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Students and Faculty Present at CAPS Conference

CAPS Conference 2018

The Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) encourages in-depth consideration of therapeutic, research, theoretical, and theological issues. The association is a forum for creative new ideas.  CAPS members serve as psychologists, counselors, educators, marriage and family therapists, social workers, psychiatrists, professional and lay counselors, researchers, pastoral counselors, and students.   https://www.caps.net/about/

Each year at the CAPS Annual Conference, hundreds of professionals gather to share ideas, present research, and learn from each other.  This year’s conference was held in Norfolk, Virginia April 12th – 14th.

Richmont was proud to be well represented by faculty members and students at this year’s conference.  The following is a list of Richmont presenters along with their research topics:

Kelsie Bowman McGlothin (student)

Promoting Healthy Spiritual Development in Children Through Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

Sonja Sutherland, Ph.D. (faculty)

Cultural Competence Development in Christian Counselors-In-Training

Daimi Shirck (student) *3rd Place Winner, Student Category

Clergy’s Perceptions of Their Training and Competence in Regards to Pastoral Counseling Compared to Professional Counselors

Amy Kenney (student) and Amanda Blackburn, Psy.D. (faculty)

Perception, Value, & Practice of Wellness in CACREP-Accredited Counseling Programs

Amanda Hindson (student) and Mary Plisco, Ph.D. (faculty)

Mental Health Treatment for Refugees: Exploring Ways to Address Barriers and Enhance Therapeutic Care

Dan Sartor, Ph.D. (faculty) and Jama White, Psy.D. (faculty)

Beyond Bracketing: Exploring Alternative Paradigms in Values Conflicts

Amanda Blackburn, Psy.D. (faculty), Jama White, Psy.D. (faculty), and Mary Plisco, Ph.D. (faculty)

Promoting Wellness in Graduate Students: Evidence-Based Interactive Activities to Engage Students

The New Richmont App

The new Richmont App is available today on both Apple and Andriod app stores (search for Richmont).
You can also text “rgu app” to 77977 to download.

The new Richmont App has the following capabilities:
  • Sections for Admissions, Alumni, Current Students and Continuing Education
  • Make a donation to Richmont Graduate University
  • Prospective students can complete the application process and register for Preview Day
  • Current students can access forms, current schedules, and the student portal
  • Alumni and Professionals can register for continuing education courses (discount rates available)

Download the Richmont App today to stay connected with all of the great things going on at Richmont Graduate University.

New Scholarship Program: Gateway Scholar Initiative

A new initiative launches this month for prospective Richmont Graduate University students.  Dr. Timothy Quinnan (Richmont President) along with his leadership team developed the Gateway Scholar Initiative to create opportunities for more students to be able to attend Richmont.  The Gateway Scholar Initiative includes two new scholarship programs that will award a total of 15 new scholarship for new students.

Presidential Honors Scholarship

This new scholarship is for students who excelled academically in their undergraduate degree.  To qualify applicants must have achieved to cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.85 or above.  Applicants must be accepted into Richmont’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and be starting classes fall of 2018.  Recipients of this scholarship will receive $3000 toward their first year at Richmont.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 1st, 2018.

Gateway Scholarship

The Gateway Scholarship will be awarded to students who demonstrate financial need.  To qualify students must submit proof of financial need along with their scholarship application.  Applicants must be accepted into Richmont’s Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program and be starting classes fall of 2018.  Recipients of this scholarship will receive $1500 toward their first year at Richmont.  The deadline to apply for this scholarship is May 1st, 2018.

The Gateway Initiative includes an easy application process for these new scholarships.  You can apply online here:  richmont.edu/admissions/scholarships

To qualify for these scholarships you must have completed the application process and have been accepted into the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program.  For more information on the admissions process visit: richmont.edu/admissions

Grand Opening of the new Richmont Store

Today we are excited to announce the launch of the Richmont Store!  At the new online Richmont Store, you will be able to purchase high-quality Richmont apparel and accessories.  Currently, there are ten items available and we will continue to add new items each semester.  Credit cards are accepted and free pickup is available on campus.  Items may also be shipped for an additional fee.

Check out the new store by following this link:  https://www.richmont.edu/store

2017 Perspectives – Richmont’s Annual Review

Our annual Perspectives magazine is now available!  Inside this year’s issue titled “A New Chapter”, you will hear from our new President, Dr. Timothy Quinnan, read about the growth of our graduate programs, and learn about the continued development of our counseling centers.  2017 was a great year for Richmont Graduate University and we are excited to share the highlights and stories with you.  Click below to read or to download 2017 Perspectives.

