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Walden News // Jan 05, 2010

Walden University Offers New PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision

Minneapolis—Jan. 4, 2010—Walden University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences now offers a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision to provide counseling professionals with the skills and experience the need to take a leadership role in a clinical, community, academic, nonprofit or research setting.

Earning a doctoral degree in this profession is more important now than ever because of a recent change to professional standards established by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) that require new faculty members of CACREP–accredited programs to hold doctoral degrees in counselor education and supervision by 2013.

Aligned with national standards for counselor education and Walden’s mission of social change, the new program will allow counseling professionals to learn from nationally recognized experts in the profession; gain advanced clinical and related experience to enhance professional development; develop methods for conducting effective counseling-related program evaluations; and design, implement and analyze their own research related to the counseling profession.

Students can choose from the General Program or five specializations to develop expertise in a focused, highly relevant area. The General Program allows students to choose two elective courses in their area of interest with the option of applying those electives to complete a specialization in Consultation, Counseling and Social Change, Forensic Mental Health Counseling, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, or Trauma and Crisis.

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About Walden University
For 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 36,000 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of 45 online and campus-based universities in 20 countries.

Walden offers more than 40 degree programs with more than 180 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include: health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology and engineering. For more information, visit Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association,