Systemic Multicultural Counseling Certificate

Systemic Multicultural Counseling Certificate

The Marriage and Family Therapy program offers a certificate in Systemic Multicultural Counseling. This program provides specialized training for current students and mental health professionals to work with marginalized populations. The Systemic Multicultural Counseling Certificate Program focuses on issues of Inclusion and Social Justice in the therapeutic space and a healthy functioning global citizenry.

The program will provide participants with
• A broader perspective for working systemically in private practice and mental health agencies.
• Specialized training to help effectively treat marginalized and oppressed populations.

Location: On Campus

Admission Requirements

Master's degree* from an accredited college or university or enrollment in a master's program; complete application to the Graduate School; a completed Department of Human Development and Psychological Counseling questionnaire.

*Applicants with baccalaureate degrees will be considered for admission provided they have experience working in a mental health related field.

Apply to enroll in the Systemic Multicultural Counseling Certiifcate program through the Cratis D. Williams School of Graduate Studies. 

Current students should complete a Change of Program Form


12 semester hours

Students must take the following courses: 

  • HPC 5110: Multicultural Counseling (3)
  • HPC 5270: Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy I (3)
  • HPC 6525: Advanced Systemic Multicultural Counseling (3)

Choose one of the following courses:

  • HPC 5274: Substance Abuse in Family Systems (3)
  • HPC 5570: Counseling the Addicted Person (3)
  •  HPC 5272: Individual and Family Development (3)
  •  HPC 5271: Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy II (3)