lndividuals who hold a Masters degree in any discipline (MA, Masters, MBA) from an accredited institution prior to enrollment 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 six Core Courses (three in Phase I & three in Phase II) and twelve Advanced Courses (Phase III) selected by the student, plus additional requirements below.
Note: Students who earn their MA degree through Above & Beyond Counseling Academy only are eligible for a different program, the "MA to PhD Upgrade" Program. Click here for details!
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- Basic Christian Counseling
- Creation Therapy
- Christian Psychology and Counseling
- Mastering Pastoral Counseling
- Temperament Case Studies
1. Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the Arno Profile System to 35 persons in the student's community.
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 thirty-five (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.
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
Application Fee : $75 (non-refundable)