Degree Spotlight: EdD in Behavioral Health

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Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Behavioral Health program focuses on leadership, entrepreneurism and strategic planning. Students also learn about how these elements relate to ethical practice in the industry of behavioral health.

Offered by the College of Doctoral Studies, this EdD in behavioral health program is available through online and evening classes. It is designed for individuals who are currently licensed and practicing behavioral health professionals and who may seek a leadership role in their chosen field. Continue reading to learn more about what you can expect from this doctoral degree program:

Study New Behavioral Interventions

GCU’s EdD in behavioral health examines a broad selection of topics, such as leadership across diverse global cultures, intervention methods and clinical supervision in behavioral health settings. Learners in this program receive the support of our vast learning community of methodologists, dissertation chairs, committee members and peers.

Gain In-Depth Knowledge of Behavioral Health and Education

This degree program’s curriculum introduces learners to the business components of the behavioral health industry’s nonprofit and for-profit sectors, and servant leadership is explored to prepare learners to become agents of change. As you earn this degree, you will develop an ability to identify appropriate applications for use in business and education as well as study existing theories and major literary works.

Develop Best Practices in Behavioral Health

As you complete this EdD in behavioral health program, you will gain an understanding of behavioral assessment, psychopathology and clinical pathophysiology, evidence-based interventions, leadership theories, common medical treatments and best practices. You will also learn about the application of professional consultation services and collaborative consultation models.

At Grand Canyon University, our goal is to provide doctoral learners with an academic foundation that can help them advance their career. If you’d like to learn more about this or other programs offered by GCU’s College of Doctoral Studies, then visit our website or click the Request More Information button on this page.

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