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Counseling Programs at Grand Canyon University are unified in their effort to educate and train students to become Professional Counselors and Counselor Educators. The endeavor, spearheaded by The College for Doctoral Studies and The College of Humanities and Social Sciences are concerned with: the continued development and evolution of counseling programs housed in the various colleges; for students in their admission, matriculation and graduation from those varied programs; and those faculty in their development as counselor educators, research presenters and advanced clinical practitioners.   


CHSS Academic Unit:

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) counseling academic unit consists of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling (CMHC) and School Counseling (SC) programs and articulates its purpose through mission statements, program objectives, and goals that focus on best practices to equip counselors in training as change agents in a global society. 

Counseling Academic Unit Mission Statement (CMHC & SC):

The mission of the counseling academic unit is to prepare counselors-in-training with the knowledge, skills, and dispositional values to become competent global counselors and leaders.

Academic Unit Leadership:


Dr. Anna Edgeston

Academic Unit Leader and Director of CMHC and SC. 

Clinical Mental Health Counseling Degree Program

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Dr. Kimberly Grigg 

SC Program Chair

School Counseling Degree Program

Brent Bailey

Program Manager, Practicum/Internship Coordinator

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Michael Coplan

Faculty Chair

Dr. Kimberly McCann 

Faculty Chair

CDS Unit

The College of Doctoral Studies (CDS) counseling academic unit currently consists of the Counselor Education and Supervision program. It is our desire that you leave this program and become global citizens, critical thinkers, effective communicators and responsible leaders fully equipped to make a profound difference in the lives and communities in which you work.

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CES Academic Leader 

 PhD-CES Qualitative degree program

PhD-CES Quantitative degree program

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Counselor and Counseling Resource List

The purpose of this document is to provide easy access to resources across the country for counselors and counseling. It is organized by state and divided according to regions identified within the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) and American Counseling Association (ACA). Use the link below to access the document for website links and resources to support you and your work.

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