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Post-Master's Certificate Programs

Note: Prerequisites for the Certificate of Graduate Studies include a master's or doctorate in any mental health field and eligibility to pursue licensure in your field in the state where you work.

The Post-Master's Certificate Programs are designed for counselor continuing education to add necessary coursework and clinical experiences for additional state credentialing requirements and specialized counselor training. Persons wishing to pursue a Certificate of Graduate Studies for counselor career development must hold a master's or doctorate in any mental health field and be eligible to pursue licensure in your field in the state where you work.

Current Regent M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling; M.A. in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling; and M.A. in School Counseling students must complete at least one semester of the program before they are eligible to apply for admission to a certificate program. Graduates from these degrees may be eligible for a reduced number of credits toward completion of a certificate, depending on the original completed major (i.e. clinical graduate adding certificate in school). View a sample of reduced hours.

  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (On Campus or Online)
  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in School Counseling (On Campus or Online)
  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling (On Campus or Online)
  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Trauma (On Campus or Online)
  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Addiction (On Campus or Online)

Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Courses required to earn a Certificate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (18 hours)
COUN 532 Assessment Techniques in Counseling (3)
COUN 535 Addiction Therapies for Individuals & Families (3)
COUN 538 Psychopathology and Diagnosis (3)
COUN 562 Crisis, Trauma & Clinical Mental Health (3)
COUN 570 Multicultural Counseling (3)
COUN 595 A Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3)

Certificate in School Counseling

Courses required to earn a Certificate in School Counseling (18 hours)
COUN 514 Counseling Children & Adolescents (3)
COUN 516 Principles of School Counseling (3)
COUN 519 Program Development & Evaluation for School Counselors (3)
COUN 545 Concepts of Family Systems (3)
COUN 570 Multicultural Counseling (3)
COUN 594 A Internship in School Counseling (3)

Certificate in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling

Courses required to earn a Certificate in Marriage, Couple and Family Counseling (18 hours)
COUN 535 Addiction Therapies for Individuals & Families (3)
COUN 545 Concepts of Family Systems (3)
COUN 546 Marital and Couple Therapy (3)
COUN 547 Models of Family Therapy (3)
COUN 548 Theories of Human Sexuality (3)
COUN 593 A Internship in Marriage, Couple & Family Counseling (3)

Certificate in Trauma

Courses required to earn a Certificate in Trauma (18 hours)
COUN 557 Sexual Trauma, Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking (3)
COUN 558 Disaster Trauma & Psychological First Aid (3)
COUN 559 Treating PTSD, Compassion Fatigue, & Complex Trauma (3)
COUN 561 Ethics, Professional Orientation & Legal Issues in Counseling (3)
COUN 562 Crisis, Trauma & Clinical Mental Health (3)
COUN 595 A Internship in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (3) (with a focus on trauma) or COUN 580 Practicum in Trauma Studies (3)

Certificate in Addiction

Courses required to earn a Certificate in Addiction (18 Credit Hours)
COUN 535 Addiction Therapies for Individuals & Families I (3)
COUN 571 Addiction Therapies for Individuals & Families II (3)
COUN 572 Addiction: Traditional and Faith (3)
COUN 573 Addiction and the Family (3)
COUN 574 Introduction to Process Addiction (3)
COUN 592 Internship in Addiction (3)

A student who is not currently enrolled in the SPC who wishes to complete the Certificate of Graduate Studies must apply as a non-degree student through our admissions office. All courses must be taken at Regent University. Courses cannot be transferred in to the CGS programs. All requirements for the Certificate must be completed within a five-year period of time.

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