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General Counselor Education and Supervision Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision

School of Counseling and Human Services

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Residency Requirement(s):

Three ten-week courses with a four-day embedded residency experience (DRS-R8925, DRS-R8926, DRS-R8927). See university policy 3.04.05 Attendance at Residencies and the Residencies page on Campus for more information. Also see each graduate school’s residency courses.

Practicum/Internship Experience Requirement(s):

Minimum of 100 practicum hours and 600 internship hours. See the Practicum/Internship Experience section, below, for more information.

 

 

Twenty Required Courses

 

 

72 quarter credits

CES8004
Advanced Research in Human Development

Learners in this course critically analyze theory and research in adult development and learning with an emphasis on contemporary research and application issues. In addition, learners study adult development from biological, psychological, social, and multicultural perspectives and apply principles of adult development to professional practice and development. Must be taken during the learner's first quarter. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer. 

4 quarter credits
CES8110
Foundations of Advanced Social Science Research and Design

This course is an introduction to social science research planning and design, particularly in the context of dissertation research in counselor education and supervision. Learners examine the purpose of conducting research as scholar practitioners, become familiar with the literature review and dissertation topic development process, gain an understanding of analyzing and applying existing research when identifying a research problem and selecting a suitable methodology, and develop their basic grant writing skills as part of resource planning for their dissertation. Throughout the course, learners advance their knowledge of traditional and emergent qualitative and quantitative research approaches, ethical and cultural considerations in research, and scholarly communication. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

4 quarter credits
CES8120 *
Quantitative Methods for Counselor Education Research

Learners in this course examine univariate and multivariate research methods, designs, and statistical procedures used in counselor education and supervision. Topics include formulation of appropriate quantitative research questions, designs and approaches to data analysis, models and methods of instrument selection and design, and program evaluation. Throughout the course learners enhance their research, statistical, and data analysis skills using the latest version of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Prerequisite(s): CES8110. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

4 quarter credits
CES8122 *
Advanced Qualitative Methods in Counselor Education Research

In this course, learners investigate qualitative and emergent research designs, practices, and processes. In addition, learners analyze ethical and cultural issues associated with the qualitative research process. Throughout the course, learners develop skills used to conduct qualitative research such as evaluating qualitative data collection methods, designing qualitative instruments, analyzing data, and evaluating results for future research and professional practice.  Prerequisite(s): CES8110. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer. 

4 quarter credits
CES8123 *
Advanced Study in Counselor Education Research Methods

In this course, learners advance their dissertation research plan. Throughout the course, learners align their research method and design to their research question, address ethical and cultural considerations in sampling and data collection, and articulate a data analysis plan. In addition, learners evaluate mentoring strategies in counselor education and develop and demonstrate their scholarly writing skills in preparation for the comprehensive examination and dissertation. For PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision learners only. Must be taken prior to the comprehensive examination. Prerequisite(s): CES8120, CES8122, DRS-R8926. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

4 quarter credits
CES8760
Advanced Counseling Practice

In this course, learners demonstrate advanced counseling practice skills that promote greater social skills and respect for diversity while expanding and refining the therapeutic skills they developed through prior coursework and practice. Learners examine the strengths and limitations of various counseling techniques and apply therapeutic models to a variety of contemporary client populations and issues. Learners also conceptualize a clinical case and develop a treatment plan that is consistent with a selected theoretical preference and diverse client needs.

4 quarter credits
CES8768 *
Counselor Education Teaching and Practice

This course provides an overview of the major roles, responsibilities, and activities of counselor educators. Learners study instructional theory and methodology, as well as the integration of ethical, legal, and multicultural issues associated with counselor preparation training. Learners develop a philosophy of teaching and learning; examine procedures for engaging students and assessing student needs; and gain an understanding of the effective course design, delivery, and evaluation methods needed to develop competent counselors. Prerequisite(s): CES8760, CES8772.

4 quarter credits
CES8772 *
Counselor Supervision

Learners in this course examine critical literature in counselor education, including history, standards, multicultural concerns, and legal and ethical issues. Learners analyze theories, techniques, and models of counselor supervision and develop a personal supervision model. Learners also study the major dimensions of supervisions and the roles and relationships associated with them. Prerequisite(s): CES8760.

4 quarter credits
CES8776 *
Leadership and Advocacy in Counseling

Learners in this course evaluate leadership and advocacy theories, models, and skills and their applications to the professional identity and practice of counselor educators and supervisors. Learners assess current topics and political and multicultural issues in counseling, within the context of professional mandates related to cultural competence and the promotion of social justice advocacy. Throughout the course, learners explore the field of counselor education and supervision as a whole, leadership and advocacy roles in professional organizations and counseling programs, and ways to foster leadership and advocacy competence among counselor trainees and professional counselors. Prerequisite(s): CES8768.

4 quarter credits
DRS-R8925 *
PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 1

The intensive, ten-week PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 1 includes both an online courseroom and a face-to-face weekend residency experience. Learners interact with peers and faculty as they participate in online courseroom and weekend residency activities that emphasize applying the research skills necessary to initiate the development of a dissertation research plan. Throughout the course, learners focus on identifying a theory, topic, and research problem appropriate for their specialization. Track 1 learners must also complete PhD Dissertation Milestone 1 (Research Ethics Education). Following the weekend residency experience, learners complete a final assessment that demonstrates Track 1 learning outcomes. For PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior, PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision, and PhD in Human Services learners only. Prerequisite(s): PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior learners must have completed SHB8100. PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision learners must have completed CES8110. PhD in Human Services learners must have completed or be concurrently registered in PSL7860. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer. 