Henegar Therapists and Richmont Staff Receive Life-Saving Training

Shortly after the New Year, 16 members of the Henegar Counseling Center (HCC) as well as 5 of Richmont’s staff gathered to learn the life-saving techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to utilize an automated external defibrillator (AED).   They were trained to assess the need for CPR and perform compressions, breaths, and AED procedures.   Using CPR and an AED is the best chance of saving a life when an individual is no longer breathing.

These professionals learned that “it’s better to act than do nothing.” Although they hope never to need their training, it’s comforting to know that many HCC therapists and staff members on the Chattanooga campus are now certified in CPR/AED. It’s fitting that the legacy of Hope, Care, and Comfort of HCC is extended to safety emergencies.

Learn more about Henegar Counseling Center at henegarcc.com

Thank You to Our Donors!

We are so thankful for the generous donations received by Richmont in 2017.  Your continued support of Richmont allows our University and Counseling Centers to continue the work of healing, restoration, and transformation.  Your donations also helped us launch two new initiatives in 2017:

We covet your prayers and support as Richmont continues to expand our reach.  Together with our excellent students, our exceptional staff, and you our donors, Richmont is poised for unprecedented growth in 2018.

Check out the newly updated Richmont giving page:  Support Richmont

David Aycock Given Award for Service

This December, Richmont President Timothy Quinnan Ph.D. presented David Aycock Ph.D. with an award for his service to Richmont as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

President Timothy Quinnan presenting David Aycock with his award for service

David is a 1979 graduate of Richmont (then Psychological Studies Institute) and received the Richmont Distinguished Alumni Award in 1995.  David has been a faithful servant of Richmont leading several committees and serving on the Board of Trustees.

Professionally David is a licensed Psychologist and has excelled in his career serving at Taylor University, Gordon College, and owning his practice: A New Start Counseling Center in Fayetteville, Georgia.  We are thankful for David’s continued support of and service to Richmont.

Richmont Trauma Response Team to Aid in Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Richmont’s Trauma Response Team will travel to Corpus Christi today to provide to services to those impacted by Hurricane Harvey.  Hurricane Havey made landfall on Corpus Christi on August 25th as a category 4 hurricane with winds over 130 mph.  Corpus Christi and the neighboring communities of Port Aransas and Rockport saw significant damage as Harvey made landfall and then continued on to Houston.  Richmont is partnering with The Field Innovation Team (FIT) to provide support and recovery to the Corpus Christi community.  The Trauma Response Team will be doing field work in trailer parks, providing compassion fatigue support for first responders, and will be connecting victims with FEMA services.

Richmont’s Trauma Response Team will include faculty members Vanessa Snyder Ph.D. (Team Leader), William McGee Ed.D, and Lorrie Slater Ph.D. as well as Richmont graduate JJ Widener.  The team will be posting updates from Corpus Christi throughout the next week to richmonttrauma.com.

Richmont Graduate University provides Master’s level degree programs and continuing education for Professional Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists.  Richmont’s Institute of Traumatology provides advanced training in Trauma Counseling which prepares students to work with clients who have suffered complex trauma or who are victims of traumatic events.

The Richmont Institute of Traumatology works in collaboration with Green Cross Academy of Traumatology to train individuals in the vital work of domestic and international trauma relief. We are proud to partner with Green Cross, the world’s premier certifying body for traumatologists, and all members of the Richmont Team have earned GCAT certification.

For more information about Trauma Training and for updates regarding Trauma Team’s trip, visit:  richmonttrauma.com

New Achievement for Therapist at Henegar

Congratulations to Dr. Lorrie Slater who has completed and passed all requirements for Marriage & Family Therapy licensure in the state of Tennessee. Already practicing as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a doctorate from Regent University in Counselor Education & Supervision, Dr. Slater is a successful therapist at the Henegar Counseling Center and a well-loved professor of counseling. She especially loves to work with children and teens, women in transition, couples, and families. In her academic role, Dr. Slater serves the Chattanooga campus as Assistant Dean of Students and is known to all by her quick smile, compassionate presence, and commitment to clinical excellence. We are so proud of her achievements and excited to see the new ways the Lord will use her at Richmont as an LMFT. Congratulations, Dr. Slater!