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Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Join us for a Lunch & Learn (noon-1pm) virtually or on the Atlanta or Chattanooga Campus for 1 FREE NBCC clock hour of Continuing Education! No Registration required. Questions?- contact Amy Estes at We encourage confirming the date prior to arriving on campus as there are last-minute cancellations from time to time.

Understanding Enneagram Paths: Stress, Blind Spot, Health, and Converging

Monday, January 23, 2023 / 12-1PM / 1 CE available  


Atlanta Campus, Room 103 / Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 360 244 4307  | Password: 103

Presenter: Kaleigh Newby, MA

Presenter Bio: Kaleigh obtained her master’s degree in Human Services Counseling at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Criminology from Kennesaw State University. Kaleigh is a Certified Field Traumatologist through the Green Cross and a Certified Enneagram Coach. As Executive Director of Richmont’s Trauma Center, Kaleigh is the primary contact for all of our clinicians, interns, and community partner sites. She also manages grant applications and funding that comes into the Trauma Center. She wears many hats and allows our clinicians and interns to do their job well by being available and knowledgeable of the work that is being done through the Trauma Center.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to utilize two new Enneagram Paths, Blind Spot and Converging, in addition to the two well-known Paths, Stress and Health, for all 9 Enneagram types.

Building Relationships Across Differences in an Ever-Changing World

Tuesday, January 31, 2023 / 12-1PM / 1 CE available


Atlanta Campus, Room 103 / Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 360 244 4307  | Password: 103

Presenter: Renée Bryan ’17

Presenter Bio: Renée Bryan M.Ed.,M.A., LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and an experienced Educator who holds a Master of Education degree from Mercer University and a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. She is the founder of Closer to Eden, Inc. which was created to provide counseling, education and consulting services for the purposes of building mental, emotional, and spiritual capacity in the lives of others. Some of her interests and specialties include life transitions, work-life-balance/self-care, anxiety, depression, grief, women’s issues, creating safe spaces for men, group counseling and all things Millennial and Gen Z. Renée is often sought after to share her expertise in facilitating transformative conversations inclusive of social and cultural issues, racial reconciliation and multicultural awareness. Renée also takes delight in partnering with churches to speak on emotional wellness and the intersection of spiritual health.

Workshop Description: With the increase in media/technology along with the mental, social, political and economic aftermath of theCOVID-19 pandemic, our world has become more polarized than ever. Breaking news has become the norm as we continue to grapple with various traumas and the fear of the unknown. This workshop will focus on the essential tools needed in order to build formative relationships across differences as well as advocate for communities and the larger society during these unprecedented times.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to challenge two preconceived notions about connecting across differences and apply two practical ways to connect with others across differences.

Cultural Implications in Therapy for Latino and Latino Descendant Patients: An overview of barriers and psychological strengths

Monday, February 20, 2023 / 12-1PM / 1 CE available


Presenter: Johanna Ramirez Jordan ’20

Presenter Bio: Johanna Jordan, MA is a bilingual Licensed Associate Professional Counselor. Since her graduation from Richmont, she has worked at the Richmont Trauma Center and Peachford Hospital. Currently she serves as Behavioral Health Consultant at Good Samaritan Health Center of Cobb. In this role she Serves as mental health therapist providing comprehensive assessment, diagnosis, and effective treatment planning to adolescents and adults of multiculturally diverse populations; provides assessment, consultation, and brief intervention for psychological and psychiatric disorders assisting in the detection of “at risk” patients and development of plans to prevent further mental deterioration; and leads psychoeducational community oriented workshops including care, prevention, and treatment enhancement techniques.

Workshop Description: Providing mental health therapy for Latino and Latino descendant patients involves specific barriers and psychological strengths that are not recognized by mental health professionals in the development of treatment. In this presentation, participants will learn how the identification of these factors early in treatment and the application of multicultural considerations can assist in better serving the needs of this population.

Learning Objectives: As a result of attending this presentation, participants will be able to identify barriers faced by Latino and Latino descendant patients in and out of session; and recognize the psychological strengths of this population and integrate them in the development of treatment.

Richmont Graduate University has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 4534. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Richmont Graduate University is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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