The Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program (CES Ed.D) meets a national need for CACREP-accredited doctoral programs in counselor education and supervision, and at the same time the CES Ed.D will also serve a specific need for such programs in the New England region. This program is designed to produce scholars and leaders who are prepared to train and provide clinical supervision to counselors who will address the unique needs of the populations we serve in New England.
The doctorate in counselor education and supervision offers three tracks: counselor education, clinical counseling and supervision, and leadership and management. Within each of the three available tracks, candidates have opportunities for teaching, research, leadership, advocacy, supervision, as well as advanced counseling skill development. The program is both trauma-informed and infused with social justice applications so that graduates will enter the field prepared to address the needs of underrepresented and underserved individuals and members of groups at risk for marginalization and disenfranchisement.
The CES Ed.D program is aligned with the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Program (CACREP) standards and will seek CACREP accreditation following our first graduating class. We are prepared to admit approximately eight students per cohort annually. The plan of study follows a hybrid model. Courses are offered in various formats, including online and on-ground classes. This program is created for working professionals with courses held in evenings and on weekends and can be completed in three years.
The admissions process has begun, and our first student cohort will begin classes in summer 2021. For more information, please contact Dr. Laurie Bonjo at CounselingEDDgrad@southernct.edu.