James Madison University

First Counseling and Supervision Program Ph.D. Conferred

Madeleine Dupre Is First Ph.D. Recipient in Counseling and Supervision Program

PHOTO: Dupre Degree

At this yearís commencement ceremony on Friday, May 4, Madeleine Dupre became the first student to receive her doctorate degree from the new Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision Program.† Earlier that day, she was also the recipient of the Department of Graduate Psychology Student Award for Outstanding Scholarship.† Her ground-breaking dissertation was a qualitative study of crisis supervision.

The recently approved Ph.D. in Counseling and Supervision is an innovative program that addresses urgent national needs to train and supervise more masterís-level counselors. Its emphasis on crisis counseling and emergency services is also a unique feature of the program.† The 48-credit-hour curriculum focuses on counselor education, supervision strategies, leadership skills, counseling services, and research methods.

Dr. Dupre is a licensed professional counselor, licensed substance abuse treatment practitioner, and a national certified addictions counselor.† She has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Virginia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services.† In 2006, she also was named Counselor of the Year by the Virginia Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors.

Currently, Dr. Dupre plans to continue as Program Director of the Co-Occurring Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders Program at the Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents and also serve as adjunct faculty member at James Madison University.