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What's your educational background?

Deric earned a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Education with a focus on Criminal Justice Administration from Wayland Baptist University in 2009. In 2011, he earned a Master of Arts in Counseling from Wayland Baptist University. Deric achieved his final graduate degree in 2014, earning a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin.


Deric also completed Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) basic training from the EMDR Institute in 2020, though he no longer uses this clinical technique.


Deric further completed advanced practicum training in the principles and practice of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) from the Albert Ellis Institute in 2021.


Perhaps his crowning achievement, Deric received the coveted Drivers Improvement Course certificate of completion in 1997, while in the USMC.

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