The Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling degree is completed

in three phases:

PHASE I:

COURSEWORK
Students must complete the following courses:

  • CC101: Creation Therapy

  • CC102: Basic Christian Counseling

  • CC103: Christian Psychology & Counseling

  • CC104: Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament

  • CC105: Quality, Ethics & Legal Issues in Christian Counseling

   

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Students must complete the following:

  • Complete a practicum, consisting of administering the APS report to 10 individuals.

  • Complete three hours of clinical supervision.

  • Submit responses to the NCCA’s National Licensing Board of Examiners.

  • Submit a headshot or photo.

  • Submit a resume detailing ministry & vocational experience.

  • Apply for Membership to the National Christian Counselors Association.

  • Apply for Membership to the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling.

  • Begin ordination process if not currently ordained

 

Following the student’s completion of Phase I, he or she will earn:

  • Certified Temperament Counselor from the National Christian Counselors Association

  • Membership in the National Christian Counselors Association

  • Membership in the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling

 

PHASE II:

COURSES
Students must complete the following courses:

  • CC106: Temperament Case Studies

  • CC107: Counseling the Codependent

  • CC108: Counseling for Significance and Freedom

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Students must complete the following:

 

  • Complete a practicum, consisting of administering the APS to 15 more individuals.

  • Complete three additional hours of clinical supervision.

  • Complete an application for NCCA licensure as a Certified Pastoral Counselor.

  • Complete a background check for licensure.

  • Provide (or complete and earn) ministerial credentials.

 

Following the student’s completion of Phase II, he or she will earn:

  • Certified Pastoral Counselor from the National Christian Counselors Association

 

PHASE III:

COURSES
Students must complete four Advanced Certification (elective) courses. Depending on the courses chosen, students are eligible to receive advanced certification in one of the following areas:

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       ADVANCED CERTIFICATION FIELDS

  • Integrated Marriage & Family Therapy

  • Child & Adolescent Therapy

  • Substance Abuse & Addiction Therapy

  • Temperament Therapy

  • Sexual Therapy

  • Death & Grief Therapy

  • Cognitive Therapy & Ethics

  • Crisis & Abuse Therapy

  • Domestic Violence and Intervention

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Students must complete the following:

  • Complete a 500 question, open-book Bible exam 

  • Complete the matriculation process to award the student’s degree.

 

Following the student’s completion of Phase III, he or she will earn:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling

  • Licensed Pastoral Counselor from the National Christian Counselors Association

  • Advanced Certification (if applicable)

 

Total Program Cost:

The following costs constitute the entire program for the Bachelor of Arts in Christian Counseling:

  • Application fee: $100

  • CC101: Creation Therapy: $269

  • CC102: Basic Christian Counseling: $269

  • CC103: Christian Psychology & Counseling: $269

  • CC104: Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament: $269

  • CC105: Quality, Ethics & Legal Issues in Christian Counseling: $269

  • CC106: Temperament Case Studies: $269

  • CC107: Counseling the Codependent: $269

  • CC108: Counseling for Significance & Freedom: $269

  • Elective Course #1 (advanced certified option): $229

  • Elective Course #2 (advanced certified option):: $229

  • Elective Course #3 (advanced certified option):: $229

  • Elective Course #4 (advanced certified option):: $229

  • Practicum consisting of a total of 25 APS reports @ $35 each: $750

  • Clinical Supervision consisting of six hours of supervision @ $65 per hour: $390

  • Membership fee to the National Christian Counselors Association: $50

  • Membership fee to the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling: $75

  • NCCA Licensing fee: $100

  • National Background Check Fee: $100

  • Matriculation Fee: $1,550

   

     Degree Program Total for Student: $6,263