Masters to PhD Degree in Clinical Christian Counseling
lndividuals who earn their Masters degree from Above & Beyond Counseling Academy may elect to complete their requirements for licensure and qualify for a Doctorate degree (Ph.D). in Clinical Christian Counseling. This requires successful completion of sixteen additional Advanced Courses (Phase III) selected by the student plus additional requirements below.
If you have a Masters degree from any institution and are interested in our PhD program, click PhD Program in Clinical Christian Counseling for information on that program. The information below is only for prior Above & Beyond Counseling Academy graduates.
Sixteen (16) Advanced Courses (selected by candidate).
1. Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the Arno Profile System to thirty-five (35)persons in the student's community. Note: this is in addition to the twenty-five profiles the student completed for the MA program.
2. Respond in writing to 50 ethical questions posed by NCCA's National Licensing Board of examiners.
3. Submit annual dues of $50 (included in tuition, first year only).
4. Provide requred documentation.
5. Submit two copies of a written thesis. This normally consists of 35 individual reports (case studies) developed from the candidate's work with 35 persons using the Arno Profile System reports. Format provided upon request.
6. Pay required matriculation and transfer fees (included in tuition).
7. Provide a letter authorizing the transfer of academic records to the approved institution. This is necessary to procure your PhD (Doctoral degree) in Christian Counseling.
8. The NCCA will conduct a background check (fee included in the tuition) to determine if there are any issues in a person's past to preclude them from being licensed as a counselor.
9. Licensing level upon graduation: NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certification.