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Master's to Doctorate Degree Upgrade in Christian Counseling

Note: This program is for prior Academy Master’s Degree graduates only who want to continue on to earn a Doctorate degree. 

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Easy to Start. Easy to Finish.

Budget Friendly

Very affordable program with only two courses per module. See the schedule below.

Flexible and At Your Own Pace

Earn your degree on your own schedule. Home study. Weekends, evenings, lunch breaks? It's up to you. Seminary choices available.

We're Here to Help

We'll assign you a Personal Clinical Supervisor help with every phase of your studies.

Moving Ahead

You upgrade your credentials to a level at the completion of the program: "NCCA-Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certification".

CURRICULUM
What you will learn...

For each module, select two (2) Advanced Courses.

Complete ten (10) Arno Profile System (APS) counselor reports.

For each module, select two (2) Advanced Courses.

Complete fifteen (15) Arno Profile System (APS) counselor reports.

For each module, select two (2) Advanced Courses.

Complete ten (10) Arno Profile System (APS) counselor reports.

For each module, select two (2) Advanced Courses.

Meet Final Program Requirements

  1. Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the Arno Profile System to twenty-five (25) persons in the student’s community. This practicum will be completed under the supervision of your Clinical Supervisor.
  2. Respond in writing to fifty (50) ethical questions posed by NCCA’s National Licensing Board of Examiners.
  3. Submit NCCA annual dues of $50 (included in tuition, first year only). The student will also become a member of the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling (Creation Therapy course) and the $75 first year fee is included in the student tuition.
  4. Provide required documentation.
  5. Complete individual reports (case studies) developed from the candidate’s work with 25 persons using the Arno Profile System reports. Format provided by Academy
  6. Background check completed ($100 fee included in tuition).
  7. Ministerial licensing / ordination credentials are required. We have a program available for those students who require that.
  8. Licensing level at the completion of the program will be: “NCCA-Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certification“.

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