Preparing students to 
lead social change.

Preparing students to
lead social change.


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:

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


In addition to the core curriculum above, two electives are required to complete the program. Example elective courses include:

  • Asian Meditation Therapies
  • Advanced Adlerian Counseling and Parent Education
  • Advanced Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning
  • Advanced Systems, Couple and Family Counseling
  • Counseling Difficult, Defiant Adolescents
  • Leadership in Mental Health Practice
  • Special Topics for Counseling Diverse Populations
  • Veterans and Military Family Counseling

Find course descriptions and more information in the Adler University course catalog at