Published on May 29, 2020 by Morgan Black  
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Richard Yoakum

Richard Yoakum LPC-S, director of counseling and wellness programs for Samford University, shares words of wisdom to lawyers and law students; and unexpected legalities related to counseling online. 

Yoakum joined Samford University in the fall of 2011. He is a licensed profession counselor-supervisor (LPC-S), having clinical experience with Alabama Psychiatric Services and Bradford Health Services. He has extensive training in addictions, rehabilitation, interventions, and family systems.

He a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration and master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. He is a native of Aroma Park, IL and currently lives in Homewood, AL.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.