New Program: PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Posted on August 03, 2017  in  [ Doctoral Journey ]

Are you interested in supervising clinical instructors and teaching counseling students? If so, then Grand Canyon University’s Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) was designed for you. Continue reading to discover how this the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision can prepare you to encourage growth and development in individuals and teach at the master’s level:

Learn How to Promote Improvements in Counseling

While earning this degree, you will gain the skills that you need to serve as a counselor supervisor who can successfully impact and foster positive change in the field of counseling. Also, you will examine the foundations of counselor values, ethics, competency and cultural diversity, as well as gain hands-on field experience to prepare you for the transition into the next stage of your career.

Develop Education, Supervision and Research Skills

Learners in this program explore how to align treatment with the client’s goals, guide master’s-level counselors and practice client-centered counseling. The importance of compassion, understanding and avoiding harm to the client are emphasized in this program, as well as counseling with benevolence, objectivity, fidelity, veracity and justice. Some of the topics covered in this program include leadership and social justice, family and group dynamics, integrated theories and practices, models of supervision, the pedagogy of counselor education and integrated models of assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

Become an Advocate for Greater Mental Health

Upon completion of this PhD program, potential career opportunities for graduates include advanced clinician, director of counseling agencies, director of school guidance and family, couples or school counselor. Other advanced positions that you can consider after earning this degree and from which you might drive change include mental health counselor, case manager, behavior analyst, mental health therapist and correctional counselor.

Through each of its programs, Grand Canyon University’s College of Doctoral Studies places learners on an accelerated path toward their goals. If you’d like to discover more, then visit our website or click the Request More Information button on this page.

About College of Doctoral Studies

Grand Canyon University’s innovative doctoral degree programs prepare learners for leadership roles in their professions, communities and society. A dynamic online learning community, unique dissertation process, wealth of resources and collaborative environment support a successful and meaningful doctoral journey. Readers of The Doctoral Journey blog, presented by the College of Doctoral Studies, will find resourceful posts regarding doctoral programs, research best practices and unique dissertation process, plus other knowledgeable contributions from GCU’s doctoral faculty and experts.


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