Courses for Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision

The faculty of the School of Education take pride in the curriculum they teach. Whether just beginning in the field of education as an undergraduate student or pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree, the coursework for the Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision program will prepare students to confidently and effectively make a difference in classrooms, school districts, and communities.

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
CESD 802

Advanced Counseling and Consulting Theory

This course provides students with advanced training in the skills and knowledge required to teach counseling and consulting theories based on the historical and philosophical bases of counseling and psychology, with emphasis on gestalt, cognitive, psychoanalysis, existentialism and behaviorism. Also included is a thorough examination of emerging consultation theories and practices.

CESD 804

Group Counseling

This course provides students with advanced training in the skills and knowledge required to teach group counseling based on different theoretical approaches and techniques of group therapy. The focus will be on group dynamics as they pertain to facilitation and counseling strategies and techniques in various types of groups including task, psycho-educational, counseling and psychotherapeutic. Spring only.

CESD 805

Counselor Education and Supervision in a Diverse Society

This course provides doctoral students with the awareness, knowledge, and skills required of counselors, counselor educators, and counseling supervisors if they are to be effective leaders in a pluralistic and diverse society. This course prepares students to continue developing multicultural competencies. Diversity and identity issues, multicultural models and frameworks, and ethical implications are explored in relation to their impact on therapeutic, instructional, consultative, and supervisory relationships. Also emphasized are issues regarding spirituality, religion, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, gender, advocacy, social justice, and related trauma, crisis, and disaster issues.

CESD 806

Methods of Individual Assessment

This course provides a comprehensive examination of psychometric procedures used to develop, validate and use psychological instruments. Students gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical basis for the statistical analyses of groups and individuals, including test development, norms, reliability, validity, standard error, testing procedures, and the interpretation of test scores.

CESD 810

Counseling Supervision Practicum I

During the seminar course, program faculty provide doctoral students with weekly group and/or individual supervision related to the doctoral student's supervisory experiences with Master's degree candidates. In addition, doctoral students present challenging supervisory cases and discuss methods for conceptualizing the case and the appropriate use of supervision theories/techniques. These clinical case presentations are facilitated by the program faculty member to ensure the doctoral trainee's development in assessment, intervention, evaluation, cultural competence, case conceptualization and documentation, self_evaluation, consultation, effective use of supervision and other areas related to their competence as a clinical supervisor.

CESD 814

Doctoral Research & Design Seminar

This course provides students with an introduction to qualitative and quantitative approaches to research design and methodology. The selection and application of appropriate research methods and designs are explored. In-depth investigations of design considerations, along with the strengths and limitations of various designs are also examined.

CESD 815

Instructional Methods Seminar and Practice

This course provides doctoral students with the opportunity to examine historic and current theories and practices of teaching and learning. Students will examine instructional methods that are based on individual, environmental and psychological processes that determine knowledge and behavior change. The course offers an opportunity to examine processes that affect learning, e.g., perception, cognition, memory motivation, modeling, decision-making, and emotions, in a counselor education program.

CESD 818

Counseling Supervision: Theory and Practice

This course provides students with an overview of counseling supervision theories and techniques. Students will apply supervision theories and techniques in providing individual and group supervision to master's degree candidates in their counseling practicum and internship.

CESD 824

Professional Development and Contemporary Issues in Counselor Education: Supervision

This course seeks to facilitate the development of counselor educators’ and supervisors’ professional identity through the examination of the profession’s perspectives of career development and related pedagogy, professional ethics, social justice and advocacy, and crisis, trauma, and disaster issues.

CESD 831

Doctoral Practicum

This seminar provides a weekly supervised clinical experience for doctoral students. Emphasis will be on the integration of theory and research with practice in order to develop the students' ability to conduct individual and group counseling and consultation sessions with children, adolescents, adult clients, and other related family members and professionals. Emphasis will be on direct and indirect clinical contact that will promote the prospective counselors' development in assessment, intervention, evaluation, cultural competence, case conceptualization and documentation, self_evaluation, consultation, effective use of supervision and other areas related to their competence as a counselor. Video and audio tape analysis of their counseling experiences may be required.

CESD 835

"Counselor Education and Supervision Internship I

This seminar prepares students to complete the requirements to establish program approved Internships (I & II) in Counselor Education and Supervision.

CESD 836

Counselor Education and Supervision Internship II

This seminar prepares students to complete the requirements to establish program approved Internships (I & II) in Counselor Education and Supervision.

CESD 841

Professional Writing in Counselor Education

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to academic writing at the Ph.D. level and to introduce students to the expectations for quality scholarship across the various writing tasks associated with doctoral study and beyond. The basic elements of APA style and format, and the accepted academic standards expected for professionals in counseling are reviewed. Various principles of rhetoric, logic, evidence-based argument construction, critical reading and critical thinking are introduced.

CESD 842

Dissertation Seminar

This course provides the students with a framework to initiate the dissertation proposal process. The course emphasis is on the development of a research topic, the steps in the development of an effective review of historic and current literature, and the process of selecting an appropriate research design.

CESD 850

Doctoral Dissertation in Counselor Education & Supervision

This capstone experience is successfully completed when the student's dissertation committee approves the written and oral presentation of the originally proposed doctoral research, and the finished product is electronically submitted and accepted by the University. If doctoral candidates need time beyond the semester in which they registered for their 6th dissertation credit, they must maintain continuous enrollment in the Program.

GREV 510

Statistics I

This course is an introduction to descriptive and inferential statistics. Topics addressed include: basic statistical and research concepts, graphical displays of data, measures of central tendency and variability, standardized scores, normal distribution, probability, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, sampling distributions, correlation, simple linear regression, t-tests, one-factor analysis of variance, and chi-square test. The SPSS for Windows computer software package will be used.

GREV 610

Educational Statistics II

This course is the second in a sequence of three statistics courses. The major topics focused upon are analysis of variance and multiple regression. Specific areas include: one-way ANOVA, factorial ANOVA, post-hoc analysis, evaluation of model assumptions, repeated measures analysis, analysis of covariance, and bivariate and multiple regression procedures.

GREV 611

Statistics III

This course is the third in a sequence of three statistics courses. Students are introduced to the multivariate normal distribution. Topics include multiple regression analysis, multivariate analysis of variance and covariance, factor analysis, canonical correlation, discriminant function analysis and logistic regression. Class sessions will consist of direct instruction and whole- class discussion of the statistical concepts and underlying foundations, in- class team work to solve problems and interpret results, and a lab component designed to illustrate and practice the use of statistical software to conduct analyses.

GREV 721

Theoretical Foundations of Qualitative Research

This course is designed to explore the use of qualitative research techniques in educational and clinical applications. Course content will cover the historical, philosophical and cultural issues involved in qualitative research as well as strategies and tactics for fieldwork, types of ethnographic approaches, ethical concerns, types and nature of interpretative research and participatory approaches to research.

GREV 722

Advanced Methods in Qualitative Research

This doctoral-level course develops advanced understandings and applications of specific qualitative research methods. Students examine various methodological and inquiry paradigms. Emphasis is placed on the use of methods that are contextually congruent with students' disciplinary research needs.