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Residency 1 (4 days)
In this residency, students attend Residency 1 in conjunction with doctoral students from other Walden University programs during their first quarter of doctoral studies. This residency will be four days. One of the primary outcomes of this experience will be a sense of community among doctoral students across all Walden programs. In addition, students will acquire a fundamental knowledge of research and library skills that will enhance their ability to complete their doctoral program of study.
- Residency 1: Socialization, skills, and support for meeting first-year expectations in Walden’s Ph.D. programs, community-building
Residency 2: Advanced Clinical Skills Residency (8 days)
In this residency, Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision students will meet in conjunction with the M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program students. This Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision residency will be used to provide doctoral students with advanced clinical skills and intensive research instruction. The components of this residency are intended to meet aspects of the second and third Ph.D. residencies, while incorporating learning experiences specific to counselor education and supervision.
This residency will be held for eight days and will be completed between the third and fifth quarters of study. This residency will include specific workshops focused on quantitative and qualitative research design, refereed journal publication, the dissertation processes at Walden, social change and research, dissertation committee selection, and professional presenting.
In addition to special topic workshops, students will begin to develop skills in supervised teaching and clinical supervision in a face-to-face environment. Students will also have the opportunity to advance their skill development related to group counseling. During this residency, students will write and present their research paper to their peers and work with a group to create a 3–5-page prospectus for a refereed counseling journal article or a presentation proposal and PowerPoint for a professional conference presentation.
A maximum of 50 hours of this residency may count toward the 600 clock hours for the internship.
- Residency 2: Introduction to research skills, self-assessment, and continued skill development for meeting second year expectations in courses (and Knowledge Area Modules or KAMs)
Residency 3: (8 days)
In this residency, Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision students will have another opportunity to meet with students in the M.S. in Mental Health Counseling program. Because of the combined Counselor Education and Supervision/Mental Health Counseling experience, this Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision residency will provide doctoral students with teaching and supervision experiences that are required by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP).
This eight-day residency is designed to extend students’ understanding of teaching, clinical supervision, research, and assessment practices in counseling. As a complement to both the Clinical Supervision and Teaching in Counselor Education courses, this residency will engage students in supervised teaching, course development, and clinical supervision experience in a face-to-face environment.
Specific workshops will focus on a review of pedagogy and supervision; trends and issues in pedagogy; cultural competence in counselor education and supervision; advanced assessment practices in counseling; quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research designs; refereed journal publication; the dissertation processes at Walden; social change and research; prospectus review; and professional presenting.
A maximum of 50 hours of this residency will count toward the 600 clock hours for the internship. The components of this residency are designed to meet outcomes for Residencies 2, 3, and 4 while incorporating learning experiences specific to counselor education and supervision.
- Residency 3: Dissertation conceptualization and writing
At the end of these residencies, students will be able to:
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.