3 Reasons to Earn a PhD in Counselor Education - Supervision

By Lily Cooper

PhD students and counseling discuss courses

Do you want to provide supervision to other clinicians and train to become a counseling professor? If the answer is yes, then consider Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision. The goal of this program is to prepare entry level practitioners to advance their careers by becoming educators, supervisors, and leaders in the field. Learn about the benefits of earning this PhD and the impact this degree could have on your career:

Increase Your Career Opportunities

Earning a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision can help you advance your career in ways you may not have been able to before. Whether you are interested in pursuing a position in higher education or seeking a leadership role in the field, you will have many opportunities. These careers opportunities to consider include:

  • Faculty Member
  • Clinical Supervisor
  • Consultant
  • Researcher
  • Advocate in field of mental health
  • Leader: school guidance; higher education; behavioral health setting

Gain More Knowledge in Your Field

GCU’s PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision program offers learners a rigorous curriculum designed to hone their skills in counseling knowledge through didactic and experimental training in research, scholarship, leadership and advocacy in and out of the classroom. Learn how to practice a client-centered approach, align treatment to the client’s goals for therapy and guide master’s-level counselors within a supervisory role. The counselor supervision program emphasizes the importance of understanding, lending compassion and avoiding any actions that can harm the client.

Ready to learn more about GCU’s online PhD programs? Contact us today using the Request More Information button on this page. Written by Lily Cooper and Dr. Mustafa Moyenda.

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Grand Canyon University. Any sources cited were accurate as of the publish date.


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