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Counseling Military Families

Post-Graduate Certificate

This program is no longer being offered.

The post-graduate certificate in Counseling Military Families (CMF) is developed to provide additional training in working with military families in the areas of secondary trauma, grief and loss, substance abuse, domestic violence, post-traumatic stress and the culture and processes associated with military life, both for the family and for the individual. Learn how to approach military family’s unique stressors from a systemic perspective.

The certificate is a planned program of study which includes six courses offered in an online format. It is designed for community professionals with a master’s degree in counseling or closely related area of clinical psychotherapy who meet the requirements for admission to the certificate program. Military Chaplains and other mental health professionals within the military system will also be given consideration for admissions.

Program Snapshot

Program Format
On-campus courses

Credits for Completion
18 credit hours

Cost of Tuition
$760 per credit hour

Sample Classes

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MCPY 651: Military Family Origins and Life Cycles

An in-depth study of military family life cycle and the impact of transitions such as career, marriage, divorce, military deployment, and death as guides to therapeutic understanding.

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MCPY 653: Counseling Military Couples

Develop a more targeted skill set in theories and techniques addressing issues such as PTSD and trauma found in couple relationships unique within the military culture.

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MCPY 655: Military Crisis, Trauma and Loss

Examines the impact of trauma and loss on military personnel and their families with an emphasis on treatment protocols for recovery and prevention.

Program Details

Get all the details on our post-graduate certificate in Counseling Military Families, including course requirements and application materials.

How to Apply

To apply to the Counseling Military Families post-graduate certificate program, you will need:

  • Completed master's degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work or a closely related clinical field from a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university
  • Completion of a clinical internship within the master's degree with a minimum of 600 supervised clinical hours
  • Completed online application
  • Official degree-bearing transcripts
  • Current resume
  • Admissions essay
  • Two recommendation forms
  • Criminal background check

The first step in the application process is to contact an admissions counselor, who can evaluate your prior learning credit, provide information regarding financial aid and tuition assistance and help you through the entire application process.

Tuition and Fees

Program tuition: $695 per credit hour
Total program credits: 18
A non-refundable deposit of $350.00 is required at the time of acceptance to guarantee a position in the program. The deposit will be applied directly to tuition.

Regis also offers a variety of scholarships, grants and other programs to help you pay for school. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

Rolling Admissions

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. It is recommended you apply to this program at least 4 weeks prior to your desired start date.

Starts are offered in January, May, and August.