Through the core, research, and fieldwork components of the curriculum, you will engage with scholarly research, integrated learning, ethical leadership, effective communication, reflective practice, and community engagement applicable to your clinical supervision and expertise. A total of 60 units are required for completion of the program.
The Core Courses consist of 30.5 units of courses. Students complete 15 units of Research Courses and 2.5 units of Research Seminars that take place concurrently with the coursework, and allow you to meet with your dissertation chair to begin developing your dissertation.
The practicum and internship experiences (Field Experience) are an integral part of your Ph.D. program. Following CACREP standards, a total of 700 hours must be fulfilled.
Only 2 face-to-face residencies are required throughout the program – one of which will be fulfilled during our popular 4-day Kickoff Conference with Dr. Townsend at our Concordia University Irvine campus in Orange County, CA. Your 700 hours of fieldwork will consist of both practicum and internship experiences and can be completed wherever you live and work.
Finally, the Dissertation (12 units) is the culminating project of the doctoral program. Under the guidance of a dissertation chair and committee members, you will prepare original research in the field of counseling with a primary emphasis in at least one of the five core content areas of Counselor Education & Supervision. Dissertation research involves implementation of the dissertation research design, collection and analysis of data, and reporting and discussion of research findings. Dissertation research culminates in the successful completion of the dissertation and dissertation oral defense.
- CES 700: Doctoral Studies Orientation in Counselor Education and Supervision (.5 Units)
- CES 701: Professional Orientation, Ethics, and Identity for Counselor Educators (3 Units)
- CES 702: Instruction in Counselor Education and Supervision (3 Units)
- CES 703: Advanced Counseling and Career Theories (3 Units)
- CES 704: Counselor Supervision: Theories, Techniques, and Technology (3 Units)
- CES 706: Leadership, Consultation, and Program Evaluation in Counselor Education (3 Units)
- CES 707: Advanced Multicultural Issues in Counselor Education and Supervision (3 Units)
- CES 740: Counselor Education and Supervision Practicum (3 Units)
- CES 741: Counselor Education and Supervision Internship I (3 Units)
- CES 742: Counselor Education and Supervision Internship II (3 Units)
- CES 750: Advanced Research Theory, Methods, and Design I (3 Units)
- CES 751: Statistical Analysis for Counselor Education (3 Units)
- CES 752: Advanced Research Theory, Methods, and Design II (3 Units)
- CES 753: Qualitative Research Design and Analysis for Leaders in Counselor Education (3 Units)
- CES 754: Advanced Quantitative Research and Statistics in Counselor Education (3 Units)
CES 755: Advanced Qualitative Research in Counselor Education (3 Units)
- CES 771: Research Seminar I (.25 Units)
- CES 771A: Research Seminar I (Continued) (.25 Units)
- CES 772: Research Seminar II (.25 Units)
- CES 772A: Research Seminar II (Continued) (.25 Units)
- CES 773: Research Seminar III (.25 Units)
- CES 773A: Research Seminar III (Continued) (.25 Units)
- CES 774: Research Seminar IV (.25 Units)
- CES 774A: Research Seminar IV (Continued) (.25 Units)
- CES 774B: Research Seminar IV (Continued) (.25 Units)
- CES 775: Research Seminar V (.25 Units)
- CES 781: Dissertation (4 Units)
- CES 782: Dissertation (4 Units)
- CES 791: Dissertation (4 Units)
Extensions (as needed)
- CES 792: Dissertation (1 Unit)
- CES 705: Advanced Social Emotional Skills for Counselors and Special Educators (3 Unit)
- CES 724: Spiritual Formation and Issues in Integration (3 Unit)
- CES 725: Models and Application of Trauma Informed Practice (3 Unit)
For course descriptions, please see the Academic Catalog.