Ph.D in Clinical Christian Counseling is completed

in three phases:

Program Requirements for New Students:       

·         Master of Arts or Master of Science in a mental health related field, or Master of Theology degree

·         Commissioning, Licensure or Ordination as a Christian minister (can be obtained during the degree program)

·         Professing Christian and member of a local church body

PHASE I:

COURSEWORK
Students must complete the following courses: One course may be exchanged for an advanced certified course if similar course work has already been completed. 

·         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 questions.

·         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.

 

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

·         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 Licensed Clinical 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:

·         Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor from the National Christian Counselors Association

 

PHASE III:

COURSES
Students must complete eight 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 140 page minimum dissertation. The dissertation consists of 35 individual case studies, 25 APS generated during phase I and II and an additional 10. A format is provided in the course "Temperament Case Studies." Each case study must contain a minimum of 4 to 5 pages.

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

 

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

·         Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor – Advanced Certified

·         Appropriate Board Certification counseling certificates for selected specialty areas

·         Ph.D. in Clinical Christian Counseling

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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) $249

·         Elective Course #2 (advanced certified option) $249

·         Elective Course #3 (advanced certified option) $249

·         Elective Course #4 (advanced certified option) $249

·         Elective Course #5 (advanced certified option) $249

·         ​​Elective Course #6 (advanced certified option) $249

·         Elective Course #7 (advanced certified option) $249

·         Elective Course #8 (advanced certified option) $249

·         Practicum consisting of a total of 35 APS reports @ $35 each: $1,225

·         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: $7,734