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Trent Gilbert to present at SACAC

Atlanta, Georgia – (April 2, 2013)

This April, Trent Gilbert, Vice President for Enrollment at Richmont Graduate University, and Tyler Peterson, Associate Provost of Enrollment Management at Auburn University at Montgomery, will co-present a seminar at the Southern Association for College Admission Counseling’s (SACAC) annual conference.  Their workshop, “Distilling the Campus Visit Experience,” is based on real-world experiences and will help admissions counselors learn how to successfully host visitors on campus.

“Our session at SACAC will be a great opportunity to continue to share the importance of the overall experience that a prospective student has while interacting on their campus visit,” said Peterson. “Trent Gilbert has been one of the frontrunners of this philosophy in higher education, and the schools that are taking his advice are seeing success. It is important that we look outside of higher education for ideas, and a lot of companies are providing great experiences for their customers, and the experience we offer our students should be just as strong.”

As an affiliate of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), SACAC represents approximately 1,500 members throughout the Southeast in order to “…to promote high professional standards in the college admission process by exchanging ideas, sharing common goals and preparing counselors to serve students in the transition from high school to college.” This year, Richmont will be one of 95 universities in attendance at the 2013 conference.

“SACAC always provides great opportunities to share successes and failures as well as to learn how other schools are overcoming the challenges facing admission offices today,” said Gilbert. “Tyler and I believe higher education admission departments could use some fresh ideas, so it will be a fun opportunity for us to present on ways that ideas from the “outside world” can be utilized.”

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Alumni Story: Nick Hersey, LAPC

Alumni Story: Nick Hersey, LAPC

Graduate school was one of the most pivotal decisions in my life.  When I was a teenager I had a miraculous encounter with the Holy Spirit that left me with an unquenchable desire to love on the most broken people of the world.  Throughout my years of ministry I have had a variety of opportunities to work with individuals in very unique ways, but none of the programs and few of the relationships I developed had the impact that I craved.  I realized that I wasn’t equipped to tackle the most challenging obstacles people face: healing from histories of brokenness.  With that, I believed God was calling me to hone my skills in understanding developmental processes, effects of trauma, and how to best recover from them.  I had always been skeptical of the science of psychology and wanted a perspective that was filtered through the lens of Scripture.  After many months of prayer I was sure that God was calling me to pursue my education through Richmont; little did I know just how well He would prepare me!  After being exposed to the world of mental health services I quickly became aware of the quality of education Richmont provides, and how comparable programs left graduates lacking many of the necessary tools to effectively meet clients’ needs.  I couldn’t imagine trying to help UN war refugees work through the horrific tragedies they’ve endured without the caliber of knowledge and depth of experience God blessed me with through my time at Richmont.

Nick Hersey, LAPC
Clinician

Alumni Story: Laura Belli

Alumni Story: Laura Belli

In 2006, I graduated from Richmont and began working with Legacy Strategy, a private practice, under the supervision of Dr. Diane Pearce. Legacy Strategy is a Christian counseling group in Kennesaw, Georgia, that offers specialized individual, family, play, and marital therapy. We provide quality Biblically based counseling that is intentionally integrated into the therapeutic process. One of the reasons why I chose to study at Richmont is the fact that they train students how to integrate Theology and Psychology into the counseling setting.

I treat trauma, self-harm, eating disorders, and dissociative disorders. Young adults and teens are my passion. After graduating I sought advanced training with ISSTD in regards to the treatment of dissociative disorders. Learning and growing never ceases. I have been given the opportunity to speak at schools, churches, lead groups and premarital seminars. Because of the quality education that I received at Richmont, I am able to treat families and individuals in the therapeutic setting and have an influence in the community.

I am in the process of completing the new requirements for LPC supervisors! As of November 2012 I will be supervising students and associates working towards licensure.

Supervising students is my way of giving back to others what was given to me. Encouraging students to meet their potential while giving ethical, quality, professional care is vital for the future of our profession. While at Richmont, I gained the confidence to meet the potential that God put within me. I can honestly say I feel excited every day to be in the field of counseling and to be given the opportunity to be used by God and watch Him intervene daily in the lives of others!