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Earn a Second Doctorate Degree in Christian Counseling

If you hold a Doctorate degree in any discipline from an accredited institution, you may qualify for our Second Doctorate Degree Program.  

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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 curriculum below.

Flexible and At Your Own Pace

Earn your doctorate 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 to help with every phase of your studies.

NCCA Licensing

Upon completion of the program, you will be a "NCCA-Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certification".

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. One hour counseling/teaching session to receive a review of your personal profile is included.

  • 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 the two modules.

“Easy Go” single course payment option available.

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 and these will comprise the thesis to be submitted to the NCCA for grading.
  6. Background check completed ($100 fee included in tuition).
  7. A ministerial credential is required by the end of Phase II. This comprises one of commissioning, licensing or ordination. The NCCA suggests options for gaining that if not already held by the student. This credential is not required to apply or begin the program.
  8. Licensing level at the completion of the program: NCCA-Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certification.

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