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Earn a Doctorate in Christian Counseling

Do you have a prior Master’s degree in any discipline? If so, read on…

If you already hold a Doctorate degree in another discipline, you may qualify for our “Second Doctorate” program. Learn more.

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Easy to Start. Easy to Finish.

Budget Friendly

Very affordable modular and per-course (“Easy Go”) tuition payment options. See the schedule below.

Flexible and At Your Own Pace

Start right away. Earn your degree on a schedule that best suits you. 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, Jan McKee, MA, to help with every phase of the program. She too is a graduate of the NCCA program.

NCCA Licensing

Upon graduation, you will be licensed as a "NCCA-Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certification".

CURRICULUM
What you will learn...

Complete three (3) Basic Courses – Phase I:

  • Basic Christian Counseling
  • Creation Therapy
  • Christian Counseling: Integrating Temperament and Psychology

“Easy Go” single course payment option available.

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

Complete three (3) Phase II Basic courses

  • Mastering Pastoral Counseling
  • Temperament Case Studies
  • Counseling the Codependent: A Christian Perspective Using Temperament

“Easy Go” single course options available.

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

Select and complete two (2) advanced courses in each of these modules.

“Easy Go” single course options available.

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

Select and complete two (2) advanced courses in each of these modules.

“Easy Go” single course options available.

Final Examination

  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 by the end of Phase II. The NCCA suggests options for gaining that if not already held by the student.
  8. Licensing level at the completion of the program: NCCA-Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certification.

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