Counseling (EdD)

Dr. Stephen Zanskas Ph.D., CRC, LPC (MI & WI)
Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research
College of Education, Patterson 119D
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN 38152

Program Requirements

The Ed.D. program in Counseling is designed to prepare advanced professional practitioners in counseling, student personnel services, and counselor education with particular program emphases on multicultural and urban settings. Entry into the program presumes a master's degree in counseling and personnel services wherein one has acquired knowledge and skills in human development, helping relationships, group counseling, lifestyle and career development, assessment techniques, research and evaluation and clinical experiences in applied settings. The Ed.D. is designed for individuals seeking advanced preparation as educational leaders in the role of professional counselor and researcher and who may seek additional credentials in counselor supervision and counselor education. The Ed.D. is not appropriate for individuals seeking preparation or licensure as a psychologist.

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Daniel Lustig, Professor

Ph.D. (1995) University of Wisconsin, Madison
Research Interests: Family Adjustment, Adjustment to Disability.

Douglas C. Strohmer, Professor

Ph.D. (1979) Michigan State University
Research Interests: clinical judgment and decision-making, medical decision-making and the Internet, personality assessment, counseling process, professional identity, men in counseling, and disability issues

Steve West, Professor and Chair, Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Ph.D. (2000) Texas Tech University
Research Interests: Access to care, military and veteran health, moral injuries, and traumatic brain injuries.

Stephen Zanskas, Associate Professor, Coordinator of Rehabilitation Counseling Program

Ph.D. (2007), Michigan State University
Research Interests: research interests include the development of consultation skills in graduate rehabilitation counseling education programs, the psychosocial aspects of disability, professional issues and ethics

Program Deadlines

Fall Semester Application Deadline: March 1

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