May 16, 2014
To Whom It May Concern
It is a pleasure to have this opportunity to recommend Mr. Campbell. I met him about four years ago when he took on the task of being a mentor/trainer for the offenders attending the Crites Vocational Center through a federal grant. There was strong evidence that there was a need to add this component of anger management and/or behavioral modification to our educational program.
Statistics show that even with an offender acquiring skill sets to improve their life, a change in how they make decisions, deal with conflict, and effectively communicate is a vital piece of their successfully reentering into their community and the job market. Mr. Campbell filled this gap with the offenders who were enrolled in the various vocational/trade classes at the vocational center. He utilized various teaching techniques to raise the students’ awareness of their behavior and provided different skills that they might use to correct the behaviors. The varied tools used like questionnaires, documentaries, movie-clips, and role playing were very beneficial to the students. He was very punctual and missed very few days. Upon release and/or being transferred to other facilities, students would write back or call about the positive impact his training had in their lives.
Additionally, Mr. Campbell provided training to forty-five personnel from both Houston Community College and Harris County Sheriff Office deputies/detention officers during our annual professional development training for two years in a row at the staff’s request. He was very professional at all times and modeled his teachings. The absence of Mr. Campbell’s presence has been truly felt.
Ella A. Duncan
Ella A. Duncan, M.Ed.
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is to recommend that Leonard H. Campbell be considered for certification as a Christian Counselor through your organization, The International Christian Institute.
I’ve known him for more than 22 years. During that time I have seen his Christian life demonstrated in the way that he cares for his fellow man. He’s been an ordained Minister for over 30 years, and is a wise preacher/teacher with a mentoring manner. He has a heart to care for God’s people.
Over the years he has continued to gain more knowledge and education to enhance his counseling skills. He holds many certifications in the areas of his expertise – he is a Board Certified Belief Therapist, a Certified Pastoral Care Specialist, and a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist and has just recently become a Certified Anger Management Facilitator.
Over the past 40 years he has used his skills in Houston’s Business and Religious communities offering numerous seminars, workshops and Bible Studies. All of his training has qualified him to do the work that God has called him to.
Under our watch, here at St. John’s UMC he has been an important part of our Pastoral Care Team’s ministry, offering pre-marriage, marriage and family counseling. He has facilitated Bible study groups, continues to work with The Bread of Life (our sister out-reach non-profit that offers assistance to the homeless and disenfranchised community in and around our Church’s downtown- Houston location) where he teaches life skills and offers a once a month communion service. He teaches life skills and anger management to a group of men living at Resurrection House (BOL’s transitional housing facility) as well as to “The Bridge Group” (a group of teens from HISD) a program co-sponsored by St. John’s and HISD. As a part of St. John’s adult education department, he will start facilitating a series of anger management classes this month.
I feel that his ministry and service in so many areas of human and spiritual relational needs, more than qualifies him to be a candidate for certification as a Christian Counselor.
Rudy Rasmus, Co-Pastor
St. John’s UMC
July 15, 2008
To Whom It May Concern:
This letter of recommendation is on behalf of Leonard Campbell. I’ve known Leonard for over ten years; in the capacities of friend and co-worker. Leonard brings a dynamics and robustness to counseling that is mirrored in his life. To say the least, Leonard is an over comer and this quality is evident in his counseling paradigm.
Leonard and I worked for our church, St. John’s United Methodist Church downtown, which has a diversity that truly allows for urban missionary work. With a servant’s heart, Leonard has empowered the homeless and disenfranchised with a passionate testimony of hope and faith through Christ Jesus. Leonard’s keen sense of humor allowed a bridging of cultures that was evident with not only our homeless population but our teen population that was impacted by substance abuse challenges. Leonard is a true and effective communicator.
Leonard has a tenacity that is unparalleled and is evidenced by his pursuit of education and training. Leonard is a Board Certified Belief Therapist, a Pastoral Care Specialist, and a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. Leonard is also co-owner of The Way Education and Counseling Center which offers per-marriage, marriage, couples and family counseling. On a personal note, my wife and I are beneficiaries of the excellent per-marital counseling we received from Leonard and his wife, Florence.
Needless to say I highly recommend and support Leonard’s continued pursuit of excellence as a Certified Christian Counselor through The International Christian Institute.
Steven A. Simon, LPC-Intern, R.Ph.
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