Appalachian’s Systemic Multicultural Counseling Certificate program provides specialized training in working with diverse and/or marginalized populations. It is designed for current students in the university’s Marriage and Family Therapy program, students interested in helping professions, as well as working mental health professionals. The program focuses on issues of inclusion and social justice in the therapeutic space and creating healthy, functioning global citizens.
The program is housed within Appalachian’s Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling.
Required Entrance Exam: None
Required number of references to specify in the online form: None
Supplemental Information: Resume (Required upload for application submission); HPC Department Questionnaire (upload on the Additional Information page in the online application)
- Spring: 11/1
- Summer Session 1: x
- Summer Session 2: x
- Fall: 7/1
*See full deadline information below under Application Essentials.
- This certificate is currently the only program of its kind in the southeastern United States.
- The Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling has a long history of supporting a multicultural perspective, with faculty who teach from a multicultural viewpoint.
- The Marriage and Family Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
- All graduate programs at Appalachian have small class sizes, providing intimate classroom interaction.
- The School of Graduate Studies offers scholarships, fellowships and assistantships to support eligible, full-time, degree-seeking students.
Method of Delivery
- Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
- Clinic Director
- College-level faculty
Dr. Kristen Benson