Professor of Counseling, VP of Student Affairs

Dr. Blackburn holds a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College and a MA in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College. Dr. Blackburn holds a Professional Counseling license in Georgia and is licensed as a Professional Counselor and a Psychologist in Tennessee. She is also an Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS). Her research interests focus on fostering wellness and self-compassion in counselors-in-training and on theology and practice of grace in counseling. Dr. Blackburn is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS). When Dr. Blackburn isn’t at Richmont, you’ll find her hanging out with her family or watching something funny on Netflix with her husband.

Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) in Spiritual Formation and Leadership

Application Requirements

  • Admission application with a $50 nonrefundable application fee 
  • An acknowledgement that the applicant has reviewed the Statement of Faith
  • A 40 hours Master’s degree with 11 hours of Bible and Theology in Ministry or a related field of study 
  • Three completed reference forms:
    • Pastoral Reference
    • Character reference
    • Academic or professional reference
  • Resume
  • Academic Writing Sample 
  • Personal Interview with the Dean of the School of Ministry and Program Director 
  • A personal statement that outlines the applicant’s intent behind applying for the Doctor of Ministry at Richmont. Said application must be between 500 to 700 words typed, double spaced.