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PhD in Counseling and Psychological Studies - Human Services Counseling

Students who choose the Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a Concentration in Human Services Counseling program at Regent University have the chance to learn advanced techniques for counseling underserved populations. More information on the program can be found here.

Official Program Name:

Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a Concentration in Human Services Counseling

School Offering Program:

Regent University

Degree Level:

Doctoral

Program Prerequisites:

Potential students of Regent University's Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a Concentration in Human Services Counseling program should be interested in a career helping others and have strong communication and interpersonal skills. h. Prospective students must also have at least a 30-hour master's degree in a field related to mental health, and the school gives preference to students who have at least one year of professional experience in mental health. All applicants to Regent University must have a master's degree from an accredited institution; some programs may have additional requirements.

Program Description:

Can improving family life impact communities and make the world a better place? That's the driving force behind Regent University's Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a Concentration in Human Services Counseling program. Students in this program have the chance to learn ways to enrich marriages, guide children through trauma, and resolve familial conflicts. Coursework dives into topics such as group counseling, psychological assessment, and research methods. Students are asked to synthesize their learning with a dissertation and gain real-world experience through 150 hours of fieldwork.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

51 credits.

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the forms of grants, loans, and scholarships. Contact Regent University's financial aid office for more information.

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Required Courses for the Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies with a Concentration in Human Services Counseling program:

Graduating from this program means completing 51 credit hours of core courses, dissertation work, and field work. Contact Regent University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Required Core Courses (51 credits)

  • Information Research and Resources
  • Introduction & Leadership
  • Supervision
  • Qualitative Research Methodology
  • Addictive Behaviors
  • Research Methods In Psychological Sciences I
  • Indigenous Mental Health Care I
  • Statistics
  • Disaster Trauma & Psychological First Aid
  • Appraisal & Psychometrics
  • Field Experience
  • Grant Writing & Dissertation Proposal
  • Advanced Counseling Skills & Techniques
  • Marriage & Relationship Counseling
  • Dissertation Research I
  • Dissertation Research II
  • Dissertation Research III
  • Capstone: Psychological Sciences & Christian Thought
  • Students choose one of the following:
    • Group Counseling
    • Counseling Children & Adolescents

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

With the classroom learning and experience in counseling couples, marriages, and children that graduates could gain in the Ph.D. in Counseling and Psychological Studies - Human Services Counseling program at Regent University, graduates may be prepared to further their current counseling careers or seek new opportunities in clinics, mental health facilities, churches, and ministries.

Here are a few options graduates might consider with this degree:

  • Experimental psychologist
  • Community service program director
  • Nonprofit administrator
  • Researcher/writer
  • Mental health services executive

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