Counselor Education & Supervision (Ed.D.)

Are you ready to move your counseling career forward as an advanced clinician or supervisor? Or perhaps you're interested in becoming an educator or researcher in a university setting. Marymount University now offers the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision to prepare individuals holding a master’s degree in Counseling for leadership positions in universities, mental health agencies, and schools.

This program supports Marymount’s commitment to the training of counseling professionals who uphold the highest ethical standards, proficient in and sensitive to the needs of multicultural populations. The Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision will enable you to gain the advanced clinical and supervisory skills needed to serve diverse populations.

Program Strengths

  • Full-time cohort day format, providing opportunities for continued collaboration with faculty and fellow students
  • Convenient, Metro-accessible location in northern Virginia

Program Objectives

As a student in the program, you will

  • develop an identity as a counselor educator and demonstrate evidence of leadership in professional counseling associations, mental health agencies, and schools
  • apply advanced clinical and supervisory skills and competencies in field-based settings while demonstrating awareness of and sensitivity to issues of diversity experienced by clients and students
  • conduct research and generate new knowledge in the field of counseling
  • design, implement, and evaluate curricula and demonstrate effective pedagogy in the field of counseling

Core Prerequisite Requirements

48 credits (from a previously earned master's degree in Counseling)

  • CE 500 Research and Evaluation
  • CE 501 Bases of Psychopathology or CE 529 Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence
  • CE 502 Foundations, Ethics, and Professional Issues in Clinical Mental Health Counseling or CE 560 Foundations, Ethics, and Professional Issues in School Counseling
  • CE 503 Advanced Human Growth and Development
  • CE 508 Crisis Intervention
  • CE 509 Substance Abuse Assessment and Intervention
  • CE 510 Survey of Testing and Assessment
  • CE 520 Theories of Counseling
  • CE 522 Counseling for Individuals
  • CE 523 Group Counseling Techniques
  • CE 524 Theories and Techniques of Family Counseling
  • CE 530 Career Development Counseling
  • CE 551 Multicultural Counseling
  • CE 597 Practicum in Counseling (3 credits)
  • CE 599 Internship in Counseling (6 credits)

Ed.D. Degree Requirements

60 credits

  • CE 701 Advanced Diagnostic Classification and Treatment of Mental Disorders
  • CE 702 Professional Issues in Counselor Education and Supervision
  • CE 710 Assessment of Social and Personality Functioning
  • CE 720 Advanced Theories and Models in Counselor Education
  • CE 723 Advanced Group Counseling Techniques and Issues
  • CE 725 Theories and Models in Counseling Supervision
  • CE 801 Advanced Clinical Skills Assessment Lab
  • CE 803 Advanced Clinical Practicum
  • CE 805 Internship in Counselor Education (6 credits over 2 semesters)
  • CE 809 Practicum in Counselor Supervision
  • CE 810 Multivariate Analysis and Advanced Research Design
  • CE 813 Qualitative Research Designs
  • CE 815 Empirical Basis of Research
  • CE 899 Dissertation Preparation (9 credits)
  • Electives (9 credits)
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