Core Courses - Phase I
These courses are included in Module A for every program. You can choose to take these courses online or have them shipped to you.
All testing for these courses is done online.
Phase I Courses are described below.
Phase II courses comprise Mastering Pastoral Counseling, Temperament Case Studies and Counseling the Codependent.
Basic Christian Counseling
This course will cover, on DVD, four hours of instruction. The instructor (Dr. Richard Arno) will provide the student with an overview of the “Big Eight” (types of secular counseling/therapeutic methods).
In addition, the student will be taught the difference between Christian and secular counseling, goals, techniques, and several other important topics, such as the dangers and pitfalls of counseling. Course requirements:
- Approximately 10 clock hours
- Pass a proctored final exam
This course provides an in-depth background of the theory of temperament and provides the historical, scientific and biblical basis for this theory. This course introduces a fifth temperament and the behavioral patterns of each temperament within three behavioral areas: Inclusion, Control and Affection.
It teaches how to apply temperament theory to an actual therapeutic procedure which has been proven to be over 90% successful.in the Creation Therapy course you will learn how to administer the Arno Profile System, an easy-to-use diagnostic tool used by thousands of lay counselors, professional counselors and pastors. The APS measures counselee needs, natural traits, strengths and weaknesses. You will learn:
- What cause relationship conflicts and how to resolve them.
- The secrets of human behavior and how God’s wonderful plan works when understood and applied.
- A very successful five-step method of counseling those who turn to them for help.
The textbook is approximately 325 pages in length and actual study time is approximately thirty (30) hours.
The short video gives an overview of the Arno Profile System and how it is used.
Christian Counseling: Integrating Temperament and Psychology
This course is approximately 145 pages in length. In this study, the candidate will be introduced to the definition, theory and practice of biblically based Christian Psychology and counseling and how this relates to NCCA’s counseling model as detailed in the Creation Therapy course:
- Approximately 35 clock hours
- Pass one proctored exam
Phase I Certification
After completing the courses above, completing a practicum (Administer the Arno Profile System to 10 individuals [module B] under the direction of the Clinical Supervisor) and submitting required paperwork as outlined in the program description, the student is eligible for Phase I Certification with the NCCA.