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Timing and Requirements: PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision

PhD in Counselor Education & Supervision (CES) Residency & Pre-Practicum Timing

 

Residency Required or Optional Timing

Residency

(RESI 8801c)

Required face-to-face

Complete your CES residency face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; no later than within 90 days of completing your Foundations course (within the first two terms of your program).

  • Format: Orientation, seminars, and colloquia
  • Focus: Socialization into Walden, introductory skills, team building, professional identity, and scholarly writing.

Pre-Practicum 1

(CPLB 802L)

Required online and

integrated face-to-face

experience

 

You will be registered for the Pre-Practicum 1 course by the university after you have completed Residency 1, COUN 8001, COUN 8110, RSCH 8110, COUN 8125, COUN 8115, RSCH 8210, RSCH 8310, and COUN 8135 in order to advance in the program.

  • The pre-practicum includes online course content integrated with a 5-day, face-to-face residential requirement.
    • 3 weeks online
    • 4 days face-to-face
    • 2 weeks online
  • Focus: Enhancing Teaching and Research Skills - Examine your professional identity as a counselor educator and develop key components of a research plan, develop  skills through the practice of teaching and the acquisition of enhanced research knowledge. Topics include: roles, responsibilities, philosophy of, and best practices within teaching. You'll develop research questions, align research questions and methodologies, explore social change in research, and explore literature critique and synthesis.

Pre-Practicum 2

(CPLB 803L)

Required online and

integrated face-to-face

experience

You will be registered for the Pre-Practicum 2 course by the university after you have completed Pre-Practicum 1, COUN 8203, COUN 8120, and either RSCH 8260, RSCH 8360, or RSCH 8460 in order to advance in the program.

  • The pre-practicum includes online course content integrated with a 5-day, face-to-face residential requirement.
    • 3 weeks online
    • 4 days face-to-face
    • 2 weeks online
  • Focus: Advanced Supervision, Teaching, and Research Skills - Examine and strengthen your professional identity while gaining the teaching and supervision experiences that are required by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP). Enhance and demonstrate advanced teaching skills and clinical supervision both online and face-to-face environments. You'll also enhance your knowledge of research methodologies and alignment of research, and design and present a research plan to inform and develop your research skills.

Pre-Practicum Registration Timing

You may submit a request to register for the pre-practicum labs taking place through June 2019.

NOTE: We will begin taking registration requests for labs taking place through September 2019 beginning March 25, 2019.

SUBMIT THIS REGISTRATION REQUEST FORM ONLY ONCE!
 

IMPORTANT:

  • Seating is limited in each term and eligible students are registered in order based on the date requested.
  • Registration is NOT guaranteed if:
    • Seating fills to capacity prior to the registration deadline below.
    • You submit a request to register after the registration deadline below.

Submit Your Request to Register NO LATER Than

 

Expect to be

Registered

for Pre-Practicum

Expect to Receive Your

Travel and Event Information

Email

February 11 Between January 7 and February 12 Approximately 5-7 days after your skills lab course appears in your myWalden portal.
May 14

Between April 9 and May 15

Approximately 5-7 days after your skills lab course appears in your myWalden portal.

August 12

Between July 8 and August 13 Approximately 5-7 days after your skills lab course appears in your myWalden portal.
November 18
Between October 14 and November 19 Approximately 5-7 days after your skills lab course appears in your myWalden portal.

Residency Goals

Walden residencies are designed to prepare you for your doctoral journey and contribute to your academic and professional success by focusing on research, scholarship, and counselor education skills such as teaching and supervision.

Key goals of the Walden doctoral residency experience include:

  • Reflecting on academic direction and what it means to be a doctoral student and a scholar-practitioner.
  • Effectively engaging students within their academic and professional disciplines.
  • Receiving a variety of technical, academic advising, and faculty advising support services using a complementary combination of face-to-face and virtual best practices.
  • Using skills required for professional competence.
  • Building self-efficacy to conceptualize, design, and carry out scholarly research to solve problems related to professional practice that contributes to positive social change.
  • Rendering research and project study findings meaningful to multiple audiences.
  • Building relationships and networks (i.e. faculty, staff, and students) that foster academic and professional success.
  • Engaging faculty and students in peer review and scholarly discourse that reflects critical thinking.
  • Students and faculty to model appropriate professional behavior used in scholarly discourse.
  • Ensuring that students understand the differences in program models and their requirements to determine the most appropriate academic fit.

Residency Learning Outcomes

The following are key learning outcomes you will be expected to achieve as part of your residency experiences:

  1. Use critical-thinking skills expected of doctoral students.
  2. Engage faculty and peers in discourse that contributes to the collective advancement of scholarship in their discipline.
  3. Use university support services to contribute to the successful completion of the dissertation and doctoral degree.
  4. Analyze research ideas through engagement with faculty members and student colleagues to formulate appropriate research questions to be pursued in the doctoral dissertation.
  5. Conceptualize, design, and execute dissertation research studies that reflect doctoral level thinking and have the potential to contribute to positive social change.
  6. Conduct peer review to receive and provide critical feedback to shape the dissertation proposal and results that follow from the data analysis.
  7. Demonstrate proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis approaches to support what is learned in research courses and what is required for the dissertation.
  8. Articulate and demonstrate competency in professional practice skills required by student’s discipline.
  9. Write a plan for research dissemination (e.g., peer-reviewed journal article, conference presentation, book, workplace settings, or other venues).
  10. Identify strategies for continued professional development as scholar-practitioners.

Pre-Practicum Learning Outcomes

The following are key learning outcomes you will be expected to achieve as part of your pre-practicum experiences at each level:

CES Pre-Practicum 1

1.    Analyze professional identity as a counselor educator (i.e., roles, responsibilities, philosophy of, and best practices within teaching) (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4. 6

2.    Analyze the integration of multiple professional identities (counselor, counselor educator, scholar) (Weeks 1, 3, 4, 6

3.    Demonstrate teaching skills and techniques (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

4.    Analyze social change in counseling research (Weeks 4, 5)

5.    Demonstrate contextually-appropriate professional dispositions (Weeks 4, 5, 6)

6.    Evaluate research design and methodologies (Weeks 4, 5)

7.    Practice research organization skills (Week 4)

8.    Develop a research plan (Weeks 4, 5)

 

CES Pre-Practicum 2

1.    Evaluate professional identity as a counselor educator (Weeks 1, 3, 4, 6)

2.    Demonstrate advanced teaching and supervision skills and techniques (Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)

3.    Design, present, and evaluate research plans (Weeks 2, 5, 6)

4.    Analyze social change in counseling research (Weeks 2, 6)

5.    Demonstrate contextually-appropriate professional dispositions (Weeks 2, 5, 6)

6.    Evaluate research design and methodologies (Week 4)

7.    Practice research organization skills (Week 4)