Welcome to the Center for Psychological Studies (CPS) at Nova Southeastern University. CPS is committed to providing the highest quality educational experience to current and future psychologists and mental health and counseling professionals. This training experience provides students with a sophisticated understanding of psychological research and the delivery of superior mental health care.
News and Events
- CPS Professor Linda Sobell Receives NSU’s President’s Distinguished Professor Award of Excellence
- Nova Southeastern University Opens New OCD Clinic in South Florida
NSU achieved NCATE Accreditation through a joint effort by the Fischler School of Education, Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences, and the Center for Psychological Studies.
The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) was founded in 1954 to accredit educator certification programs at U.S. colleges and universities. NCATE is a council of educators created to ensure and raise the quality of preparation for their profession. NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) as an accrediting institution.
NSU received accreditation without qualifications for the professional education unit at Nova Southeastern University. The professional education unit includes all NSU professional educator preparation programs, including the Center for Psychological Studies school psychology and counseling programs.
- CPS Specialist Program in School Psychology Receives designation of National Recognition by the National Association of School Psychologists
- CPS Master's Program in School Counseling Receives Full Program Approval from the Florida Department of Education
- CPS Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology Receives 7-Year Accreditation by APA's Commission on Accreditation
- Professor Mace To Lead Initiatives: Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities
- CPS Alumna named Deputy Director in the American Psychological Association (APA) Education Directorate
- Children’s Trust Awards CPS a 3-year contract to continue the Project Rise Grant
- CPS Awarded Multiple President’s Faculty Research and Development Grants (PFRDG)
Choosing the Right Career Path for You!
When considering a career in the helping professions, you’ll find a myriad of disciplines with different schools of thought. Learning which approach fits better with your set of values and beliefs can guide you in choosing the right career path. For instance, mental health counselors place an emphasis on the diagnosis of problems and holistic wellness, and incorporate a developmental approach into the treatment plan. Both counselors and psychologists listen to the symptoms a client experiences, form a diagnosis, and develop a treatment plan to best address the issues. The focus is a wellness model to decrease the client’s symptoms and prevent dysfunction. Read the article below to learn more.