0 Bill Burrichter

Bill Burrichter

Bill Burrichter

Vice President for Student Life

Teaching Philosophy

It has been an exciting blessing to be able to return to Houghton University as a faculty member.  What’s even more cool is the opportunity to support students in the midst of their struggle.  I count it a privilege to have a front seat view into the lives of students; to hear their stories and to journey with them through their time at Houghton.  I recognize that biological forces, personal choices and societal issues can all contribute to one’s health and wellness.  Consequently I take a holistic view of mental health, taking into account both science and spirituality as essential elements of healing. I have a profound love for the Lord and it is the foundation for all that I do, both in the Counseling Center, classroom and beyond.  Without Him I can do nothing.  As Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart.  Lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your path”


  • Ph.D., Walden University (2006)
  • M.S., Villanova University (1997)
  • B.A., Houghton College (1992)
  • Primary Training Certificate in Rational Emotive Behavior Training and Techniques, Albert Ellis Institute (1999)

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to School Counseling
  • Career & Vocational Counseling
  • Youth Counseling
  • Adolescent Therapy
  • Child Psychopathology
  • Counseling Youth in Educational Contexts
  • Exceptional Students: Pop, Policies & Procedures
  • School Guidance Techniques
  • School Guidance Systems
  • Personality & Developmental Theory
  • Counseling & Psychotherapy for the Individual
  • Internship in Psychology

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