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The Department of Educational Psychology offers a number of programs leading to the M.S. in Counseling, the M.S. in Special Education, and/or related credentials. These programs train psychological specialists who desire to work as school counselors, school psychologists, or special education professionals. Other programs prepare individuals for work as counselors or psychotherapists in non-school settings where assistance with problems related to family, marriage, or personal adjustment is provided.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Educational Psychology is to prepare a diverse population of students as professional counselors, psychologists, special education specialists, and researchers for effective and innovative work in a variety of settings, including schools, agencies, hospitals, and industry.

Department Chair, Jack Davis

Dr. Davis has worked in the public schools, a community psychology clinic, and an HMO Psychiatry Department. He has taught at UC Davis and CSU Fullerton and served as Clinical Director of an Institute that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adults with learning disorders. His research and writing interests are in the areas of learning disorders, mental health consultation, crisis intervention and prevention, and the impact of systems on people. Most current work is with learning disorders. He also has a small consulting practice in Lafayette, CA.

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