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Walden University

Ph.D. in Counselor Ed. and Supervision - Counseling and Social Change

Walden University's Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program with a specialization in Counseling and Social Change can provide students with knowledge and training they may use to advocate for patients and help improve community services. Students in this course of study can develop counseling and leadership skills to address local, national, and international issues related to counseling and mental health. Read more about this program here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision with a specialization in Counseling and Social Change

School Offering Program:

Walden University

Degree Level:

Ph.D.

Program Description:

Walden University's Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program with a specialization in Counseling and Social Change gives students the opportunity to develop expertise they may use to serve as patients' advocates and to help improve community services. Individuals in the program can develop counseling and leadership skills to address local, national, and international issues related to mental health. This course of study is available to individuals who are licensed professional counselors or who have graduated from a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs-accredited or CACREP-equivalent master's program. The core curriculum examines topics that include clinical supervision, crisis intervention, counseling theories, ethics, and program evaluation. Additional classes provide specialized information on advocacy efforts and initiatives addressing community mental health needs. Classes are conducted online, but the program also features research, practicum, and internship opportunities, as well as a Professional Development Plan, program of study and three residencies totaling 20 days.

Accreditation:

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.ncahlc.org.

Learning Format:

Online

Estimated Program Length:

Time to completion for this program varies by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. Personalized estimates of time to completion can be discussed with a Walden University enrollment advisor.

Total Credits Required:

93 quarter credit hours

Financial Aid Available:

Walden University offers a number of financial aid opportunities including scholarships, fellowships, and employer tuition reimbursement for those who qualify. Enrollment advisors can also assist with federal aid, private loans, veteran benefits, and other opportunities.

Courses for a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision with a Specialization in Counseling and Social Change:

Degree program curriculum and credits are subject to change. Contact Walden University for the most current information before enrolling in a program.

Core Courses

Course TitleCredits
Foundations of Graduate Study in Counselor Education and Supervision 1
Professional Orientation, Ethics, and Identity 5
Advanced Counseling Theories 5
Professional Consultation, Program Evaluation, and Leadership 5
Teaching in Counselor Education 5
Social Change, Leadership, and Advocacy for Counseling Professionals 5
Clinical Supervision 5
Professional Counselor as Scholar-Practitioner 5
Crisis Management 5
Writing a Quality Prospectus 5

Foundation Research Sequence

Course TitleCredits
Research Theory, Design, and Methods 4
Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 4
Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis 4

Students choose one of the following three courses to complete the Foundation Research Sequence requirement:

Course TitleCredits
Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis 4
Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis 4
Advanced Mixed Methods Reasoning and Analysis 4

Specializations

Course TitleCredits
Prevention, Intervention, and Consultation 5
Psychology and Social Change 5

Practicum

Course TitleCredits
Counseling Practicum 3

Internship

Course TitleCredits
Doctoral Internship A 3
Doctoral Internship B 3

Dissertation

Course TitleCredits
Dissertation 12

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates of Walden University's Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program with a specialization in Counseling and Social Change can learn skills they can use to become advocates for social change within community agencies, nonprofit organizations, universities, government agencies, and other institutions addressing community mental health needs.

Careers that program graduates may seek include:

  • Community services director
  • Program manager
  • Public policy counseling consultant
  • Professor of counseling
  • Director of counseling services
  • Public outreach manager
  • Crisis response counselor

Statement on Licensure:

The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is not a licensure program and does not prepare an individual to become a licensed counseling professional.

Professional Accreditation

The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is not accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). However, the program was developed to be in line with national standards for counselor education. Since Walden's Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision is a new program, the university is not yet able to apply for CACREP accreditation. Students will be notified at such time if the program becomes accredited in the future.

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