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LWC Doctoral Program receives National award

LWC's doctoral program in counselor education and supervision offers courses one weekend per month on the college's A.P. White Campus in Columbia. In the interim period, students stay connected to classmates and professors through online learning communities. The program takes about four years to complete.
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By Duane Bonifer

Columbia, KY - Lindsey Wilson College's counselor education and supervision doctoral program has received a national award.

The LWC doctoral program has been named recipient of the Outstanding Doctoral Counselor Education and Supervision Program Award, given by the Southern Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

The LWC doctoral program - which is in its second year - will be recognized at an October 9 SACES meeting.


"Because we are a newer program, I think this award speaks to the quality of the development of the program -- especially the curriculum, and how we have built it around delivering it to non-traditional students," said LWC Human Services & Counseling Professor Jeff Parsons, who is also the doctoral program's director.

SACES is the southern region of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, which is a division of the American Counseling Association. Previous institutions who have received the national award include University of Central Florida, Middle Tennessee State University, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and Auburn University.

LWC's doctoral program in counselor education and supervision offers courses one weekend per month on the college's A.P. White Campus in Columbia. In the interim period, students stay connected to classmates and professors through online learning communities. The program takes about four years to complete.

Parsons said LWC's doctoral program has attracted national attention because it "goes beyond traditional brick-and-mortar and online programs."

"I think the level of faculty engagement with the students for a program like this is very remarkable," he said. "We spend a great deal of time advising and mentoring students, and our faculty have numerous co-presentations and writing projects with students. So our students are already getting out there in leadership roles in their profession before they graduate."

The LWC doctoral program has five areas of focus: teaching; advanced counseling; research and scholarship; leadership and advocacy; and consultation.

"We give our students a great deal of support, both online and when they are on campus," Parsons said. "For example, all new students receive a two-day orientation, which is not common in most doctoral programs. The level of support our students receive is a distinctive that makes it a little bit different from other doctoral programs."

LWC's doctoral program also has a high level of transparency and faculty constantly seek student feedback for ways to strengthen the program.

"We have a lot of transparency in the program so that students have access to the same program materials as faculty do, minus student records," Parsons said. "We include students in the academic process at a level that you don't see in too many programs."

In addition to having a diverse student body from various professional backgrounds and geographic locations, a diverse faculty is another strength of LWC's doctoral program in counselor education and supervision. "We have a very rich, diverse group of faculty as well, and they provide all kinds of very unique learning opportunities for the students," Parsons said. "We have faculty who are nationally known within the American Counseling Association."

< The website for Lindsey Wilson College's doctoral program in counselor education and supervision, go to: Lindsey.edu/c


This story was posted on 2015-10-02 11:12:12


 

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