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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 CEHD.

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 CEHD 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 CEHD 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, masters 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 CEHD 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 Hour Program

Master’s Degree prerequisite + 60 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.

Specialty Components (33 hours minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval 33
Research Methodology (27 hours minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
 
Statistics and Methodology I (ELFH 601 or equivalent required) 3
Statistics and Methodology II b (ELFH 701 – Intermediate Multiple Regression) 3
Statistics and Methodology III (ELFH 703 - Multivariate educational statistics) 3
Research Electives:
6
e.g., Field Survey Research, additional qualitative methodologies and/or quantitative methodologies. a,b
 
Dissertation/Portfolio Research   12
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 hours:
60
 

90 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.

SPECIALTY COMPONENTS (60 hours minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval.  
    Includes Counseling Core -- 12 hours  
    Foundations -- 18 hours 60
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (27 hours minimum) Selected with Program Committee Approval
 
Statistics and Methodology II (ELFH 701 or equivalent required)  3
Statistics and Methodology III (ELFH 702 - Applied Multiple Regression or equivalent required)  3
Statistics and Methodology IV (ELFH 703 - 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
Advanced Psychotherapy Research Methodology I (ECPY 793 Adv. Psychotherapy Research and Practice or equivalent required) 3
Supervised Research (ECPY 700)  6
Dissertation/Portfolio Research 3

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

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

 



Departmental Faculty


Jill Adelson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Richard Balkin

Professor

Stephanie Budge, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Eileen Estes, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Patrick Hardesty, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Amy Hirschy, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Mark Leach, Ph.D.

Professor

Marybeth Orton, MA

Instructor

Jason Osborne, Ph.D.
Professor

Department Chair 

Jesse Owen, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Patrick Possel, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Bridgette O. Pregliasco, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Natalie Stipanovic, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Jeffrey Valentine, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Hongryum Woo, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Thomas R. Jackson, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty

Fred W. Rhodes, Ed.D.
Adjunct Faculty

Gale S. Rhodes, Ed.D.
Adjunct Faculty

Associate University Provost



Contact Information

Counseling and Personnel Services - Ph.D.

Department of Educational Counseling and Psychology, Counseling, and College Student Personnel
(502)852-6884
 

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