Journal of Counselor Preparation and Supervision

Document Type



dissertation, dissertation styles, counselor education

Subject Area

Counselor Education


The dissertation is the pinnacle of a doctoral student’s educational experience. We explore the history of dissertations; the dissertation process within counselor education; and three dissertation styles (traditional, companion, manuscript). Additionally, we provide a model of one institution’s manuscript style dissertation. Implications and recommendations for future research are also discussed.



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