SCHOOL OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING

HELPING YOU HELP OTHERS IN CRISIS

BACHELOR DEGREE

 

Licensing Program

for

Christian Counselors

 

Earn your Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling.

Become a professional Christian counselor.

APPRECIATED VISITORS

 

PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS

Mature Christians who graduated from high school or hold a GED may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for a B.A. in Christian Counseling and M.A. in Clinical Christian Counseling.

 

PHASE I


Complete Phase I

Courses

Each candidate must complete the following 5 courses:

Basic Christian Counseling

Temperament Theory

Testing/Measurements

Temperament Therapy

Christian Psychology and Counseling

Additional Requirements


Each candidate must:

 Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.

 Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:

          a. Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by N.C.C.A.  National Licensing Board of Examiners.

          b. $50 for first year annual dues.

          c. A signed Application for Certification/Membership form and a signed copy of N.C.C.A. Code of Ethical Standards.

                   d. Written responses to a 500 Question Open Book Equivalency Exam on the Bible (Old and New Testament - KJV).

After satisfactorily completing all of the requirements for Phase I, the candidate will receive:

* Certified Temperament Counselor and

* Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy)

*  Bachelor of Arts in Clinical Christian Counseling

A Matriculation Fee of $500 must be paid to BAU before the degree is issued.

 

 

PHASE II


Complete Phase II

Courses

Each candidate must complete the following 4 courses:

Ministerial Credentials *

Mastering Pastoral Counseling

Temperament Case Studies

Counseling the Codependent

 

Additional Requirements


Each candidate must:

◘ Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 15 additional individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.

◘ Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:

a. A signed Application for License form. This Application for License form also authorizes the N.C.C.A. to secure a national background check to verify each candidate’s history.

b. A licensing fee of $100.


After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase II, the candidate will receive:

◘ Certified Pastoral Counselor (non-degreed)

◘ Licensed Pastoral Counselor (holds a Bachelors)

◘ Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (holds a Masters)

◘ Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certified  (holds a Doctorate)

Or, if it best describes the candidates local ministry, he/she may request to be licensed as a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (regardless of degree level).

Annual membership and license renewal is required. Membership is $50 per year and license renewal is $20 per year (total $70). A signed affidavit verifying continuing education must be submitted annually. These fees will be paid directly to N.C.C.A. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.                               

* Candidates who are already ordained, licensed or commissioned as a minister of the gospel are automatically exempt from this course. Candidates who are not already ordained, licensed or commissioned as a minister of the gospel may be required to complete this course through a national church organization or a local church and become a commissioned Minister of Counseling. 

 

Complete Phase III


Courses

Each candidate must select and complete eight (8) advanced courses.

*  See TAB "ADVANCED COURSES" for complete list of courses.

Additional Requirements


Each candidate must:

 Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:

a. Two copies of a written thesis. This normally consists of 25 reports (case studies) developed from the candidate's work with 25 individuals using the A.P.S. reports. A format is provided in the course titled Temperament Case Studies.