Department of Psychology

  • Science. Mind. Behavior.

    The UAA Psychology Department offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, mentorship, and high-quality training in the science of behavior and mental processes to enrich the lives of our students, citizens of Alaska, and the field of Psychology.

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COVID-19 Coping Sessions

In addition to its usual counseling services, the UAA Psychological Services Center (see link below) is offering free telehealth COVID-19 Coping Sessions for people struggling with sadness, loneliness, anxiety, trouble sleeping, lack of motivation or other behavioral health issues while dealing with these trying times. The COVID-19 Coping Session is a free single, one-hour session with a mental health clinician that will be conducted via Zoom or phone. Call 786-1795 to schedule your COVID-19 Coping Session.

Psychology Undergraduate Degree Programs

Dr. Howard giving instruction to two female students

The mission of the Undergraduate Program in Psychology is to offer mentorship and high quality training in the science of behavior and mental processes to enrich the lives of our students, citizens of Alaska, and the field of Psychology.

Psychology Graduate Degree Programs 

Dr. Lupfer reviewing students poster at a conference

The M.S. in Clinical Psychology and the Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology programs are designed to be responsive to the needs of a variety of mental health services settings in the state of Alaska.

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Student Support & Opportunities

Counseling is provided for families and individuals in an atmosphere sensitive to culture and ethnicity. People are seen for many reasons from a curiosity about one's own potential to concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress, loss, and relationship difficulties.

Client privacy and confidentiality is observed. Students are welcomed in the UAA PSC but clients do not need to be affiliated with UAA to receive services.  Because this is a training clinic that is closed on weekends, holidays, and school breaks, the Psychological Services Center is generally not a good match for people who have severe crises.

Psychology Services Center

In addition to the Psychological Services Center, there are other mental health resources here at UAA.  For a complete list of those resources, and what we provide, please click on the following buttons:

UAA Student Health and Counseling Center

UAA Care Team

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