Counselor Education at ASU

Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision:

The Ph.D. program is designed to prepare counselor educators and supervisors to:

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  • Serve as faculty members, researchers and practitioners in academic and clinical settings.
  • Publish and present the results of scholarly inquiry.
  • Contribute to the conversations that inform professional practice by generating new knowledge for the profession through dissertation research focusing on areas relevant to counseling practice, counselor education, and/or supervision.
  • Assume positions of leadership in the counseling profession.

Masters of Arts in Counseling:

The M.A.program is designed to provide the human relations and therapeutic skills necessary to become a professional counselor.  Clinical Mental Health and School Counseling specialties are CACREP Accredited.


M.A. Program Delivery Models

Through the M.A. Degree, students will meet four general competencies necessary to develop as mature and professionally competent counselors:

  •  Sound practical therapeutic and relational skills that reflect current practice;
  •  A comprehensive theoretical knowledge base that can be integrated and transferred to effective counseling relationships and techniques;
  •  A strong counselor identity through involvement and participation in professional organizations, advocacy, trainings, workshops, seminars, or other continuing education opportunities; and
  •  A self-aware and self-reflective stance that allows for growth and the personal dispositions necessary to work in the counseling field.