The Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) requires anyone seeking to hold a full-time faculty position within counseling programs to first earn a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision. Graduates of Saybrook’s Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program will meet this qualification while also further contributing to the important field of counseling with effective leadership and research skills. Additionally, this program can prepare graduates for other advanced positions within the counseling field, such as:
- Counselor educators
- Counseling supervisors
- Clinical directors
- Full-time or adjunct faculty in counselor education programs
At Saybrook, we believe that counseling faculty should be committed to preparing competent mental health professionals who inspire transformational change in individuals, families, and communities toward a just, humane, and sustainable world.
Students in the Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program will build an advanced understanding of how to relate important principles of counseling to masters-level students. For example, graduates of this program will be capable of explaining to students the relationship between their “self” as a therapist, their professional identity as a counselor, and their responsibility to serve clients and the community.
Additionally, the program will examine the role of privilege, marginalization, and how aspects of power impact individual, familial, group, and community experiences.
Saybrook’s Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision program will give primary consideration to applicants with a master’s degree in counseling from a CACREP accredited institution and who are licensed professional counselors (LCPC, LPC) or license-eligible. Those not possessing a counseling degree from a CACREP accredited institution, or not currently eligible for licensure, will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Saybrook University is accredited by the Senior Commission of Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the State of California. More program information can be found in our academic catalog.