Certificates in the Hope Approach
A certificate in the Hope Approach is a sign of having demonstrated expertise in the Hope Approach to couples counseling.
There are 3 types of certificates available in the Hope Approach to Couples Counseling. Click on the one that is appropriate for you.
1. Student Certificate in Hope Couples Counseling*: For graduate students in the mental health disciplines or divinity school/school of theology. A copy of a current student identification and transcript or documentation of enrollment in a mental health or divinity/theology program is required.
2. Pastoral Certificate in Hope Couples Counseling*: For ordained ministers or chaplains. A copy of ordination certificate and religious education in counseling (e.g., Divinity school or Bible College classes in counseling) is required.
3. Professional Certificate in Hope Couples Counseling*: For licensed mental health providers (e.g., psychologist, psychiatrist, social work, counseling). A copy of license is required.
* These certificates demonstrate completion of continuing education and course completion. It is not a professional license, is not recognized by any state, and does not guarantee that the recipient is able to independently practice couples counseling. It is intended as a demonstration of adjunctive training specific to the Hope approach beyond general graduate training in a mental health discipline or pastoral care.