FHU Professor Awarded Counseling Diplomate

DECEMBER 10, 2013

The American Mental Health Counselors Association has recognized Dr. Mike Cravens as a diplomate and clinical mental health specialist in couples counseling. Cravens is a professor of family studies and counseling at Freed-Hardeman University.


To become a diplomate, Cravens was required to earn a doctorate applicable to clinical counseling, demonstrate clinical mental health counseling proficiency and expertise as a specialist in couples counseling, to teach graduate level counseling courses, supervise graduate students and serve at least two years on the state licensing board. All diplomate awardees will be acknowledged in The Advocate newsletter and at the AMHCA Annual Conference in Seattle, Wash., July 10-12, 2014.

Cravens is a licensed professional counselor and mental health service provider and a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of Tennessee. In addition to teaching courses in counseling, human sexuality and marriage and the family, Cravens serves as the director of the Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at FHU.