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Ph.D. in Psychiatric Rehabilitation,
Counselor Education and Supervision Track



Program Overview

This doctoral degree track in Counselor Education and Supervision is designed to prepare graduates to fill roles as counselor educators, supervisors, researchers and practitioners within higher education and the community. This track builds upon the Department’s M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling, which has enjoyed Council on the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accreditation since 2010. Graduates of other counseling and related human services fields from other universities may also pursue admission. This in turn enhances the overall mission of the Department of Psychiatric Rehabilitation and Counseling Professions; improving the provision of services for persons with psychiatric disabilities.  

The 96-112 credit PhD degree track (60 credits includes the M.S from a CACREP accredited program or equivalent, a requirement for completion) is designed to meet the requirements of the CACREP 2009 Doctoral Standards for Counselor Education and Supervision. Students who have demonstrated the capacity for doctoral studies through their previous graduate work and professional experience will be selected based on their potential for adding to the knowledge base of the field through scholarship while providing high level leadership and advocacy. Rutgers provides an extensive library system designed to foster scholarly pursuits at the highest level with easy electronic access. In keeping with the tradition of the PhD in Psychiatric Rehabilitation, guided by an experienced dissertation committee students will be provided the supervision, supports and encouragement to produce state-of-the-art dissertation research with high utility for service provision. 

The Department doctoral faculty members have produced an internationally recognized body of research and scholarly writing in psychiatric rehabilitation and counseling emphasizing the provision of services for persons with psychiatric disabilities. The supervision of doctoral students and dissertation research are expressly recognized as important faculty roles. This faculty has extensive experience guiding students through their dissertation research in psychiatric rehabilitation and allied fields. 












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