Mission and Objectives for Doctoral Program

The mission of the Counselor Education and Supervision (CES) doctoral program at Kent State University is to prepare research-informed, ethically sound, and multiculturally responsive counselor educators and supervisors who can effectively: conduct research and engage in scholarship; provide counseling supervision; facilitate learning; engage in leadership and advocacy; and deliver counseling services. Fulfilling this mission will ensure delivery of a high quality doctoral education which meets the standards of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).

The objectives of the Counselor Education and Supervision doctoral program at Kent State University are...

  1. to prepare students to assume the role of a faculty member or other roles related to counselor education and supervision;
  2. to have students/graduates practice in a legal, ethical, and multiculturally responsive manner (KPI CES 1);
  3. to prepare students for the role of instructor with the ability to understand and apply: teaching methods; instructional and curriculum design; and evaluation methods of teaching (KPI CES 6 and CES 7); 
  4. to have students/graduates provide high quality counseling supervision which:
    • enhances supervisees’ ability to conceptualize clients from multiple theoretical perspectives, nurtures supervisees’ counseling skills, and evaluates the effectiveness of supervisees’ counseling (KPI CES 2 and CES 3);
    • uses multiple theories of supervision, and demonstrates knowledge and skills related to evaluative, gatekeeping, and remediation practices of supervision (KPI CES 4 and CES 5);
  5. to have students/graduates conduct quantitative and qualitative research, along with understanding and applying the recommended practices for professional writing (KPI CES 8 and CES 9);
  6. to provide students with an extensive counseling practicum experience, serving clients and students in a diverse and ever-changing society;
  7. to have students demonstrate a firm grasp of leadership theory which will prepare them ultimately to provide leadership and advocacy to the counseling profession; and
  8. to have students display an ability to critically evaluate current issues in the profession (KPI CES 10 and CES 11).