Milligan to host prospective counseling students on March 31 and April 25

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (March 4, 2016) — Students interested in studying counseling can be a Milligan College “Student for a Night” and experience the college’s graduate counseling program on March 31 and April 25 at 6:30 p.m. Students will meet in Hardin Hall, room 103.

For both sessions, prospective students will have the opportunity to connect with current students, tour the counseling center and sit in on counseling classes taught by Milligan’s counseling faculty.

On March 31, students will be able to sit in on “Assessments and Evaluation Techniques,” taught by Dr. Christine Browning, Milligan’s associate professor of counseling and psychology. Serving as the director of Milligan’s counseling program, Browning is a licensed professional counselor, a nationally certified counselor and a psychological examiner. She has a passion for working with individuals who have experienced trauma and abuse in childhood and is a certified trauma and abuse counselor.

On April 25, students can experience “Child and Adult Psychopathology,” taught by Dr. John-Paul Abner, Milligan’s professor of occupational therapy, psychology and counseling. He has Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Florida. In addition, he is a licensed clinical psychologist who was named executive director of the board of Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) International. Abner also is a certified PCIT Master Trainer for PCIT International and is involved in dissemination efforts nationwide.

“This event is the perfect opportunity for students to experience first-hand what it’s like to be a counseling student at Milligan,” said Jennifer Duran, admissions recruiter for healthcare programs. “Students will be able to interact with and experience the quality of Milligan master teachers, like Dr. Browning and Dr. Abner, while also meeting other current students in the program.”

The Master of Science in Counseling (M.S.C.) program offers concentrations in school counseling and clinical mental health counseling. In addition, through a cooperative agreement with Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Milligan offers a certificate of graduate study in counseling ministry which introduces students to basic knowledge about both secular and Christian perspectives on counseling and how these may be applied in a church-based setting. Learn more at

For more information, contact Jennifer Duran at 423.461.8424 or


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