LMHC, LPCC 15, Ed.D.
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Rich Stapleton is Core Faculty at Walden University in the Master's in Mental Health Counseling Program, accredited by CACREP. He has been practicing since 2005 and started out his career working in Aurora, Colorado at an all-girls residential treatment center. He received his doctorate from Argosy University in Denver, Colorado in 2012. His research interest is on Secondary Trauma and his research on Coping Styles and Secondary Traumatic Stress in Direct Care Staff Working in Residential Treatment Centers was published in the Journal of Therapeutic Schools and Programs in 2016.
In Iowa, Richard is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and he is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Minnesota. He is also a Nationally Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors. He is an Approved Clinical Supervisor by the Center for Credentialing and Education. He was recently certified as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional in 2019.
License, Training, and Certifications:
Masters in Counseling
Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision
Licensed Mental Health Counselor â€“ Iowa
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor â€“ Minnesota
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy)- Part II Trained
National Certified Counselor (NBCC)
Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS)
Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH)
Certified Clinical Trauma Professional
American Counseling Association
American Counseling Association of Iowa
Association for Children and Adolescent Counselors
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
Counselors for Social Justice
Iowa Mental Health Counselors Association
Boards and Committees:
President: American Counseling Association of Iowa
Advocacy Committee â€“ Association of Children and Adolescent Counselors
Journal of Child and Adolescent Counselors Editorial Board
Johnson County Case Management Advisory Board