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Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at 马会论坛’s

Through excellence in education, the mission of the Department of Counseling and Human Services is to prepare graduates of the Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program to work as advanced clinicians, educators and researchers. In their careers, our graduates integrate Marianist values related to promoting justice, peace and human dignity as they serve in an increasingly pluralistic, changing and global society. 

The mission of the doctoral concentration in Counselor Education and Supervision is to prepare Counselor Educators to work as advanced clinicians, educators, supervisors, leaders and researchers who integrate Marianist values related to promoting justice, peace, and human dignity as they serve in an increasingly pluralistic, changing and global society. 

The program is open to students from diverse philosophical and religious backgrounds. The diverse student population adds to the richness of the training experience. 

Counseling: Clinical expertise through the advanced mastery of their theoretical approach to counseling and engaging with others who have diverse theoretical approaches through the following: completion of Advanced Counseling Theories, Advanced Multicultural Assessment, Advanced Clinical Practicum and Supervision Internship, as well as student鈥檚 collaborative exchanges with peers, supervisees and faculty members.

Leadership and Advocacy: A culturally competent, growth-fostering working knowledge base of leadership and advocacy skills that is applicable to their respective professional counseling affiliations, client base, local community, and the broader sociopolitical context, which, for international students, are applicable to their home country. Students are encouraged to join national and state professional counseling associations, such as the American Counseling Association, the Texas Counseling Association and divisions of these organizations. They are also encouraged to take initial steps toward providing professional service in such a way that will allow them opportunities to advocate for counseling and the clients they serve.

Professional Identity: Successive steps towards the development of a well-rounded professional identity. These activities are assessed and measured by their engagement through any and/or all of the following: professional memberships, presentations, publications, leadership roles, service, advocacy, counseling, supervision, teaching and or other professionally related counseling activities.

Research and Scholarship: Knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative research design along with the ability of when to and how to implement the appropriate designs, statistical analyses and interpretation through the following: development of research projects, successful submission of IRB proposals, completion of data collection and analyses and a final manuscript written in APA style. All students are encouraged to submit their research results for publication and presentation upon the completion of their research sequence.

Supervision: Knowledge of counselor and counselor trainee supervision that involves a working knowledge of legal, ethical and multicultural skills that foster the development of a personal style of supervision. This supervision style will be measured by the creation of a supervision agreement to include style of supervision, the development of a philosophical supervision paper, the supervision of a minimum of one entry-level master’s student and evaluations through video recording, supervisee鈥檚 experience and faculty review.

Teaching: Knowledge and skills of Counselor Education, instruction, and the understanding of challenges in higher education through the development of the students teaching portfolio, which contains the following: personal philosophy of teaching, philosophy of assessing students, teaching evaluations from both faculty and students, and student-developed instructional materials.

Program Objectives

The deadline to apply to the Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program is Feb. 1. For more information, contact Francis Farrell, Administrative Assistant, at 210-438-6400 or ffarrell@stmarytx.edu.

  • Degree Plan

    The program takes a minimum of three years to complete and includes two years of full-time study and one year of research, which culminates with the dissertation defense. Students are allowed to move through the program at a slower pace to accommodate work and life obligations.

    Students are required to pass a comprehensive examination and complete a dissertation as part of this degree program.

    Students can choose between three concentrations:

    • NeuroFeedback
    • Play Therapy
    • Relational-Cultural Theory and Social Justice
  • Courses

    Integrated course work and clinical experiences help students formulate their personal approaches to counselor education and supervision. In addition, the program places emphasis on the student鈥檚 abilities to demonstrate personal growth and development. Courses are offered in the late afternoon or evening to accommodate working students. 

    Highlighted courses include: 

    • Advanced Theories of Counseling 
    • Process of Supervision in Counselor Education 
    • Theory and Practice of University Teaching 
    • Leadership, Advocacy, and Service 

3
Year degree program
3
Level process: Praxis, theory and philosophical foundations
$66,405
Median annual earnings for Counselor Educators

  • CACREP-Accredited


    The program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education. CACREP requires that all Counselor Education and Supervision students obtain course work and clinical experiences that are equivalent to a CACREP-approved master鈥檚 program in addition to the course work required for the doctoral Counselor Education and Supervision program.


Outside the Classroom

Students can provide counseling, supervision, teaching, leadership and advocacy and/or supervision services for their internship courses. Supervisors must hold a doctoral degree (or course work beyond a master鈥檚 degree) in a mental health field to provide the required on-site supervision for doctoral-level students. Each intern is supervised by a full-time faculty member of the department. 

Students consult with their academic advisers and the Program Director to determine sites that would provide experiences fitting their academic, clinical and research interests. The faculty supervisor facilitates discussions in group supervision sessions and monitors each student鈥檚 progress, assisting whenever possible to maximize the educational experience. 

Students are encouraged to join national and state professional counseling associations, such as the American Counseling Association, the Texas Counseling Association and divisions of these organizations. 



Admission Requirements

To be considered for enrollment in the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program, applicants must submit the following:

  • Statement of purpose
  • Research interests
  • Professional interests
  • Intercultural and social justice competence
  • Professional experiences (how you identify as a professional counselor)
  • 颁痴/谤茅蝉耻尘茅

GRE scores are not required for admission. Apply via the .

The deadline to apply to the Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program is Feb. 1.


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