• Masters or doctoral degree in a clinical mental health-related field (e.g., counseling, marriage & family therapy, social work, psychology) required. Although it is not required, it is strongly preferred that you are in active clinical practice and working with clients.
• Master’s level students may be permitted to take the course provided a letter of recommendation from a faculty member is received ahead of time.
• Medical professionals (e.g., nurses, physicians) may also be eligible to take the course if they possess a clinical master’s or doctorate degree and if their primary specialty is within mental health. In these three specialty scenarios, prior approval is required.
• Chemical dependency professionals with a master’s degree or higher may also be eligible to take the course. Pastoral/Christian counselors, art/music/dance therapists may also be eligible if they can show sufficient clinical content on their Master’s level transcripts. In these three specialty scenarios, prior approval is required.
In the cases of these special circumstances, all cases must be made in writing with supporting documentation. Requests can be sent here. Your registration is not considered complete / confirmed until approval is granted.