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Monthly archive: March 2019

Richmont Faculty and Student Present at CAPS Conference

The Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS) is a non-profit professional organization comprised of Psychologists, Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Professors, Social Workers, Pastoral Counselors, and Students. CAPS mission is to encourage in-depth consideration of therapeutic, research, theoretical, and theological issues. Each year CAPS holds an annual national conference, and this year’s conference titled “Transformed: Emerging Trends in Training and Practice” was held in Dallas, Texas (March 21-23, 2019).

Richmont Graduate University is proud to have five (5) faculty members and two (2) students presenting at this year’s CAPS conference. The 2020 CAPS annual conference will be held in Atlanta, Georiga and eight (8) Richmont faculty members will be serving on the CAPS administrative team. The involvement of Richmont administration, faculty, and students with CAPS represents Richmont’s continued commitment to research and leadership in the field of counseling and integration.

 

The following is a list of presentations by Richmont faculty and students at the 2019 CAPS conference:

Breakout Sessions

MINDFUL COMMUNICATION IN INTEGRATION EDUCATION – RELATIONSHIPS THAT TRANSFORM

Cara Cochran, PhD, Richmont Graduate University

 

PROMOTING WELLNESS IN GRADUATE STUDENTS: UTILIZING THE ADVISORY RELATIONSHIP TO FOSTER STUDENTS’ ONGOING COMMITMENT TO WELLNESS

Amanda Blackburn, PsyD, Jama White, PsyD & Mary Plisco, PhD, Richmont Graduate University

Richmont faculty: Dr. Dan Sartor, Dr. Amanda Blackburn, Dr. Jama White, Dr. Cara Cochran, and Dr. Mary Plisco

THE ROLE OF ATTACHMENT IN PROMOTING SPIRITUAL FORMATION IN ONE GRADUATE CLINICAL MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM

Dan Sartor, PhD, Cara Cochran PhD, Amanda Blackburn, PsyD, Mary Plisco, PhD, & Jama White, PsyD, Richmont Graduate University

 

TO BRACKET OR BROACH: DISCERNING HOW TO ENGAGE VALUE DIFFERENCES

Dan Sartor, PhD, Jama White, PsyD, Richmont Graduate University, Cayla Bland, PhD, Biola Univeristy, & Jill Bruce, PhD, Grace College

 

TO TWEET OR NOT TO TWEET: SOCIAL MEDIA, ONLINE PRESENCE, AND PROFESSIONAL ETHICS

Cara Cochran, PhD & Meredith Kerley, BS, Richmont Graduate University

 

Poster Session

Richmont student Nicole Vernon and Dr. Mary Plisco

THE EFFECTS OF SELF-COMPASSION AND MINDFULNESS ON FLOW AND PERFORMANCE ANXIETY IN ELITE ATHLETES

Nicole Vernon, B.S. and Mary Plisco, PhD, Richmont Graduate University

 

President Timothy Quinnan featured in “Profiles in Presidential Leadership”

Richmont Graduate University President Timothy Quinnan has been honored by his alma mater, the Union Institue and University, as a notable alumnus. Along with this recognition, Dr. Quinnan is also featured in a Union Institute and University article on leadership.

You can read Dr. Quinnan’s thoughts on leadership on the Union Institute and University website (click here).

After graduating from the Union Institute and University with a Ph.D. in Higher Education, Dr. Quinnan held numerous leadership positions at prestigious universities including Florida State, San Diego State, and the University of Texas at Arlington.

Dr. Quinnan was named President of Richmont Graduate University in August of 2017. Since taking office, Dr. Quinnan has lead Richmont through a period of growth and expansion and this year launched a new three-year Strategic Plan titled “In Pursuit of Excellence – 2021”. You can learn more about the Strategic Plan including the plan’s five strategic aspirations on the new strategic plan website (click here).

Now Accepting Transfer Students

Several universities have recently faced hardships leaving students with partially completed master’s degrees. Richmont Graduate University is available to assist in the completion of their Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree.

Richmont offers a generous transfer policy including:

  • Free transfer credit evaluation.
  • No transfer credit fees.
  • The ability to transfer up to 1/3 of total program credit (up to 22 credit hours). *extended to 2/3 for eligible argosy students
  • The ability to apply for financial aid and scholarships.

Students interested in transferring to Richmont should contact the Admissions Team and complete a transfer of credit request form.

Richmont Graduate University has a strong legacy of growth and financial stability. The university is debt-free and recently received 10-year reaccreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Furthermore, Richmont’s Clinical Mental Health program is CACREP accredited and consistently has high NCE scores and job placement rates.

Richmont Trauma Center Open House and Play Therapy Room Grand Opening

Dr. Vanessa Snyder, Vice President of the Richmont Institute of Trauma and Recovery, welcomes open house guests.

pictured above: Kurt Idler, Suzanne Roski Idler, Patricia Roski, Dr. Timothy Quinnan, Renee Roski-Holdo (class of 2017), and Dominique Holdo (current student).

Saturday, March 2nd, the Richmont Trauma Center hosted an open house and grand opening of the Jeffery Harrison Roski Play Therapy Room. Trauma Center staff and Richmont Graduate University administration including President Timothy Quinnan were on hand for the occasion. The creation of the play therapy room was made possible by a generous contribution from the Roski Family Trust. Several members of the Roski family were honored guests present to participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony. Suzanne Roski Idler, one of Mr. Roski’s daughters, spoke of how her parents always encouraged play while their children were growing up and of how commonplace it was for her parents to play alongside their children. She noted her dad would never have wanted to put his name on something, but the family decided the play therapy room was a fitting memorial for him.

Emme Blackburn cuts the ribbon on the play therapy room doll house.

Those who would like to contribute to the work of the Richmont Trauma Center can make a donation at richmonttraumacenter.com/donate Donors may choose to purchase a building block on the “Build Up a Child” wall at the entrance to the play therapy room to honor or memorialize someone or leave a message of encouragement. Guests at the open house were able to mark their desired block locations on a mockup of the finished wall.

The Richmont Trauma Center was created to provide quality mental health treatment to those impacted by single episode and complex trauma. Trauma Center counselors are honored to walk the journey with individuals and families as they work to heal and grow. The Richmont Trauma Center is located on the Atlanta campus of Richmont Graduate University. Counselors are available by appointment for individuals, couples, families, and children. The Richmont Trauma Center staff offers specialized services including:

The Richmont Trauma Center staff. front row: Ashley Mossy, Renee Holdo, Deanna Davis, and Vanessa Snyder back row: Erica Welsh, Lyresa McGriff, Monique Jones, Madelon Morgan, and Emma Donaldson

 

• Child-Centered Play Therapy
• Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
• Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
• Bio-Feedback
• Neuro-Feedback
• Somatic Experiencing
• Certified Sex Addiction Therapy (CSAT)
• Art Therapy
• Trauma Sensitive Yoga
• Trauma-Informed Supervision

For more information on the Richmont Trauma Center, visit richmonttraumacenter.com

To schedule an appointment, call (770) 575-9393