Division of Counseling & Family Therapy (DCFT) Post-Graduate Academic Certificates

Division of Counseling & Family Therapy (DCFT) Post-Graduate Academic Certificates Prerequisites

Completion of a Master’s degree in Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, or a closely related clinical field from a regionally accredited university.

For the Marriage and Family Certificate and the Counseling Children and Adolescent Certificate, completion of a clinical internship within the Master’s degree – 600 hours minimum supervised clinical experience within the prior Master's degree program. This is not a requirement for the Depth Psychotherapy certificate.

DCFT Certificate Admissions

The Office of Admissions must receive the following documentation from each applicant before an admission decision can be rendered:

  • A completed online application, which includes a nonrefundable application fee (www.regis.edu/apply).
  • Official transcript(s) reflecting a master’s degree awarded from a regionally accredited college or university. Documentation of completion of a clinical internship may be required by the admission committee.
  • Completed admission essay
  • Two recommendation forms
  • Current resume
  • Criminal background check (Depth Psychotherapy Certificate does not have this requirement).

Once all documentation has been received, the Program Admission Committee makes an admission decision and notifies the applicant in writing.

For students enrolled in DCFT programs, a different procedure is followed to apply to DCFT Certificate programs. Information can be obtained from the student’s academic advisor.

DCFT Certificate Student Competencies and Remediation

As a student progresses in the program, faculty will evaluate student performance using the Counseling Student Performance Evaluation (SPE) at developmental points throughout the program. Students will receive feedback on the SPE regarding their professional strengths as well as areas for growth. Students exhibiting unsatisfactory performance in any area will be referred by faculty to the Remediation Coordinator who will appoint a Remediation and Support Committee to address the needs of the student. A specific remediation plan and/or a recommendation on progression or dismissal from the Program will be made to the Certificate Coordinator by the Remediation and Support Committee. Once approved, the recommendations by the committee will be monitored and proof of compliance must be demonstrated by the student prior to further progression in the program. For a detailed description of remediation and appeal procedures, see the MAC/MAMFT student manuals.

DCFT Certificate Requirements

Each DCFT Certificate student:

  • Must successfully complete all certificate requirements within four years (48 months) from the date of the student’s acceptance into the Certificate Program.
  • Must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.000 or better in courses required for the certificate. In addition, a student who receives a grade of “C+” or less in two courses will be subject to academic review and may be suspended from the program. No grades in courses less than a “B-” will be counted toward certificate requirements (e.g., “C+” or less). In courses that are graded with “P” (Pass) or “N” (No Pass), only grades of “P” will count towards graduation of master’s certificate requirements. Certificate candidates must also maintain acceptable ratings on the Student Performance Evaluation (SPE) throughout the program. Students who are rated below minimum program requirements on the SPE may be subject to a remediation plan to address professional competency deficiencies. In some cases, suspension or dismissal from program may be determined.
  • Is expected to share in the responsibilities of their own learning in partnership with faculty advisors, instructors, and student colleagues.