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Doctorate Education in Professional Counseling and Supervision

The Ed.D. in Professional Counseling and Supervision is an applied doctorate with an emphasis on the application of knowledge through continued practice. The program begins each summer with a cohort of 12 students.The 36-hour program is completed in two years of continuous enrollment. Two doctoral level courses are offered each term. The Education in Professional Counseling and Supervision course is offered by University of West Georgia.

Ph. D. Program in Counseling Psychology

The doctoral program in counseling psychology is APA accredited. Our program follows the Boulder model for preparing scientist-practitioners, with an emphasis on social justice issues. The University of Kentucky Counseling Psychology program closely follows the American Psychological Association guidelines for professional practice.

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Counselling deals with helping people overcome emotional and professional challenges in their lives, from career planning, relationship problems, stress, and health issues. Some forms of counselling may also help clients cope with serious mental health issues like chronic anxiety and depression, physical illness and trauma. Counsellors help people to evaluate themselves, accept responsibility for their actions, and make good choices for their future. The relationship between counsellor and client is built on trust and understanding.

Counselling is a broad field including various forms of emotional as well as professional support including: academic advising, art therapy, coaching, psychotherapy, career counselling, psychiatry, school counselling, social work, and others.

Counselling students acquire knowledge about human behaviour, advanced interpersonal skills, learn ethical and professional boundaries and, depending on the career path chosen, may gain therapeutic capacities. Counsellors need a high understanding of themselves, strong empathy, a desire to help people, and ability to contain relationship-based processes taking place between themselves and their clients or patients.

Counsellors facilitate the optimal development of individuals, groups, and organizations, taking into account cultural diversity, personal history, age, educational background and other factors.

Counselling graduates can find work in a variety of settings, including education, human resources, community mental health, private practice, social care services, substance abuse treatment, sexual assault, and corrections.

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