Welcome to the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research, or CEPR! CEPR is a comprehensive, interdisciplinary department offering six graduate certificate programs, five terminal master's degrees, and three doctoral degrees in its three principal areas. We are organized into three academic divisions, a comprehensive developmental disabilities research and training center and an assistive technology service. The department's programs are accredited by the American Psychological Association (Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology) and the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (M.S. degrees in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Clinical Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Counseling, and School Counseling). We have over 290 full-time students and 28 tenure-line faculty.
We are part of the College of Education, the first unit created at the University of Memphis, and located in Ball Hall. The UofM is an urban serving university, and we strive to meet the needs of Memphis, Tennessee, and the nation. Our location shapes much of what we do. Memphis is a diverse city with a rich and complex history. We work to serve our community through engaged research, impactful clinical services, and providing transformational education to our students.
Our faculty are active in research and dedicated to our students. Our Rehabilitation Counseling and Educational Psychology and Research programs are nationally ranked and recognized as some of the best in the U.S. Our Counseling Division is the largest producer of counselors in the state. We pride ourselves in conducting community-engaged science that makes our region and the world a better place. We are also an engaged team in the classroom, teaching students about the amazing discoveries and ideas found in our various disciplines.
Our faculty and students study a wide range of topics, with specific strengths in adverse childhood experiences, disability science, diversity, and learning and cognition. On other pages of the website, you will find relevant details about our degree programs, as well as our faculty and their research interests. Take a look around and discover what we have to offer. There is no better place to be!
Steve West, Professor and Chair