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Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision

Serve, Train, and Educate the Next Generation of Counselors
With the Townsend Institute’s Ph.D. Counselor Education & Supervision Program

If you are seeking licensure, we invite you to explore our M.A. in Counseling program.

Equip healers for impactful change

The Ph.D. in Counselor Education & 康考迪亚大学欧文分校汤森研究所的监督汇集了专家教师和研究员,使您能够提供咨询, teach, serve, 并在最高层次上倡导他人——所有这些都以个人和灵活的在线形式进行.

Through a biblically-informed perspective, you will demonstrate advanced skills, knowledge, 咨询和相关教育项目认证委员会(CACREP)规定的五个核心博士领域的专业倾向:咨询, Supervision, Teaching, Research & Scholarship, Leadership & Advocacy.


Accessible: Online + 2 In-Person Residencies


Affordable: $795 Cost Per Unit

WASC | Senior College and University Commission

Accredited: WSCUC Accredited


Accelerated: 3-4 Year Program

Program Highlights

  • Be equipped as a leader in the field of counseling
  • Learn to counsel, teach, and serve at the highest level
  • Personally learn from Dr. John Townsend
  • Engage with world-class Christian thought leaders

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我们的毕业生将在咨询领域进行研究,并成为全国各地的思想领袖, contributing to the research base in our profession.

Dr. Margaret Christmas Thomas
Dean, Townsend Institute

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Founded by best-selling author and leading Christian thought leader Dr. John Townsend, 康考迪亚大学欧文分校的汤森研究所汇集了来自全国各地各行各业的基督徒. For years, Dr. 汤森与研究所的研究员和教职员工一起,一直在改变人们的生活. 现在你们也有机会向拥有数十年实战经验的大师们学习.

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, 并允许你与你的论文主席见面,开始发展你的论文.


实习和实习经历(实地经验)是你博士学位不可分割的一部分.D. program. Following CACREP standards, a total of 700 hours must be fulfilled.


整个项目只需要两次面对面的驻留,其中一次将在我们与Dr. Townsend at our Concordia University Irvine campus in Orange County, CA. 你的700小时的实地工作将包括实习和实习经验,可以在你生活和工作的任何地方完成.


最后,论文(12个单元)是博士课程的最终项目. Under the guidance of a dissertation chair and committee members, 你将准备在咨询领域的原创性研究,主要侧重于咨询教育的五个核心内容领域中的至少一个 & Supervision. 论文研究涉及到论文研究设计的实施, collection and analysis of data, and reporting and discussion of research findings. 论文研究的高潮是论文和论文答辩的顺利完成.


Core Courses

  • CES 700: Doctoral Studies Orientation in Counselor Education and Supervision (.5 Units)
  • CES 701:咨询教育者的职业定位、道德和身份 (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)
  • ces706:辅导员教育中的领导、咨询和项目评估 (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)

Research Requirements

  • 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)
  • ces753:心理咨询教育领导者的定性研究设计与分析 (3 Units)
  • CES 754: Advanced Quantitative Research and Statistics in Counselor Education (3 Units)
    CES 755: Advanced Qualitative Research in Counselor Education (3 Units)

Research Seminars

  • 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)

Dissertation Seminars

  • CES 781: Dissertation (4 Units)
  • CES 782: Dissertation (4 Units)
  • CES 791: Dissertation (4 Units)

Extensions (as needed)

  • CES 792: Dissertation (1 Unit)

Optional Electives

  • 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.

Doctoral residencies provide students an opportunity to meet with faculty, administrators, 并随着行业专业人士加深他们对咨询师专业技能和知识的教育. 博士生也将与他们的同辈建立联系,继续建立专业关系. During each Residency, 学生将参与相关工作,以展示在五个核心领域(咨询)的技能, supervision, teaching, research, leadership, and advocacy) with faculty, peers, 以及康考迪亚大学欧文分校和汤森学院其他课程的学生.

Learn directly from our core faculty of experienced Christian professionals, while also enjoying access to the renowned Townsend Institute Fellows.

Your experience in the Ph.D. in Counselor Education & 监督将由汤森学院的核心教师指导,他们是经验丰富的专业人士,忠于大学的学习使命, service, and leadership.

汤森德学院坐落在欧文的康考迪亚大学内,这是一所私立的路德教大学. 康考迪亚大学位于南加州,每年在校园内和网上为4000多名学生提供服务. Centered by a Christian worldview, and guided by the Great Commission, Concordia is home to a thoughtful and caring community of learners.

The Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision serves learners whose goals are to become educators, supervisors, clinician-administrators, researchers, scholars, and/or leader-advocates in the field of mental health counseling.

根据美国劳工统计局的数据,与咨询师教育相关的职位 & 预计到2026年,监管的增长速度将高于加州和全国所有职业的预计增长率. Furthermore, individuals in professions related to Counselor Education & 根据加州和全国的标准,监管人员的工资水平高于平均水平,失业率低于平均水平. The bottom line? Earning your terminal degree in Counselor Education & 在你的整个职业生涯中,上司会给你带来良好的工作和薪水.

Additionally, if your career desires include teaching, 行业的变化现在要求所有教师职位的招聘都来自咨询和相关教育项目认证委员会(CACREP)认可的项目——咨询领域的“黄金标准”. Building on the strengths of the Townsend Institute's CACREP-accredited M.A. Counseling: Clinical Mental Health, our Ph.D. 该项目是根据CACREP的标准制定的,目的是为了获得认证,并让你充分获得对这种博士学位开放的就业机会.

Applications for the Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision can be submitted online.

Application Requirements

  • An application with nonrefundable application fee of $50
  • Student Success Fee: $50
  • Master's degree in Counseling or closely related field
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in Counseling from CACREP accredited program
    • 如果硕士学位不是CACREP认证的,可能需要额外的课程
    • 如果硕士学位是在相关领域,将需要额外的课程
  • Transcripts from all graduate-level coursework
  • GRE (within past 5 years)
  • Resume/CV
  • Copy of clinical license (or indication of licensure status or eligibility)
  • 意向书和目标声明与获得咨询教育和监督博士学位相称
  • 与咨询领域相关的学术写作样本:必须展示适当的APA格式,包括研究引用. No more than 10 pages. May be a previous paper from earlier masters’ work, but should be updated to include research from the past 5 years)
  • 2 Letters of Professional Reference (with accompanying Reference form).
  • Submission of video demonstration of applicant’s clinical skills (20-30 min. Must not be an actual client)
  • Interview with program faculty

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