Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision

The Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at Adams State University prepares graduates to:

Dr. Susan Varhely

  • Work as counselor educators and supervisors, researchers and practitioners in academic and clinical settings.
  • Extend the knowledge base of the counseling profession in a climate of scholarly inquiry.
  • Publish and/or present the results of scholarly inquiry.
  • Inform professional practice by generating new knowledge for the profession through dissertation or comparable research projects focused on areas relevant to counseling practice, counselor education, and/or supervision.
  • Assume positions of leadership in the counseling profession and/or their area(s) of specialization.

Counselor Education and Supervision students at Adams State University will be:

  • Prepared to teach select courses in counseling skill, theory, ethics, research, assessment, group, supervision, instructional theory, and career.
  • Knowledgeable and skilled in the practice of advanced clinical counseling.
  • Knowledgeable and competent in cultural diversity.
  • Experienced in online course development, delivery, and counseling supervision.
  • Prepared to teach courses in the CACREP core.
  • Prepared to supervise counselors and counseling students who provide individual and group counseling.
  • Experienced in developing and conducting research.
  • Experienced in presenting research results at state, regional, and national conferences.
  •  Experienced in writing for professional publications.
  • Prepared to evaluate counselor education programs and clinical counseling sites.
  • Experienced as professional counseling leaders, mentors, practitioners, and consultants.
  • Experienced as active change advocates.