Doctoral Program in Counselor Education & Supervision (Ph.D.)
Counselor Education and Supervision
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The Doctoral Program in Counselor Education & Supervision represents the terminal professional degree in the pursuit of higher education and leadership in the discipline of counseling. The program is designed to provide a unique combination of academic instruction and clinical fieldwork for students of exceptional ability who are strongly motivated to attain a high level of competency in the field of counseling. The program has dual emphases: training educators to teach counseling at the university level, and developing the advanced clinical and supervision skills that enhance the practice of the professional counselor. An essential component of the program is its focus on integrating counseling knowledge, skills and strategies with Biblical foundations and faith practices.
Graduates will be able to serve as leaders in a variety of professional roles that include faculty, clinical practitioners, counselor supervisors, administrators in mental health agencies and schools, researchers, and consultants. A licensure-track, 48-credit-hour Master's Degree in Counseling or significantly related field such as psychology or social work is a prerequisite. The 66-credit-hour full-time Doctoral Program in Counselor Education & Supervision is both theoretical and experiential, and has the distinction of being offered in an online (distance) format, allowing students to participate in coursework from almost anywhere in the world. Students will enjoy a sense of community during the program through three seven-day residencies at the Regent University campus in Virginia Beach, as well as instructional design that has been developed to maximize teambuilding and cooperative identity. The program has a prescribed progression of coursework, and an internship and a dissertation are required. Students will typically be able to complete the program in about three to four years.
The Doctoral Program in Counselor Education & Supervision is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
If you are interested in the Doctoral Program in Counselor Education & Supervision degree, contact Admissions Counselor Lindsey Weck. She can be reached by phone at 757.352.4838. Admissions related questions can also be sent to our admissions staff by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.