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Ph. D. in Professional Counseling

Amridge University



This online Ph. D. in Professional Counseling degree program from Amridge University has been designed to be a rigorous research oriented program beyond the Master's degree that will aid its students in their study of the theories of counseling and marriage and family therapy, human development, problems with abuse and addiction, cultural diversity, and research.

This online degree in professional counseling will develop each of its student's knowledge and skills in counseling, which they will aid them in succeeding in a number of church settings or any other professional setting.

Topics covered by the online professional counseling courses in this program will cover a number of topics, including:

  • Ethics and Professional Identity
  • Community and Social Systems
  • Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Human Development
  • Human Sexual Development
  • Marriage and Family Development
  • Basic Counseling Techniques/Helping Relationships
  • Interpersonal and Family Dynamics
  • Marital and Family Systems
  • Counseling for Abusive Relationships
  • Advanced Therapy
  • Theories of Personality Development
  • Research and Evaluation
  • Assessment of Individuals and Families
  • Lifestyle and Career Development
  • Psychopathology and Psychopharmacology

Graduates of this online degree in professional counseling will be prepared for licensure in Professional Counseling in their resident state, and will be able to provide counseling to individuals and groups through their ministry.

Accreditation Information

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

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