship, a dissertation research project, and ongoing faculty mentoring, you will graduate with experience and research on your resume, an in-depth knowledge of the field, and a unique focus on service and social justice.

The program, which can be completed in approximately four years to six years of full-time academic study, will provide you with a solid foundation in theory, research, and practice. This includes skills in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for application in a variety of practice settings and for use across the full spectrum of adjustment and psychological disorders. You also may choose a concentration in athletic counseling.

Shaq responds to one of our doctoral student's questions at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

PsyD Student Interviews Shaq

Marcus Dumas, a counseling psychology doctoral student, had a chance to ask Shaq a question about his experience using an athletic counselor during a media day at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Studying Psychology At Springfield College
Doctor of Psychology Accreditation

The PsyD counseling psychology program at Springfield College’s is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

If you have questions about the accreditation process for doctoral programs in psychology, you can contact the APA Commission on Accreditation via the following:

The Springfield College Counseling Psychology Program also is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. The curriculum of the PsyD program is designed to meet the educational requirements for licensure as a psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. It may satisfy licensure requirements in other states as well; there are additional requirements for licensure as determined by the Psychology Licensing Boards in the various states, and successful completion of the program does not guarantee licensure. Information about licensure requirements in the various states may be found at the website of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.