Cannon-Clary College of Education

Certificate in Counseling Skills

Discount for Ministers and Church Leaders

  • Applicants who are church ministers, shepherds or serve in other leadership or ministry capacity are eligible for savings. The cost of the first class is $250 with a 50% discount for remaining counseling skills certificate classes.

Contact the Mental Health & Wellness Office for more details at 501-279-4500 or

Expand Your Counseling Capacity

This 18-hour certificate program is designed to equip preachers, youth ministers, family ministers, women’s ministers, church leaders, missionaries and lay leaders with the tools necessary for working with and helping those dealing with addictions, marital issues, parenting difficulties and other mental health concerns within a church or ministry related context. 

  • Online delivery 

Admission Requirements


  • Complete the online application.
  • Request official transcripts* be sent directly from previous institutions to
    *Note: Harding alumni and current students do not need to request Harding transcripts as they are on file.
  • Request one letter of recommendation.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an institution accredited by an agency nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Applicants will also be required to complete a virtual interview with the faculty prior to admission

Please direct any questions to:

Harding University
Department of Mental Health & Wellness
HU 12254
Searcy, AR 72149-5615

Phone: 501-279-4500
Fax: 501-279-5964

When to Apply

Applications should be submitted by the following dates:

Summer term: March 30

Fall term: July 1

Spring term: November 15

Academic Catalog

Curriculum Plan & Course Schedule

COUN 6020 Techniques in Counseling

COUN 6100 Group Counseling

COUN 6110 Multicultural Counseling

COUN 6120 Addictions Counseling 

COUN 6130 Human Sexuality and Counseling

COUN 6140 Relational Counseling


Total of 18 hours 

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Mental Health & Wellness is part of the College of Education


Fax: 501-279-5964

Mailing address:
Harding University
Department of Mental Health & Wellness
HU 12254
Searcy, AR 72149-5615