James Madison University

SCHEV Approves Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision

On August 18, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) officially approved a Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision at James Madison University.  The innovative program will address urgent national needs to train and supervise more master’s-level counselors. Its emphasis on crisis counseling and emergency services is also a unique feature of the program.  The curriculum will focus on counselor education, supervision strategies, leadership skills, counseling services, and research methods. The students will include practicing counselors who wish to continue their professional development without resigning from their current positions.

The new program, which is the third doctorate offered by the Department of Graduate Psychology, builds upon an experienced, award-winning faculty. JMU Counseling Programs have a proud history involving 40 years of training successful counselors. In recognition of its history of innovation and numerous achievements, the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision named JMU the Outstanding Program at the Master’s Level in 2005.