Core Courses - Phase I
The Core Courses comprise six required courses and are divided into two Phases.
Phase I courses are Basic Christian Counseling, Creation Therapy and Christian Psychology & Counseling. These courses are included in the initial (Module A) payment for every program. Phase I Courses are described below.
Phase II courses comprise Mastering Pastoral Counseling, Temperament Case Studies and Counseling the Codependent.. Phase II courses are described on another page.
Basic Christian Counseling
This course will cover, on DVD, four hours of instruction. The instructor (Dr. Richard Arno) will provide the student with an overview of the "Big Eight" (types of secular counseling/therapeutic methods). In addition, the student will be taught the difference between Christian and secular counseling, goals, techniques, and several other important topics, such as the dangers and pitfalls of counseling.
- Approximately 30 clock hours
- Pass a proctored final exam
This course provides an in-depth background of the theory of temperament and provides the historical, scientific and biblical basis for this theory. This course introduces a fifth temperament and the behavioral patterns of each temperament within three behavioral areas: Inclusion, Control and Affection. It teaches how to apply temperament theory to an actual therapeutic procedure which has been proven to be over 90% successful.
in the Creation Therapy course you will learn how to administer the Arno Profile System, an easy-to-use diagnostic tool used by thousands of lay counselors, professional counselors and pastors. The APS measures counselee needs, natural traits, strengths and weaknesses.
You will learn:
- What cause relationship conflicts and how to resolve them.
- The secrets of human behavior and how God's wonderful plan works when understood and applied.
- A very successful five-step method of counseling those who turn to them for help.
This course can be purchased separately. Purchase Creation Therapy separately.
Christian Psychology & Counseling
This course is approximately 300 pages in length. The candidate will receive general information regarding basic theories on historical systems of psychology, counseling, Biblical theories of counseling and the utilization of NCCA's counseling model, the Arno Profile System
- Approximately 45 clock hours
- Pass one proctored exam