Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision in D.C.

Program Description

The field of counseling thrives on life-long learning and professional development for counselors to continue to provide ethical and effective mental health services to the larger community. 

The Chicago School's Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program, offered at the Washington, D.C. campus, prepares students with a strong grounding in the theoretical and practical aspects of counseling. 

The curriculum integrates client assessment and diagnoses to generate best practices and enhance the practice of counseling. Students benefit from extensive engagement in qualitative and quantitative research with the highest level of professional and ethical standards. They learn how to analyze learning outcomes and design teaching methods relevant to counselor education.

Our Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program prepares professionals to be educators and leaders in the field of counseling and apply the principles of counseling psychology, education, and supervision in addressing the needs of specific populations. 

Graduates from our Washington, D.C. campus will be prepared to select, implement, and supervise educational methodologies for counselor education that meet a wide variety of individual, group and organizational needs—including those offered in nonprofit, institutional, and non-institutional settings.


Counselor Supervision and Education




Total Credits


Fieldwork Requirements

100 hours of practicum; 600 hours of internship, including 100 hours of teaching, 100 hours of supervision, and additional hours developed in collaboration with faculty, which may include hours in counseling, consultation, research, and/or professional leadership.

Program Time to Completion

  • Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution in counseling or counseling psychology
  • N/A
  • Program candidates must be LCPC license-eligible (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor), LPC license eligible (Licensed Professional Counselor), or other state equivalent license-eligible for professional licensure
  • It is preferred that candidates have 1-2 years of counseling experience prior to admission
Admission Requirements

GRE Requirements

Sample Courses

Issues in Counselor Education and Supervision

This seminar explores current issues for counselors, counselor educators, and counselor supervisors related to professional identity and responsibilities. Topics include, but are not limited to: consultation, crisis intervention, leadership, and advocacy. The counselor's advocacy role is stressed, both in advocacy for clients and advocacy for the profession.

Advanced Psychopathology

This course provides an in-depth survey and understanding of the range of mental disorders. The overall objective of the course is to enable students to appropriately diagnose psychopathology for purposes of efficacious treatment and the facilitation of clear clinical dialogue and agreement with fellow professionals. The course emphasizes research as it pertains to empirically-based treatments for a variety of mental health disorders. Additionally, issues of culture and gender as it relates to mental health diagnoses are discussed. Diagnostic criteria are drawn primarily from the DSM-IV-TR with some contribution from other sources considered as appropriate.

Qualitative Research Methods

Prerequisite: CE 620. The field of qualitative research is reviewed for the applications to the discipline of psychology. Primarily focused on cultural research, this course examines the methods that can be credibly employed to examine cultural and cross cultural research in psychology. Topics include: qualitative design frameworks, establishing trustworthiness and credibility, threats to trustworthiness and mediation strategies, data collection, data analysis, and results reporting.

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