What is the Society of Counseling Psychology?

The Society of Counseling Psychology (SCP)Division 17 of the American Psychological Association (APA) was founded in 1946 to promote personal, educational, vocational, and group adjustment in a variety of settings.

Presently, SCP brings together psychologists, students, and international and professional affiliates who are dedicated to promoting education and training, scientific investigation, practice, and diversity and public interest in professional psychology. SCP advocates for Counseling Psychology within the field of psychology and in the public sector. SCP also supports, encourages, and promotes its members and celebrates their diversity.

SCP strives to meet the particular interests and needs of its member. This is accomplished through the formation of sections which are formal organizations designed to promote issues in interest areas, and special interest groups which are informal groups representing a variety of interest areas.

Please see “About SCP” topside menu for a list of webpages that provide information about SCP membership, awards, and much more.

Counseling Psychology CoS Taxonomy Template Grid 2021 (PDF)