Courses in Our PhD In Counselor Ed. & Supervision program

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The Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision from Grand Canyon University (GCU) can help you build the skills that you need to become an advanced counseling practitioner. Some of the career opportunities that graduates of this program may be prepared to pursue include advanced clinician, director of school guidance and family counselor. If you feel called to become a leader or educator in the field of counseling, then keep reading for an introduction to this program’s core courses.


PCE-801: Ethics, Laws and Multicultural Issues

 In this course, learners investigate the various issues and responsibilities that are relevant to counseling education and supervision, as well as how they relate to research.

RES-825: Theories of Inquiry

This course introduces students in GCU’s counselor education PhD program to approaches of inquiry and methods of learning about the human condition.

PCE-830: Advanced Family Dynamics and Systems

While completing this course, learners study relevant applications for and associated theories of family dynamics and systems to enhance their previous experience in this area counseling.

RES-845: Statistics

While pursuing GCU’s PhD in counselor education and supervision, students obtain practical experience in the application of statistical methods, as well as examine data analysis, theories of probability and the testing of statistical hypotheses.

PCE-832: Advanced Group Dynamics and Processes

Learners in this course study the ethical concerns associated with group counseling and advanced aspects of group dynamics and processes.

PCE-804: Leadership and Social Justice

In this course, students in the counselor education and supervision PhD program explore means by which counselor educators and supervisors fulfill ethically-defined leader and advocate roles.

PCE-910: Counselor Education and Supervision Internship I

This is a supervised internship experience that provides learners with opportunities to hone their counseling skills and perform the duties of a professional counselor.

Prepare to become a leader in the field of mental health by pursuing Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision. Please visit the College of Doctoral Studies website or click the Request More Information button on this page to get started.

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