About the program

Trevecca’s Ph.D. Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision is a unique and celebrated doctoral program with a strong reputation throughout Middle Tennessee. Established in 2007, the Ph.D. program exists to equip students to become competent mental health professionals, counselor educators, supervisors, researchers, and leaders in the field who will use their skills in service to others. Trevecca’s Ph.D. Clinical Counseling program is currently the only CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs) accredited Ph.D. program in Nashville, and provides mental health professionals with an opportunity to develop an integrated worldview that emphasizes compassionate service as a counselor educator. 

Trevecca’s Ph.D. Clinical Counseling program’s distinguished faculty members are current leaders, researchers, and practitioners in Nashville’s mental health community. Faculty members mentor and guide students through the rigors of the program while creating supportive and collaborative classroom environments that focus on a unique personal growth model. Throughout the program, faculty members promote student exploration of diverse research endeavors with an emphasis on students’ individual research pursuits.

The Ph.D. Clinical Counseling: Teaching and Supervision is an advanced professional degree that enables students to:

  • Become influential leaders within the professional mental health community
  • Become clinical supervisors who develop and mentor future counselors
  • Be effective and engaged counselor educators who equip and train future mental health professionals
  • Conduct and publish professional research
  • Enhance their skills as a counselor

Students can expect:

  • Traditional face-to-face format
  • Small class sizes within the cohort-based model
  • Flexibility of attending class two half-days a week
  • Program requires 66 credit hours
  • Opportunity to finish the program in as little as 3 years

Programs of Study

PhD Clinical Counseling: Teaching & Supervision - Marriage & Family

PhD Clinical Counseling: Teaching & Supervision - Counseling

*Programs of study for students who began the program prior to fall 2013 may be requested by contacting the Graduate Counseling office at 615-248-1384. Please indicate the semester and year in which you began the Graduate Counseling Program in order to receive the appropriate program of study.