Amy J. Armstrong, Ph.D.
Associate professor and chair
Christopher C. Wagner, Ph.D.
Associate professor and vice chair
Professional Counseling, Certificate in (Post-master’s certificate)
The advanced certificate program in professional counseling is designed for persons who hold the Master of Science or Master of Arts degree in counseling from VCU or other institutions. The intent is to assist students in meeting the educational requirements for the Licensed Professional Counselor, the Licensed Substance Abuse Practitioner and the Certified Substance Abuse Counselor credentials in Virginia and other states. The certificate program also may be pursued to fulfill preservice or continuing education requirements for various national certifications, such as National Certified Counselor or Certified Rehabilitation Counselor. Applicants to the program designate a preferred specialization based upon interest and need. Specialization requirements may exceed the minimum number of required credits for the certificate program as a whole.
Specific goals include but are not limited to:
Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to: