Doctor of Philosophy of Education Counseling and Personnel Services

Major: CPS_PHDSTP
Degree Awarded: Ph.D.
Unit: GE
Program Webpage: http://louisville.edu/education/degrees/phd-cps-csp

Program Information

The Doctor of Philosophy with an emphasis in Counseling and Personnel Services encompasses 4 specialties: 1) College Student Personnel, 2) Counseling Psychology, 3) Evaluation and Measurement, and 4) Counselor Education and Supervision.>

Distinctive Characteristics of Doctoral Programs in the College of Education and Human Development.

I. Social Justice and Equity

Aligned with our mission, our students would build experience and expertise in the issues of social justice and equity. This theme would align with our metropolitan mission and that of student achievement.

II. Leadership

This area could be assisted by the Future Faculty/Future Leaders program. Leadership is a distinct focus in other programs in the College of Education and Human Development and the doctoral program should be no exception. In this component students would gain expertise in supervising and leading others to achieve organizational goals and missions, managing complex systems, addressing administrative issues and procedures, conducting research to enhance leadership and teaching others about the art of organizational leadership.

III. Practical Experience

The doctoral programs in the College of Education and Human Development will also contain practicums, internships, or embedded field experience that aligns both with their program studies and their career goals. These experiences are to be mentored and may include a number of the following areas: teaching; research, administration or other appropriate areas.

IV. Scholarship/Research

The emphasis on scholarship would include experience and mentorship in ethics, publications, presentation, grantsmanship, and other forms of creative activity. The research component will be characterized by the development of vertical research teams; senior faculty, junior faculty, doctoral students, master's students, and in some programs, undergraduate students, working together on research projects and research areas. These might be bolstered by partnerships with local school districts, businesses, or community agencies.

The doctoral degree is granted in recognition of scholarly proficiency and distinctive achievement in a specific field/discipline. All candidates for a doctoral degree in the College of Education and Human Development must successfully complete qualifying exams and a dissertation/professional portfolio that clearly indicates the candidate has mastered and can exhibit/articulate the content knowledge, skills and dispositions specific to their discipline and can utilize appropriate research methodologies to contribute to the body of knowledge in their field.

Curriculum

60 Credit Hour Program

Master’s Degree prerequisite + 60 credit hours minimum: The Student and Committee must develop courses, programs and experiences that clearly identify and address the specific themes of Leadership, Scholarship, Social Justice and Equity. These areas of emphasis must have descriptive competencies that the student should attain and the Committee can assess.

Course #  DescriptionCredit Hours
Specialty Components (33 credit hours minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval33
Research Methodology (27 credit hours minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
ELFH 601  Statistics and Methodology I (or equivalent required)3
ELFH 701  Statistics and Methodology II b (Intermediate Multiple Regression)3
ELFH 703  Statistics and Methodology III ( Multivariate educational statistics)3
Research Electives:
6
e.g., Field Survey Research, additional qualitative methodologies and/or quantitative methodologies.a,b
Dissertation/Portfolio Research12
Elective Component or Master’s Degree Master’s Degree comprises Elective component of program.
a. Selected with Program Committee Approval within program guidelines/framework
b. ELFH 600 may not be used for this course.
Minimum total credit hours:
60

90 Credit Hour Program

The Student and Committee must develop courses, programs and experiences that clearly identify and address the specific themes of Leadership, Scholarship, Social Justice and Equity. These areas of emphasis must have descriptive competencies that the student should attain and the Committee can assess.

Course #  DescriptionCredit Hours
SPECIALTY COMPONENTS (60 credit hours minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval.
Includes Counseling Core -- 12 credit hours12
Foundations -- 18 credit hours18
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (27 credit hours minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
ELFH 701  Statistics and Methodology II (or equivalent required)3
ELFH 702  Statistics and Methodology III (Applied Multiple Regression or equivalent required)3
ELFH 703  Statistics and Methodology IV (multivariate educational statistics or ECPY 793 Structural Equation Modeling or ECPY 793 Multilevel Modeling or ECPY 793 Meta-analysis and Systematic Review or equivalent required)3
Evaluation and Measurement (ECPY 540 or equivalent required)3
ECPY 793  Advanced Psychotherapy Research Methodology I (Adv. Psychotherapy Research and Practice or equivalent required)3
ECPY 700  Supervised Research 6
Dissertation/Portfolio Research3

ELECTIVE COMPONENT (21 credit hours Minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval Counseling Psychology Specialty - 21 credit hours

21
a. Selected with Program Committee Approval within program guidelines/framework
b. ELFH 600 may not be used for this course.
Minimum total credit hours:   
108

Specialization in Counselor Education and Supervision

Master's Degree prerequisite + 60 credit hours minimum: The Student and Committee must develop courses, programs and experiences that clearly identify and address the specific themes of Leadership, Scholarship, Social Justice and Equity. These areas of emphasis must have descriptive competencies that the student should attain and the Committee can assess.

Course #  DescriptionCredit Hours
SPECIALTY COMPONENTS (33 credit hours minimum) 24 credit hours Required Courses + minimum 9 hours of Specialty Electives Selected with Program Committee Approval.
ECPY 755  Counselor Supervision 3
ECPY 793  Advanced Counseling and Consultation3
ECPY 793  Advanced Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy3
ECPY 724  Advanced Multicultural Counseling3
ECPY 731  Counseling Education Seminar:  Teaching, Ethics, & Professional Issues in Counselor Education3
ECPY 782  Doctoral Internship 6
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (27 credit hours minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
Statistics and Methodology I (ELFH 601 or equivalent required)3
Statistics and Methodology II (ELFH 701 Intermediate Multiple Regression)3
Statistics and Methodology III (ELFH 703 - Multivariate Educational Statistics)3
Research Electives:e.g., Field Survey Research, additional qualitative methodologies and /or quantitative methodologies. a,b6
Dissertation/Portfolio Research12

ELECTIVE COMPONENT OR MASTER'S DEGREE Master's Degree comprises Elective Component of program.

a.  Selected with Program Committee Approval within program guidelines/framework
b.  ELFH 600 may not be used for this course.
Minimum total credit hours: 
90

Faculty

Jill Adelson

Associate Professor

Richard Balkin

Professor

Eileen Estes

Assistant Professor

Gene Foster

Instructor

Amy Hirschy

Assistant Professor

Lisa Hooper

Professor

Katy Hopkins

Clinical Assistant Professor

Mark Leach

Professor

Susan Longerbeam

Associate Professor

Laurie McCubbin

Assistant Professor

Marybeth Orton

Instructor

Patrick Possel

Associate Professor

Kate Snyder

Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Valentine

Professor

Ahmad Washington

Assistant Professor

Hongryum Woo

Assistant Professor