Founded in 1979 by Dr. Ronald Fox, the School of Professional Psychology doctoral program at Wright State University has been continuously accredited by the APA since 1982 as a practitioner model program. The School has two internal training centers: the University’s counseling center known as Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS), which is staffed by practicum students and interns who are supervised by faculty members and staff psychologists. The second training site, the Ellis Human Development Institute, serves as a teaching, training, and research facility and was designed to be available and responsive to the underserved in the Dayton community and beyond.
The SOPP values individual differences and diversity. Commitment to diversity is reflected in the School’s policies for the recruitment, retention and development of faculty and students, and in its curriculum and practicum placements. The School incorporates respect for individual differences, understanding of diversity and the promotion of inclusiveness; and this is reflected in its mission statement.