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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision


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Chicago and Washington D.C.

Program Overview

The purpose of the post master’s Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision program is to engage learners in the evaluation of the theoretical and practical aspects of counseling through both qualitative and quantitative research, and to prepare them to act as educators and leaders in the field of counseling. Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision learners will be equipped with the knowledge and experiences necessary to assume leadership roles in both academic and professional settings, having been equipped with the highest degrees of professional and ethical standards.  

Ultimately, the objectives of the Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision program are to ensure the development of professionals who apply knowledge about principles of counseling psychology, education and supervision to work more effectively with specific populations. Graduates will be able to select, implement, and supervise educational methodologies to meet the individual, group and organizational needs of specific populations, including non-profit, for-profit and institutional and non-institutional settings.

Program Mission

The mission of the Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision is to prepare mental health professionals as leaders who possess the skills to educate, motivate, advocate and innovate within the field of counseling, and foster the development of a robust professional identity for the counseling profession.

Program Philosophy

The purpose of the post master’s Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision program is to engage learners in the evaluation of the theoretical and practical aspects of counseling through both qualitative and quantitative research, and to prepare them to act as educators and leaders in the field of counseling. The program adopts a constructivist framework, promoting an academic environment that is sensitive to difference. Counselor Education and Supervision learners will be equipped with the knowledge and experiences necessary to assume leadership roles in both academic and professional settings, having been equipped with the highest degrees of professional and ethical standards. 

The aims of the Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision program are to ensure the development of professionals who apply knowledge about principles of counseling psychology, education and supervision to work more effectively with specific populations. Graduates will be able to select, implement, and supervise educational methodologies to meet the individual, group and organizational needs of specific populations, including non-profit, for-profit and institutional and non-institutional settings.

Program Learning Outcomes

Professional Practice

  • Apply the theories of leadership, teaching and supervision to counseling education; analyze learning outcomes assessed within the field of counselor education and supervision; design and implement instructional theory and teaching methods relevant to counselor education, and leadership theory, leadership roles, and advocacy; to design assessment of learning outcomes within the field of counselor education; evaluate assessment designs used in the examining learning outcomes within the field of counselor education.
  • Utilize theoretical applications to the treatment of individuals and groups within the context of counselor education and supervision; analyze tools pertaining to the principles and practice of counseling, career development, group work, family systems, and consultation; design tools pertaining to the principles and practice of counseling, career development, group work, family systems, and consultation; evaluate tools pertaining to the principles and practice of counseling, career development, group work, family systems, and consultation.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the utilization of theoretical applications in the treatment of individuals and groups within the context of counselor education and supervision; the ability to analyze interviews, case histories, psychometric instruments, observations and related methods to generate best practices; generate reports through the interpretation of various data on individuals and groups in the context of counselor education and supervision; critique procedures used to select, administer, and interpret tests designed to assess individuals (i.e. intelligence, aptitudes, abilities, interests, etc.), and the ethical use and interpretation of data.

Diversity

  • Apply knowledge on identity related to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, religious belief, and ability, to issues in counselor education and supervision; the ability to select interventions that acknowledge, preserve and promote diversity of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, religious belief and ability; the ability to revise existing interventions that are not inclusive and to compare and critique policies mindful of the impact of privilege, prejudice, oppression, culture and sociopolitical structures.

Professional Behavior

  • Apply the ethical standards and guidelines of counseling, counselor education and counselor supervision to issues, cases and situations discussed in the classroom and at their practicum site; analyze professional ethical standards (e.g. ACA Code of Ethics, others relevant codes of ethics) and laws as they relate to the professional delivery of services in the field of counselor education and supervision; design activities, interventions, and research that take into consideration the demands imposed by professional ethics upon the field of counselor education and supervision; evaluate issues and research in the field of counselor education and supervision from the perspective of ethics.

Scholarship

  • Apply the principles of social science research to the field of counselor education and supervision; analyze the strengths and limitations of using qualitative and quantitative research in the field of counselor education and supervision; design research methodologies that may be used to further knowledge in the field of counselor education and supervision; evaluate studies to identify gaps and opportunities to refine the existing body of knowledge in the field of counselor education and supervision.

Admission Requirements

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology’s Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision program will consider students with a master’s degree in counseling or counseling psychology from an accredited institution who are LCPC license-eligible (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor), LPC license eligible (Licensed Professional Counselor), or other state equivalent license-eligible for professional licensure. It is preferred that applicants have one to two years of counseling experience prior to admission. Applicants will be judged on their overall ability to do graduate work.

Additional Factors considered in admission will be: GPA from graduate schools (generally 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required), successful work history after completion of the master’s degree, GRE scores (optional), and an essay describing the applicant’s professional goals related to their professional counselor identity, the program, as well as a self-assessment of the challenges and resources needed for successful completion. An ideal candidate is one who can successfully represent herself/himself within the stated criteria and is presently working in the counseling field, and who is interested in working in professional and/or academic settings.

Applicants for the Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision program must submit the following materials to be considered for admission.

  • Completed application form with $50 application fee
  • All official college/university transcripts from all schools attended (undergraduate and graduate)
  • Essay Résumé/curriculum vitae, highlighting relevant work, volunteer, and research experiences
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Applicants to not need to be licensed as a professional counselor to apply to the program.  If an applicant is licensed, please list the state in which you are licensed and the specific type of license

Applicant Notification

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology reviews applications on a rolling basis. Once review begins, complete applications will be considered by the Admission Committee and applicants will be notified regarding the admission decision. The Chicago School of Professional Psychology does not share information or provide any feedback regarding admission decisions.

If a student is offered admission and in order to secure a place in the incoming class, a non-refundable tuition deposit of $250 will be required by the deposit deadline indicated in the offer of admission. The non-refundable deposit will be applied in full toward the student’s tuition upon enrollment.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • Successful completion of 60 credit hours of coursework
  • Successful completion of 600 hour internship 
  • Successful completion of dissertation

Policies

The following policies are located under Academic Policies and Procedures : Academic Calendar, Admissions Requirements, Attendance, Satisfactory Academic Progress, Service Learning, and Transfer Credit/Course Waiver. Click the link above for detailed information.

Dissertation

Doctoral students write a doctoral dissertation in the final year of their program of study, concurrent with their internship experiences. The dissertation utilizes measurement, data collection, and research design methods to address a problem of the student’s choosing. The dissertation makes an original contribution to the field of counseling education or supervision, and is structured as a formal product using the American Psychological Association (APA) format. The literature review provides a complete statement of all issues relevant to the topic. Students may present dissertation data at conferences (e.g., the ABAI conference) and summarize dissertation data for publication in a scholarly journal.

More specific information is located in the Program Guidebook

Internship

The Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision program requires 100 hours of practicum. Students are responsible for finding their own practicum sites, which must be approved by the Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision faculty and Department Chair. Students are allowed to earn income
during the practicum process The program entails 600 hours of Internship as outlined below:

  • Mandatory 100 hours of teaching
  • Mandatory 100 hours of supervision
  • Additional internship hours will be developed in conjunction with program faculty, and may include:
    • Counseling
    • Consultation
    • Research
    • Professional Leadership

More specific information is located in the Program Guidebook.

The Curriculum


Required Core: 60 credit hours

Program Total

Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision: 60 credit hours

Extension Courses


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