Receive a Certificate in Counseling

You can choose to earn Professional Certification or Advanced Certification for Counseling and begin in the Fall and Spring semesters. The entire program is 30 weeks for a Professional Certificate (12 credits) or 11 months for an Advanced Certificate (18 credits). Students will take one 7-week course at a time. Learning activities will involve approximately 13 to 16 hours of your time invested each week.

Term Start Date
Spring February 26, 2018

Transformation through relational education

You won’t have to do these courses alone. Every other week you will meet with your professor and classmates in a virtual classroom. You’ll also participate in monthly virtual classrooms with Dr. Townsend and the Institute Fellows. Our learning activities will engage you both intellectually and personally. Our program goes beyond simply giving you knowledge and skills - you are immersed in an experiential growth program with your classmates that develops your strengths and supports your personal health.

  • Certificate Courses
  • 12 Units
  • COUN 600 Personal Development Skills Process Group
  • 3
Feb. 27 – March 19 including Kick-off Conference on campus, March 5-8
  • COUN 601 Human Growth and Development
  • 3
March 13 – April 30
  • COUN 602 Theory and Techniques of Counseling
  • 3
May 8 – June 25
  • COUN 603 Clinical Psychopathology and Diagnosis
  • 3
June 26 – August 13
  • Advanced Counseling Certificate
  • 18 Units
  • COUN 600 Personal Development Skills Process Group
  • 3
Feb. 27 – March 19 including Kick-off Conference on campus, March 5-8
  • COUN 601 Human Growth and Development
  • 3
March 13 – April 30
  • COUN 602 Theory and Techniques of Counseling
  • 3
May 8 – June 25
  • COUN 603 Clinical Psychopathology and Diagnosis
  • 3
June 26 – August 13
  • COUN 610 Advanced Skills of Mental Health Counseling
  • 3
August 21–October 8
  • Any additional counseling course
  • 3
October 16–December 10

 

A deep bench of experience

When you make a choice to invest in your future by continuing your education, you want to be sure your time is well spent. That’s where the Townsend Institute at Concordia University Irvine offers a distinct advantage. In addition to top-tier Faculty, Dr. Townsend has assembled a world-class team of influencers, the Institute Fellows - author-teachers and practitioners with broad platforms who are widely recognized. John offers his students personal access to NYT bestselling authors and thought leaders, the heads of great organizations, leaders of leaders, and top researchers and clinicians. You will connect to these influencers and practitioners in the monthly virtual symposia.

Meet our Fellows

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are listed here for your convenience, but are subject to change without notice.

Tuition/Fee Cost
Application Fee $50
Graduation Fee $184
Tuition $520/unit

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