Our program, accredited by CACREP, prepares students to engage in counseling, research, supervision, and teaching. Students complete courses in advanced counseling, teaching, and supervision. An internship incorporating programmatic and student professional goals is required.

Program requirements include a dissertation, portfolio (comprehensive exam) and oral defense of the portfolio. Applicants are required to have a master’s degree in counseling (preference CACREP accredited programs) or closely related field. Students without master’s degrees not in counseling will be required to complete remedial coursework.

Academics

Research

Research

Research Highlights:

  • Congratulations to Margie Taylor, 2nd year doctoral student, on her publication in Counseling Today.
  • Melanie Iarussi, Kelley Mautz, and Margie Taylor received a 2017 Chi Sigma Iota Excellence in Counseling Research Grant, Professional Advocacy in Action: Assessing the Impact of a Statewide Professional Advocacy Meeting.”

Outreach

Outreach

Kaitlin McIntosh and Justin Maki at poster presentation.

Auburn’s Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Chapter, Iota Delta Sigma, partnered with Rho Chapter at the University of Alabama to co-host the 2017 Alabama CSI Statewide Meeting, ‘Professional Advocacy in Action.” More than 50 CSI members shared and generated ideas and strategies to advocate in our communities and in Alabama. Poster sessions featured advocacy-related work being done by students and faculty from Alabama CSI chapters.

Alabama Chi Sigma Iota 2017 meeting featured speakers.

Featured guest speakers included Shawn Spurgeon, Ph.D., University of Tennessee-Knoxville; Shon Smith, Ed.D., ACA Southern Region Advocacy Chair from the University of Florida; and  Paul Hard, Ph.D., Auburn University-Montgomery.