Careers in Counselor Education & Supervision
The Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision serves learners whose goals are to become educators, supervisors, clinician-administrators, researchers, scholars, and/or leader-advocates in the field of mental health counseling.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, positions related to Counselor Education & Supervision are expected to grow at rates higher than the projected growth rates for all occupations in California and nationally through 2026. Furthermore, individuals in professions related to Counselor Education & Supervision experience both higher-than-average salaries and lower-than-average unemployment rates on both California and national standards. The bottom line? Earning your terminal degree in Counselor Education & Supervision affords you favorable job and salary outcomes throughout the course of your career.
Additionally, if your career desires include teaching, changes in the industry now require all hires in faculty positions to be from a program accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) – the “Gold Standard” in the field of counseling. Building on the strengths of the Townsend Institute's CACREP-accredited M.A. Counseling: Clinical Mental Health, our Ph.D. program has been developed to align with CACREP standards in order to pursue accreditation and allow you full access to hiring opportunities open to such a doctorate degree.
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