Graduate Certificates provide opportunities for specialized training and can be added to the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health, Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy degrees, or Master of Science in Integration and Pastoral Care. Certificates typically require four additional courses. Most students choose to add one or sometimes two certificates to their program. For more information about specific courses for each certificate, see the current Graduate Catalog.
Specialized training for students seeking a career as a Marriage and Family Therapist (click here for more information).
Courses are taught in cooperation with the Justice Resource Institute (JRI), a national leader in trauma training and research. Students will receive specialized training in the biology and development of trauma and interventions for children and adults.
Courses are taught in cooperation with the Institute for Sexual Wholeness (ISW). Training will cover topics including sexual dysfunctions, addictions, abuse, orientation and identity. This overall specific focus is on human sexuality grounded in Christian thought.
Designed to provide students with specialized training in Christian counseling for children and teens. Students also have the opportunity to be trained in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Focuses on how the practices of Christian formation and spiritual direction may be integrated into the counseling process. This certificate meets the requirements for ACA/ASERVIC Competencies for Addressing Spiritual and Religious Issues in Counseling.
Specialized training in working with addictive disorders including chemical dependency, eating disorders, and sexual addiction. Students are trained to work with a wide range of issues and will receive specialized training in the biological, psychological, and spiritual factors relevant to addictions.
The Pastoral Care Certificate is designed for church, community, para-church, lay ministers, non-profit leaders, and others in healthcare who desire more practical training in caring for and understanding the needs of the people in their ministry field. These students will be trained on a variety of topics to aid in understanding human growth and development and psychopathology, and the role of faith in these arenas. Students will also receive specialized training in practical skills to improve relational ministry while working with those in their community. This certificate cannot be earned while pursuing a master’s degree from the Richmont School of Counseling.
Students may add a certification once they are accepted and enrolled in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling or Marriage and Family Therapy Programs. Talk with your advisor about what certificates might be a good fit for your course of study. Specific questions about each program should be directed to the program coordinators.
Addictions Counseling – Dr. DeVon Mills firstname.lastname@example.org
Child and Adolescent Counseling – Dr. Charles Allen email@example.com
Christian Sex Therapy – Dr. DeVon Mills firstname.lastname@example.org
Integration – Dr. Tyler Rogers email@example.com
Marriage and Family Therapy – Dr. Cara Cochran firstname.lastname@example.org
Pastoral Care – Dr. Tyler Rogers email@example.com
Racial Trauma, Intervention, and Justice – Dr. Sonja Sutherland firstname.lastname@example.org
Spirituality and Counseling Practice – Dr. Marty Goehring email@example.com
Trauma Counseling – Dr. Stanley Hoover firstname.lastname@example.org