2019-2020 Catalog

Counselor Education and Supervision, Doctor of Philosophy

City University of Seattle’s Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision Program promotes a scholar-practitioner model for advanced counseling, supervision, teaching, research, leadership, and advocacy. Operating from a multicultural and social justice context, this doctoral program prepares students for practitioner roles in counselor education and supervision, professorial roles within academia, and scholarship and research roles within the counseling field. Graduates will lead in their communities through service and advocacy in the profession. The cadre of doctoral faculty support counselor educators and supervisors in their efforts to promote awareness, knowledge, and skills in interacting with economically, socially, and culturally diverse members of our communities.

The Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision will prepare students to:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of ethical and culturally relevant counseling.
  • Collaborate with supervisees to enhance client/student outcomes in an ethical and culturally relevant manner.
  • Apply adult learning theory to deliver developmentally and culturally relevant counselor education in national and global contexts, in a manner that facilitates lifelong learning.
  • Inform professional practice by generating new knowledge for the profession.
  • Demonstrate skills in orally presenting the results of scholarly inquiry.
  • Demonstrate professional leadership by advocating on behalf of the profession and in relation to multicultural and social justice issues.