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Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology

PURPOSE

The Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology is designed to prepare students for leadership roles of the field in the areas of advanced clinical counseling practice, advanced research and supervision. The degree of Doctor of Philosophy allows students to pursue Marriage and Family Counseling, Mental Health Counseling, and Life Design Counseling and Coaching. Additionally, the degree will be awarded upon the student's demonstration of a broad understanding of certain fields of knowledge, ability to conduct independent research, and ability to organize research into an acceptable dissertation that will represent a contribution to a field of study.

OBJECTIVES

Upon completing this concentration, students will be able to:

  • Understand and develop theoretical and therapeutic knowledge of counseling and integrate the theory and counseling therapeutic skills.
  • Prepare graduates to counsel people and work in the community counseling setting at an advanced level of competency.
  • Prove professional and outstanding counseling skills in their researches.
  • Become scientific practitioners, researchers, and scholars in their fields.
  • Produce graduates who understand adaptive and maladaptive human functioning across the lifespan.
  • Produce graduates whose professional identity is that of a counseling psychologist and who are able acquire additional knowledge appropriate to this specialty.

ADDMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicant Qualifications :
      1) Master's degree holder (Every major)
      2) The completed course with grade C+ below would not be counted as credit hours.
      3) GPA should be above 3.5
  • Admission Procedures :
      Admission procedures consist of application screening, entrance exam, and interview.
      1) Applicants should pass application screening before taking entrance tests. Application includes applicant's essay, recommendation letters, and transcripts.
      2) The test areas are essay and English (reading).
      3) Program faculities will interview applicants who take tests.
      4) Application screening, written essay test, English test and interview respectively take up 100 points (Total 400 points). Admission would be given to the applicants who scored 320 points above.
      5) Faculty committee will make all admission decisions.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • The Doctoral Program is designed to be completed within five academic years. A maximum of seven years may be granted upon appeal to the Academic Dean.
  • The student must successfully complete a prescribed course of study with a minimum of 3.00 (B) grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
  • The awarding of a “C” in a doctoral course constitutes a failure (unsuccessful completion of the course).
  • The student must pass a qualifying examination.
  • The student must successfully complete a dissertation and pass the oral defense.
  • Prior to graduation the student must meet all financial obligations to the institution.
  • All candidates for graduation must complete a non-credit course, Introduction to Christianity. It will be waived for the students who have taken any biblical courses.

COURSES

Core Leadership Courses

18 Credit Hours

CC 807 Multi-cultural Issues in Counseling 3
CC 827 Independent Study in Counseling 3
CC 843 Current Issues in Counseling and Psychology 3
CO 801 Advanced Research and Statistics 3
CO 802 Advanced Qualitative Research 3
CO 803 Advanced Group Counseling 3
CO 804 Advanced Theory and Practice of Counseling and Psychotherapy 3
CO 805 Doctoral Supervision and Case Studies 3
CO 806 Advanced Developmental Psychology 3
CO 807 Advanced Psychological Evaluation and Measurement 3
CO 808 Advanced Psychopathology 3
CO 809 Advanced Personality Psychology 3
CO 825Philosophy and Ethics in Counseling 3

Emphases Courses

18 Credit Hours

Marriage and Family Counseling
CC 803 Marriage and Family Counseling II 3
CO 810 Advanced Addiction and Substance Abuse 3
CO 811 Advanced Crisis Counseling 3
CO 812 Human Development across the Family Life Cycle 3
CO 813 Advanced Human Sexuality and Counseling 3
CO 824 Seminar: Leadership and Advocacy in the Counseling Profession 3
CO 827 Clinical Interventions in Couple Therapy 3
Mental Health Counseling
CO 810 Advanced Addiction and Substance Abuse 3
CO 822 Actions Approaches to Mental Health Counseling 3
CO 823 Advanced Psychotherapy 3
CO 824 Seminar: Leadership and Advocacy in the Counseling Profession 3
CO 829 Advanced Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy 3
CO 831 Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging 3
CO 832 Advanced Child Psychological Assessment 3
Life Design Counseling and Coaching
CO 811 Advanced Crisis Counseling 3
CO 814 Advanced Career Counseling 3
CO 819 Super-Aging Society and Life Design 3
CO 820 Leadership Professional Life Coaching 3
CO 821 Coaching for Wellness and Human Development 3
CO 824 Seminar: Leadership and Advocacy in the Counseling Profession 3
CO 831 Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging 3

Free Electives

3 Credit Hours

CO 836 Art Therapy 3
CO 837 Horticultural Therapy 3
CO 838 Music Therapy 3
CO 839 Integrate Art Therapy 3

Practicum and Internship Courses

9 Credit Hours

CO 833 Doctoral Practicum 3
CO 834 Doctoral Internship I 3
CO 835 Doctoral Internship II 3

Capstone Course

3 Credit Hours

CP 890 Capstone 3

Dissertation

9 Credit Hours

RS 805 Dissertation Research Seminar 3
RS 807 Dissertation 6

Total

60 Credit Hours

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851 Parr Rd, Wentzville, MO 63385
(636)327-4645
usa@midwest.edu
Copyright © 2015 Midwest University
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