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Postgraduate Certificate in Marriage & Family Counseling


Increase your outreach as a Christian counselor with advanced training and experience related to marriage and family issues. Counseling graduates who complete this certificate program and who accumulate 50 hours of individual supervision with a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor (LMFTS) are eligible to apply for South Carolina State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (LMFT/I) certification. Students from other programs may be eligible based on the requirements of their master’s program.

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TraditionalOffered in a traditional format on our Columbia campus.

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Note: This certificate program is not eligible for federal Title IV financial aid funds - i.e. Federal Direct Loans.

Featured Faculty: 
Harvey Payne
Adjunct Counseling Professor

B.S., Lancaster Bible College; M.A. in Counseling, Denver Seminary; Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology

Tom Barbian Thomas Barbian
Adjunct Counseling Professor

B.A., Southern California College; M.S., California Lutheran University; Ph.D., Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology

Charles Koestline
Adjunct Counseling Professor

B.A., Suffolk University; M.A., Miami University

Larry R. Wagner
Counseling Professor

B.A., Wheaton College; M.Ed., George Mason University; Ph.D., Texas A&M

Cathy Warn Cathy Warn
Director of Training and Internship

B.A., Montreat College; M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary