Certificates in Holistic Counseling

Our four-course certificates in holistic counseling provide professional development and growth in a variety of topics. In keeping with the University’s mission, our programs prepare students to work for a world that is harmonious, just and merciful by expanding knowledge and understanding in their chosen field.

Our Program

The Certificate of Graduate Studies is designed for students who are seeking advanced academic and/or professional training without the format pursuit of a master’s degree, while the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies is a post-master’s program. Working closely with a program director, students learn to incorporate the best in counselor education training with a holistic perspective.

While some courses may be completed online, evening courses are also offered at our Newport campus and in a hybrid classroom/online format.

Program Spotlight: Cultural Awareness

The course Cultural Awareness in Counseling takes an innovative and experiential approach to examining culture in the lives of counselors and their clients. Students explore personal thinking styles, biases, identity models, cultural counseling competencies, ethics and issues of justice and mercy though a creative and challenging lens. Each semester, students and the professor leave this course as a better version of their previous selves.

 One of the important things I learned in this course is that everyone has biased attitudes and beliefs. We have to actively work to deconstruct these on a daily basis to develop a holistic thinking style. 

Amira Nelson ’18 (M), counselor, Stanley Street Treatment and Resources

Our Faculty

Courses are taught by seasoned professionals who are experts in their field. Instructors work one-on-one with students to meet their individual needs while serving as career-focused mentors.​

 

Meet Our Faculty

Certificates in Holistic Counseling

Clinical Mental Health: Concentration in Holistic Counseling (CAGS)

4 courses | 12 credits

Required courses:

  • HLC590: Internship Seminar I
  • HLC591 Internship Seminar II

Students choose six additional credits in consultation with the program director.

Students who wish to pursue licensure as mental health counselors complete additional requirements prior to sitting for the examination. Regulations and further details are outlined by the state in which candidates wish to become licensed.

Learn more about costs, financing and success rates for this program.

Holistic Studies (CGS)

Required course:

  • HLC504: Holistic Foundations

Students also select three electives in holistic counseling, holistic leadership and/or the expressive and creative arts, provided the chosen courses do not have prerequisites. Students develop their course of study in partnership with a program advisor.

Learn more about costs, financing and success rates for this program.

Substance Abuse and Treatment: Concentration in Holistic Counseling (CAGS)

4 courses| 12 credits

Required prerequisite courses:

  • HLC509: Theories of Counseling
  • HLC515: Assessment and Treatment Planning
  • HLC516: Group Process

Equivalent courses from an accredited institution may also be accepted.

Required courses:

  • HLC620: Theory and Overview of Substance Abuse Treatment 
  • HLC621: Ethics and Confidentiality in Behavioral Health Care 
  • HLC622: Neuroscience of Chemical Dependency 
  • HLC623: Substance Abuse Treatment 

Learn more about costs, financing and success rates for this program.

Substance Abuse Foundations in Holistic Studies (CAGS)

4 courses | 12 credits

Required courses:

  • HLC504: Holistic Foundations 
  • HLC505: Interpersonal Helping Skills 
  • HLC523: Foundations of Substance Abuse 
  • HLC524: Identification of Special Population Needs within the Context of Substance Abuse 

Learn more about costs, financing and success rates for this program.

 

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