Saybrook University is a private, nonprofit institution that has a deep and rich history in the field of Humanistic Psychology. Founded as the Humanistic Psychology Institute in 1971 by Eleanor Camp Criswell and advanced by the work of Rollo May, Clark Moustakas, and James Bugental, Saybrook was regionally accredited by WSCUC in 1984 and has since grown to include programs such as Clinical Psychology, Transformative Social Change, Mind-Body Medicine, Psychophysiology, and the department of Counseling.
The doctoral degree program in Counselor Education and Supervision at Saybrook University is intended to prepare students to work as counselor educators, supervisors, and advanced practitioners in academic and clinical settings. Graduates are prepared to contribute to their knowledge base in the field of counseling, through leadership and research skills. The PhD program is aligned with the broader mission of Saybrook University, specifically, to prepare students as advocates in inspiring transformational change in individuals, organizations, and communities, toward a just, humane, and sustainable world.
Our department of Counseling programs are low-residency, online programs. The department includes the upcoming PhD program and a CACREP-accredited MA degree. Students in the PhD CES program will have a unique opportunity to engage in teaching and supervision experiences both online and at our residencies, which will prepare students to take faculty roles in both modalities.
Note that funding opportunities may be available for qualified applicants.
For more information, please feel free to reach out to:
Jennifer Preston, PhD, NCC, LPC
Counseling Department Chair