Dr. Emmanuel HOPESON is the best Professional counselor in Ghana, a Minister of the Gospel, a Counseling Psychologist, a Certified Professional Mediator, a Conflict and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Expert and Trainer.
He holds a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling (Psychology) from a joint program of National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) and International Theological Seminary, Florida, USA. Dr. Hopeson specialized in Human Behaviour Analysis and obtained an Advanced Certification in the area. He also is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and a Professional Clinical Member of the National Christian Counselors Association (NCCA) USA. He is a Certified Temperament Professional Counselor, Advanced Certified Death and Grief, Crisis and Abuse Therapist. He practices Professional Counseling in Anger Management, Relationship, Integrated Pre and Post Marital Professional Counseling and Family Therapy, Mental health and Cognitive Therapy, Domestic Violence Intervention and Restorative Therapy.
Dr. Hopeson has attained Professional Certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Mediation, Workplace and Organizational Conflict Management, from the Pulse Institute, Calgary, Canada and Mediation Training International, Kansas, USA.
Dr Hopeson has also attained a Master’s degree in Conflict, Peace and Security from the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Accra, Ghana. He, in addition, holds a Master’s and a Bachelor’s degree in Theological Studies from the Vision University, California, USA.
Dr. Hopeson is the President / Chief Executive Officer and Managing Consultant of the Reconciliation Alliance Consult and the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation (a Professional Life Management, Mediation and Conflict Resolution Organization), both of which promote leadership, peace processes, research and training.
Dr. Hopeson is the researcher and developer of the distinct CounsMed® methodology, which is a revolutionary hybrid form of counseling and mediation. Practitioners in the field are already receiving training in the CounsMed® methodology both at home and abroad.
Dr. Hopeson played a very instrumental role in the prevention and early resolution of some intra-community and ethnic conflicts in the Volta Region of Ghana. He has helped resolve several disputes and conflicts within the family setting, institutions and businesses.
He has made interventions and trained over five hundred (500) traditional rulers, over fifteen Ministries of government including the office of the President and the Vice President and their Ministerial Directors, Departmental heads and corporate bodies. The Clergy, Lawyers, Law enforcement authorities, Companies and their Managers, Volta River Authority (VRA), Tullow Oil, Bank of Ghana, Apex Bank, Cal Bank, OVH Oil and Energy Company in Togo, Ghana Armed Forces, as well as the Ghana Police Service, just to mention but a few, have all had their share of his services.
Dr. Hopeson is the developer and also, the facilitator for the Information Counselling and Referral Services (ICRS) in Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) course at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC).
Dr. Hopeson is currently a guest lecturer of the ADR Master’s program at the School of Law, University of Ghana, Legon and he is an Adjunct Professor at the Pentecost University. He is a Certified Counseling Psychologist with the Ghana Psychological Council (GPC) and Ghana Psychological Association (GPA). He is an Executive member of the Ghana Association of Christian Counselors (GACC) and Ghana Association of Certified Mediators and Arbitrators (GHACMA).
Dr Hopeson has traveled, spoken and trained people in many Bible and Leadership Institutions, Churches and Corporate Seminars in West Africa, Europe, USA and Canada.
Dr. Hopeson has made presentations on different life management and social issues and authored the popular and well – loved textbook and professional guide, Understanding Human Behaviour in Conflict Resolution, which is used in academia by professionals in mediation, ADR, counseling and conflict resolution. Dr. Emmanuel Hopeson practices and serves on a number of training and leadership boards both home and abroad.