Episode 66: "The Future of Counseling Education"
Guest: Kevin Doyle | Ed.D., President/CEO Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School
Date: December 8, 2022
I had the great pleasure of having Kevin Doyle on the show!
In this episode, we got into many great conversations about how Kevin originally got into the field of mental health and addiction. We then talk about the process of entering graduate school programs and what students can expect from programs.
We also got into discussions regarding certain classes that could be very beneficial for students that should be added to programs as well as possibly changing the prerequisites in getting into a masters level counseling program. Many questions came up regarding “whether is it necessary to have a bachelor’s degree prior to entering a counseling graduate program.
Would other work-related experience be sufficient to enter the masters level counseling program over having a bachelor’s degree?
The difficult topic of gatekeeping was discussed as to the process for the student as well as the graduate school professors.
Then finally we get into discussions on the current behavioral health field workforce issues we are currently having. We talk about why there are workforce issues as well as how can we as a profession improve upon these issues so the future generation of mental health and addiction professionals.
It was an amazing learning experience to have Kevin as a BHI special guest!
Kevin’s contact information
Jacob Minning, MA, LADC
Jacob has always had a strong passion for helping people in need, in addition to helping others achieve their personal health and fitness goals. He has experience with and enjoys assisting others as they work through life’s challenges.