The Carpenter's House, P.C.
Mobile, Alabama



The Carpenter's House, P.C.

605 Bel Air Blvd.
Suite 33
Mobile, AL 36606
Office: (251) 476-9994






Glenn D. "Skip" Archer, Ed.D.
Director, Therapist 


            Dr. Archer graduated from The University of Texas in 1971 with a BA in Mathematics and worked in the computer industry as a programmer and systems analyst.  He received his Masters in Religious Education in 1979 and his Doctorate of Education in 1983 from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Archer has been in the private practice of counseling at The Carpenter’s House, P.C. since 1984.  He became the Director of The Carpenter’s House in 1986.  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC #531) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #3) in the state of Alabama.  He is also a Supervising Counselor (SC #212) for Counselors and an Approved Supervisor for Marriage and Family Therapists (S #3). 

            Dr. Archer has been an adjunct professor at the University of Mobile in the Master’s Program of Marriage and Family Therapy since its inception and has taught:

“Foundations of Counseling,“

“Legal and Ethical Issues in Counseling”

“Family Development”

“Couples Counseling” and

“Group Counseling”  

           Over the years he has served in a variety of capacities on the various boards in the area and state including the following:

                        Alabama Board of Examiners in Marriage and Family Therapy (ABEMFT)

                        Mobile Licensed Professional Counselors Association Board of Directors

                        Alabama Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ALACES)

                                    a division of the Alabama Counselors Association (ALCA)

                        Alabama Mental Health Counselors Association (ALMCHA)

                                    a division of the Alabama Counselors Association (ALCA)

                        Widowed Persons Service Advisory Board

Mobile County Sheriff’s Department Chaplaincy Board

                        Rotary Child Study Center Multidisciplinary Team

                        Alabama Mental Health-Mental Retardation State Board

                         

            Along with Dr. Allen Wilcoxon, Dr. Archer developed and provided a Consortium for Counselor Education for fellow professionals in the Mobile area.  For many years he was on the training staff for the Contact Mobile Helpline, a local 24-hour phone support service for the community.   He has conducted seminars and lectures for various organizations in the area and in the state the most recent of which include:

Training track for the International Chaplains Conference (2008) and

     the Public Safety Chaplaincy Training (2009):        

“Effective Counseling Skills”

                        “Preparing Officers for Retirement”

                        “Ethical Issues in Multicultural Counseling”

                        “Crisis, Suicide, and Death”

                        “Spiritual Issues and Beliefs in Counseling”

                        “Multicultural Counseling”

                        “Interventions”

            “Grief in the Workplace” in the Grief and Loss conference for the Widowed Persons Service

            “Ethical Issues for Counselors” in the MLPCA series of presentations

            “Life on the Edge: Balancing the Personal and Professional Life” for MACAD

            “Self Care During Crisis Times”

            “Communication Skills”

            “A Systems Approach to Problem Solving”

            “Spiritual Issues in Couples Counseling”

            “When Grief Goes Wrong: Issues of Suicide and Death”

           From 1994 to 2009, he presented during the Christmas Holidays the “Light a Candle” services at the Radney Funeral Homes for the families and friends to honor the loved ones who have died.

 

            In addition, Dr. Archer has worked for many years for counselor advocacy in Alabama through involvement in ALMHCA and ALACES and in the Mobile Licensed Professional Counselors Board of Directors.  He received the Outstanding Member Award from ALACES IN 1999.