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Counselor Education & Supervision (Ed.D.)


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Are you ready to move your counseling career forward as an advanced clinician or supervisor? Or perhaps you're interested in becoming an educator or researcher in a university setting. Marymount University now offers the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Counselor Education and Supervision to prepare individuals holding a master’s degree in Counseling for leadership positions in universities, mental health agencies, and schools.

This program supports Marymount’s commitment to the training of counseling professionals who uphold the highest ethical standards, proficient in and sensitive to the needs of multicultural populations. The Ed.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision will enable you to gain the advanced clinical and supervisory skills needed to serve diverse populations.

Program Strengths
  • Full-time cohort day format, providing opportunities for continual collaboration with faculty and fellow students
  • Convenient, Metro-accessible location in northern Virginia

Program Objectives
As a student in the program, you will
  • develop an identity as a counselor educator and demonstrate evidence of leadership in professional counseling associations, mental health agencies, and schools
  • apply advanced clinical and supervisory skills and competencies in field-based settings while demonstrating awareness of and sensitivity to issues of diversity experienced by clients and students
  • conduct research and generate new knowledge in the field of counseling
  • design, implement, and evaluate curricula and demonstrate effective pedagogy in the field of counseling
About Our Faculty
The Counselor Education faculty are known for their extensive clinical and supervision training. With over 250 years of combined clinical and counselor education experience, faculty are well positioned to offer comprehensive clinical training. Further, most faculty maintain successful clinical practices. Faculty have a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and service and are extensively involved in leadership positions at various state, regional, and national counseling boards and associations. Examples of faculty leadership positions and recognition include:

  • National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) 2011 Professional Identity Award
  • Member, ACA Governing Council
  • Two faculty have served as Board Members, Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
  • Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
  • President, ASERVIC
  • Counselor Educator Vice-President, American School Counselor Association (ASCA)
  • Secretary, Texas Counselors for Social Justice
  • Chi Sigma Iota Counselor Educator Task Force
  • Secretary, Treasurer/By-laws Chair, and Programs Chair Virginia Counselors Association (VCA)
  • Editor/Reviewer Spiritual Monographs
  • ASCA Site-based trainer for National Model
  • Editorial Reviewer VISTAS
  • Editorial Reviewer The Professional Counselor
  • Editorial Reviewer Counseling & Values
  • Editor CACREP/ASERVIC Teaching Modules 
Applications are now being accepted for the cohort that will begin in our Fall term. Learn more.
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Contact Information

Counseling Department
Marymount University
2807 N. Glebe Road
Arlington, VA 22207

Questions? Call:
(800) 548-7638 or (703) 284-5901

E-mail: grad.admissions@marymount.edu

Faculty Spotlight

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                      Photo Of Lisa Jackson-Cherry
Dr. Lisa Jackson-Cherry
Chair, Department of Counseling; Program Director; Professor of Psychology

Dr. Lisa Jackson-Cherry works with children and families on the Eastern Shore and provides group counseling during National Police Week for children who lost a parent in the line of duty.