Student Certificate in Hope Focused Counseling

The Student Certificate in Hope Focused Counseling distinguishes you as fully trained in the Hope Focused Approach to couples counseling.  As you apply for internships or positions, you can demonstrate your ability in couples treatment.

To qualify, a couples counselor must:

Total cost for student certificate is $79.00 and includes a copy of the Hope Focused Couples Counseling treatment manual (pdf file), access to all video training, tests, and a copy of the evaluation rubric used for evaluation of your report and clinical tape by Dr Ripley or her delegate .  After passing evaluation, a framable certificate will be mailed to you.  


Certificate Registration

1.  Inform Dr Ripley of your intent to pursue the certificate in the Hope approach by email: hopecouples@hopecouples.com 

2.  Send the following to the MMATE Center:

  • A copy of your student identification and current transcript demonstrating you are a graduate student in mental health or theology/divinity
  • Your contact information:  Name, address, city, zip code, phone number and email address
  • A $79.00 check made out to Ripley Consulting

3. The certificate package with all the information and materials you need will be mailed to you within 2-4 weeks.