3 quarter credits
DRS-R8926 *
PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 2

The intensive, ten-week PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 2 includes both an online courseroom and a face-to-face weekend residency experience. Learners interact with peers and faculty as they participate in online courseroom and weekend residency activities that emphasize applying the research skills necessary to develop a research question and to select an appropriate dissertation topic. In Track 2, learners complete PhD Dissertation Milestone 2 (Topic Approval). Following the weekend residency experience, learners complete a final assessment that demonstrates Track 2 learning outcomes. Prerequisite(s): DRS-R8925. PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior learners must have completed HMSV8120, HMSV8130. PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision learners must have completed CES8120, CES8122. PhD in Human Services learners must have completed PSL7868 or HMSV8120;  PSL7864 or HMSV8130. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

3 quarter credits
DRS-R8927 *
PhD Dissertation Research Seminar Track 3

The intensive, ten-week PhD Dissertation Seminar Track 3 includes both an online courseroom and a face-to-face weekend residency experience. Learners interact with peers and faculty as they participate in online courseroom and weekend residency activities that emphasize applying the research skills necessary to detail a methodological design, sampling plan, and strategy for data analysis. In Track 3, learners complete PhD Dissertation Milestone 5 (Research Plan Approval). Following the weekend residency experience, learners complete a final assessment that demonstrates Track 3 learning outcomes. Learners must complete Track 3 prior to beginning the comprehensive examination phase of the program. Prerequisite(s): DRS-R8926. PhD in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior learners must have completed HMSV8140. PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision learners must have completed CES8123, CES8768, CES8772. PhD in Human Services learners must have completed HMSV8140. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

3 quarter credits
CES9919 *
Doctoral Comprehensive Examination

This course includes an overview of the comprehensive examination process, the university’s expectations of academic honesty and integrity, the three core themes of the examination, and the evaluation criteria. The courseroom mentor provides three questions addressing the core themes. Learners write answers to the comprehensive examination questions. Answers are evaluated by faculty readers using point-scale scoring rubrics. Upon passing the comprehensive examination, learners are eligible to register for the first dissertation course. Grading for this course is S/NS. Prerequisite(s): CES8004, CES8110, CES8120, CES8121, CES8122, CES8123, CES8756, CES8760, CES8768, CES8772, CES8776, DRS-R8925, DRS-R8926, DRS-R8927 with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

3 quarter credits

The three courses listed below are 10-week online courses. Each includes specific clinical experiences. Learners must complete prerequisites and clinical experience requirements to be eligible to complete each course in the sequence.

CES8780 *
Counselor Education and Supervision Practicum

Learners in this course engage in a clinical advanced counseling practice experience during which they articulate, synthesize, and demonstrate a range of counseling skills and knowledge bases. Learners apply major counseling theories and their associated approaches to working with individuals, groups, and systems; explore course delivery and evaluation methods for educating counseling students; strengthen their clinical supervision, case conceptualization, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment skills; and demonstrate the ability to develop ethical, therapeutic relationships with a diverse population of clients. Learners also establish short- and long-term goals and synthesize a comprehensive theoretical basis for counseling practice that is informed by evidence-based practice, professional skills, and personal meaning. This course requires 100 hours of clinical experience and no less than 40 hours of direct client contact. Grading for this course is S/ NS. Prerequisite(s): CES9919. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer

4 quarter credits
CES8784 *
Counselor Education and Supervision Internship 1

This is the first course in a sequence of two required internship courses. By the end of the internship courses learners will have completed 600 required supervised hours. Learners apply skills in counseling teaching, supervision, and research in a field setting relevant to their chosen field and engage in supervised teaching practice during a master’s-level residency. This course requires no fewer than 200 hours of supervised practice. Grading for this course is S/NS. Prerequisite(s): CES8780. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

4 quarter credits
CES8785 *
Counselor Education and Supervision Internship 2

This is the second course in a sequence of two required internship courses. By the end of the internship courses learners will have completed 600 required supervised hours. Learners refine the skills they developed in CES8784. This course requires no fewer than 200 hours of supervised practice. Grading for this course is S/NS. Prerequisite(s): CES8784. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

4 quarter credits

Learners must register for CES9960 a minimum of four times to fulfill their specialization requirements.

CES9960 *
Dissertation Courseroom

This course provides learners with resources, guidance, and peer and mentor support during each dissertation course as they complete the required milestones. Grading for this course is S/NS. Learners must register for this course a minimum of four times to fulfill their specialization requirements. Prerequisite(s): CES9919, DRS-R8927, and completion of or concurrent registration in CES8780, CES8784, and CES8785 with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. Cannot be fulfilled by transfer.

3 quarter credits each

 

 

Total

 

 

72 quarter credits

 

* Denotes courses that have prerequisite(s). Refer to the descriptions for further details.

 
Practicum/Internship Experience 

Learners enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision degree program complete professional practice courses as a requirement of their program. The practicum and internship experiences consist of the following online courses and supervised laboratory practice/client interactions:

The practicum (CES8780) is an online course that requires a 100-hour clinical experience. Learners apply the skills developed throughout the course of the program in a counselor education and supervision setting where the practicum is completed.

The internships (CES8784 and CES8785) are two online courses that require 600 total hours of hands-on field experience at an agency/program that provides agreed-upon clinical supervisory/ teaching opportunities. Learners may register for a third internship course (CES8786) should they need additional time or need to meet additional requirements for state licensure. The internships represent a significant time of learning and applying clinical supervisory/teaching proficiencies that are critical to the provision of counselor education, supervision, and advanced clinical practice.

Learners should consult the CEU Fieldwork Manual for details about the practicum/internship experience.

Residency Requirement

To support your academic and professional success, residencies provide learning and community-building experiences in a stimulating scholarly environment. For this program, you must complete three four-day residencies as part of the dissertation research seminars (DRS-R8925, DRS-R8926, DRS-R8927).

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