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Phase 1: Basic Christian Counseling

This course will cover, on video, four hours of instruction. The instructor 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.

Phase 1: Testing/Measurements

This course is provided on a one-hour video. The instructors will introduce the student to the primary tests used by the N.C.C.A. Samples of “Jane Doe” reports will be provided for the student’s review. After reviewing the training tape, the student is required to return a Verification Statement to the N.C.C.A., for course credit. Upon receipt of this instrument, the N.C.C.A. will permit the candidate to continue to the next course.

Phase 1: 
Temperament Theory

The purpose of this course is to give the student a working knowledge of temperament and how it affects every aspect of our lives.

Phase 1: 
Temperament Therapy

This course is approximately 360 pages in length. The candidate will be taught how to apply the theory of temperament in a clinical setting. An A.P.S. start-up packet is included with this course. The student is authorized to begin administering the A.P.S. at this point.

Phase 2:
 Temperament Case Studies

The purpose of this course is to help the student come to a better understanding of how to counsel using the temperament model developed by Doctors Richard and Phyllis Arno of the National Christian Counselors Association.

Phase 2:
 Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament

This course will focus upon the role of the pastoral counselor as a counselor and teacher to the local congregation and community. The over-arching goal is to help you to understand how biblically-based counseling and education programs can be effectively applied in the life and ministry of the local church and community.

Phase 2: 

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the study of Codependency with an emphasis on temperament and the temperament model developed by Drs. Richard and Phyllis Arno of the National Christian Counselors Association.

Phase 1: 
Christian Counseling: Integrating Temperament and Psychology

This course is approximately 145 pages in length. In this study the candidate will be introduced to the definition, theory and practice of biblically based Christian Psychology and counseling and how this relates to N.C.C.A.’s counseling model, Temperament Therapy.

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