Curriculum

Preparing students to 
lead social change.

Preparing students to
lead social change.

Curriculum

Program Prerequisites

Applicants are expected to have adequate coursework in the following areas. Applicants who did not graduate from a CACREP-accredited or equivalent program will be assessed to determine whether they have adequate coursework in the following master’s-level counseling course areas and whether they need to complete additional master’s-level courses prior to the beginning of the doctoral program.

Requisite Course Areas and Equivalent Courses at Adler:

  • Professional, Legal, and Ethical Issues in Counseling
  • Counseling Skills
  • Counseling Theories
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Counseling Multicultural Communities
  • Group Counseling
  • Appraisal and Assessment
  • Research and Program Evaluation
  • Career Development Theories and Interventions
  • Diagnosis of Maladaptive Behavior
  • Couple and Family Counseling (or a course in systems theory/child and adolescent counseling)
  • Addictions Counseling
  • Clinical training: Counseling practicum/internship (a minimum of 600 hours)

The Doctor of Philosophy in Counselor Education and Supervision is a 60 credit program. As part of the program, students will complete a clinical practicum, an internship, social justice internship, comprehensive examination and dissertation. Curriculum for this program includes:

Core Curriculum:

  • Professional Orientation and Scholarly Endeavors I 
  • Professional Orientation and Scholarly Endeavors II
  • Professional Orientation and Scholarly Endeavors III 
  • Advanced Counseling Theories, Integration, & Change
  • Advanced Multicultural Counseling, Advocacy, & Leadership
  • Pedagogy in Counselor Education
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Program Research, Evaluation, and Development
  • Trauma, Crisis, and Disaster Interventions
  • Advanced Group Counseling and Supervision
  • Advanced Techniques in Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Qualitative Research Methods in Counseling
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Counseling
  • Applied Statistical and Qualitative Analyses in Research
  • Consultation in Counseling and Mental Health

Electives:

Students may choose three, three-hour courses offered by the program, or 700- or 800-level courses listed in the department elective menu with approval from their Faculty Advisor.

Advanced Clinical Practicum:

  • Advanced Clinical Counseling Practicum and Seminar

Field Training: Counselor Education and Supervision Internships 
Internships and seminars listed below can be taken concurrently. However, Social Justice Internships must be taken in the order of I and II.

Required Internship Courses:

  • DCES Internship and Seminar I
  • DCES Internship and Seminar II 
  • DCES Internship and Seminar III
  • DCES Internship and Seminar IV 

For students who have taken Social Justice Practicum at Adler in their master’s-level studies prior to the admissions to the Ph.D. CES program:

  • DCES Internship and Seminar V
  • DCES Internship and Seminar VI 

Students who did not have Social Justice Practicum at Adler in their master’s-level studies prior to the admissions to the Ph.D. CES program at Adler are required to take Social Justice Internship in the fall and spring semesters of their third year in the program:

  • Social Justice Internship I
  • Social Justice Internship II

DCES Comprehensive Examination:

  • DCES Comprehensive Examination

Dissertation

  • DCES Dissertation I
  • DCES Dissertation II 
  • DCES Dissertation III

Find course descriptions and more information in the Adler University course catalog at adler.edu/catalog.