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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.

Ethics Consultations: A Multi-Bin Approach

Monday, September 26, 2022 / 12-1PM / 1 Ethics CE Available


Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID:  922 1353 5522

Presenter: William Doverspike, Ph.D.

Presenter Bio: William F. Doverspike, Ph.D. is the author of Risk Management (2015), the first edition of which evolved out of his 12 years of experience as a member of the Ethics Committee of the Georgia Psychological Association (GPA). Dr. Doverspike is a former President of GPA and he is currently a member of the Georgia Licensing Board for psychologists. He holds board certification Diplomates in Clinical Psychology (ABPP) and Neuropsychology (ABPN). He maintains a private practice at the Atlanta Counseling Center.

Workshop Description:

This continuing education activity will focus on one decision-making model, which will include the multi-bin concept that Dr. Doverspike has used in many consultations.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Describe six steps of a multiple step model.
2. Identify four bins that help define a problem.
3. Apply the concepts to a common ethics question

Target Audience: Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Graduate Students


1. Behnke, S. (2014, February). What kind of issue is it? A “four-bin” approach to ethics consultation is helpful in practice settings. Monitor on Psychology, 45(2), 62.
2. Giovanetti, M., & Jones, M. (2022, July). Respecting the dignity of clients through trust building. Counseling Today, 65(1), 25–27.
3. Miu, A. S., Joseph, A., Hakim, E., Cox, E. D., & Greenwald, E. (2022). Peer consultation: An enriching necessity rather than a luxury for psychologists during and beyond the pandemic. Journal of Health Service Psychology, 48(1), 13–19.
4. Novotney, A. (2020, March). Common ethical missteps and how to avoid them. Monitor on Psychology, 51(2), 37–40.
5. Woody, W. D., Gretz, D., LaFary, K., & Rosenblum, C. (2022, February-March). (UnEthical) consequence: How psychology’s cold war defense of military personnel led to enhanced interrogation techniques in the War on Terror. American Psychologist, 77(2), 221–233.

For questions, please contact Amy Estes at

There is no known commercial support for this workshop.

Richmont Graduate University is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Richmont Graduate University maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

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

Monday, October 3, 2022 / 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.

Thriving in Private Practice as an Intern & Clinician

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 / 12-1PM / 1 CE available


Join Zoom Meeting | Meeting ID: 924 6936 1529

Presenter: Nicole Thaxton, Ph.D.

Presenter Bio: Dr. Nicole Thaxton, PhD is the Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Atlanta Wellness Collective, a holistic counseling and wellness practice located in Acworth and Marietta, Georgia. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Professional Counselor Supervisor who has counseled high achieving adults, adolescents, and their families in private practice since 2016. Dr. Nicole earned a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Georgia, M.A. in CMHC from Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, and PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Mercer University. She has certificates and specializations in developmental trauma, child and adolescent counseling, and counseling supervision.

Workshop Description:

This workshop is focused on considerations and strategies for succeeding in private practice as an intern and clinician, including branding skills, marketing and networking strategies, and developing the identity of a private practice clinician.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to identify strategies for succeeding in private practice.

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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