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Choose one of the few PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision programs available online, and advance your teaching and counseling skills.
Study to effectively apply consultation skills to improve individual, group, and organizational performance. Share your counseling skills and expertise as you solve problems and make recommendations in a range of settings, including primary and organizations, and business and industry.
Walden students have 8 years to complete their doctoral program unless they petition for an extension.
In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation/doctoral study course until they complete their capstone project and it is approved. This usually takes longer than the minimum required terms in the dissertation/doctoral study course shell.
To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook.
This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. For a personalized estimate of the number of your transfer credits that Walden would accept, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.
|Course Code||COUN 8671||Course||Consulting for Organizational Change||Credits||(5 cr.)|
|Course Code||COUN 8672||Course||Psychological Consultation||Credits||(5 cr.)|
In this course, students explore methods for accelerating individual, group, and organizational performance through consulting, coaching, and change management. Students address topics such as organizational assessment; team development; strategic planning; group dynamics; power, politics, and influence; leadership; and conflict management. Applications include the assessment of an organization and the development of strategies to address identified needs for change.
What is the role of consultation in the delivery of psychological services and how does it differ from therapy or counseling? Students in this course have the opportunity to answer such questions as they examine the history, theory, process, and methods in the field of psychological consultation. They explore the qualifications and techniques required of psychologists who consult in various settings, including the courtroom; business and industry; and educational, mental health, and medical situations. Students apply concepts and theories learned in the course to a consultation action plan based on personal experience or one anticipated in a future professional situation. Through this project, students consider multiple factors, such as setting, clients, data collection, professional challenges, multicultural considerations, and ethical issues.
|Course Code||DRWA 8000||Course||Doctoral Writing Assessment||Credits||(0 cr.)|
This course is part of Walden's commitment to help prepare students to meet the university's expectations for writing in courses at the doctoral level. In this course, students write a short academic essay that will be scored by a team of writing assessors. Based on the essay score, students will be guided toward any further recommended or required writing support needed to meet writing proficiency standards. This required course is free. Students will be enrolled automatically in it after they complete their first term of their doctoral program.
*Learn more about completion requirements for students who are not licensed professional counselors with a master’s degree in counseling or who have not graduated from a CACREP-accredited master’s program.
†Due to the practicum requirements of this program, applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or U.S. territories at the time of admission and currently reside in the United States or U.S. territories at the time of admission to be eligible for this program. U.S. military personnel stationed abroad should contact their enrollment advisor to determine eligibility.