Counseling Psychology

Donna Schultheiss
Donna Schultheiss Ph.D

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in our Counseling Psychology training in the College of Education and Human Services at Cleveland State University. We have designed this Website to help you gain an accurate and comprehensive view of our program. Our central mission is to educate counseling psychologists who are competent to work effectively with diverse urban populations – competent in assessment, intervention, research, and supervision tasks. Our program is designed to immerse students in the issues facing urban populations as well as to help students develop the competencies they need to function as professional psychologists. Counseling psychology became a designated specialization in the Urban Education Ph.D. program in 2006, though the program has been graduating individuals eligible for psychology licensing in Ohio since 1992. In the years between 1992 and 2006, it was identified as a counseling training sequence.

Counseling Psychology at CSU follows the scientist-practitioner model of training and it has these major goals:

  1. Training counseling psychologists who have the requisite knowledge base and therapeutic skills for entry into the practice of professional psychology.
  2. Training counseling psychologists who have the necessary knowledge and skills for competent practice within a multicultural diverse urban s
  3. Training counseling psychologists who will contribute to and/or apply the scientific knowledge base of psychology using skills in qualitative and quantitative research methods.


Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
College of Education and Human Services
Doctoral Studies
2121 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 215
Cleveland, OH 44115

Campus Location
2485 Euclid Avenue
Julka Hall 215
Phone: 216-687-4697
Fax: 216-875-9697

Program Coordinators
Elizabeth Welfel
Phone: (216) 687-4605
Email: e.welfel@csuohio.edu

Donna Schultheiss
Phone: (216) 687-5063
Email: d.schultheiss@csuohio.edu