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Program 4: Combined License and Doctorate


Individuals who already hold a Masters degree in counseling or a related field may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for a Doctoral degree in Clinical Christian Counseling. This program requires a total of 16 courses, 8 core courses and 8 advances course. 

 

At the completion of this program, the candidate will receive Certification in Temperament Therapy, a License as a Clinical Pastoral Counselor - Advanced Certified, as well as the Clinical (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Membership (clergy) in the NCCA. In addition the candidate will earn a Philosophy Doctorate (PhD) degree in Clinical Christian Counseling.

 

Complete Phase I

 

Each candidate must complete the following 4 courses:

 

Creation Therapy ($75 fee required to Sarasota Academy)

Basic Christian Counseling

Christian Psychology and Counseling

Quality Ethics and Legal Issues
 

Additional Requirements

 

Each Candidate must:

 

Complete a practicum.  This consists of administering the A.P.S. to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.

Student must complete 3 hours of individual mentoring and supervision in Phase I.

Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:   
 

 A. Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by NCCA’s  National Licensing Board of Examiners

 B. $50 for first year’s annual NCCA dues

 C. A signed application for Certification and Membership form and a signed copy of NCCA’s Code of Ethical Standards.

After completing the above material you will receive:

  * Certified Temperament Counselor

  * Clinical Member (non-clergy)

  * Professional Clinical Member (clergy)        

Complete Phase II

Each candidate must complete the following 4 courses:

Mastering Pastoral Counseling

Counseling the Codependent

Temperament Case Studies 

Ministerial Credentials* (optional depending on clergy status  

Additional Requirements

Each candidate must:

 

Complete a practicum requirement of administering the A.P.S. to 15 additional individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.

Student must have completed 6 hours of individual mentoring and supervision.
3 hours in Phase I and 3 hours in Phase II
Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:

 

 A. A signed application for license.  The Notification and Release Form for Personal National Screening.  This form authorizes NCCA to secure a national background check to verify each candidate’s history.

 B. A licensing fee of $100.

 C. Submit current ministerial credentials*

After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase II, the candidate will

(assuming everything is in order) receive:

 

A Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor

 

Complete Phase III

 

Each candidate must select and complete eight (8) advanced courses

 

Additional Requirements

Upon completion of the required courses, each candidate submit the following:

 

 A. One copy of a written dissertation.  This consists of 35 case studies developed from the candidate’s work with 35 individuals using the APS reports. A format is provided in the course titled Temperament Case Studies. 

 B. A letter authorizing FEED MY SHEEP SCHOOL OF COUNSELING and the NCCA to transfer the academic records to the approved college.

 C. Matriculation and transfer fees of $1500 payable to:  NCCA College Fund.

 D. $50. Payable to NCCA to upgrade license to Doctorate level of Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor –         Advanced Certification

 

After successfully completing the requirements for Program 4 candidate will receive:

 

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor – Advanced Certified

Appropriate advanced certification for selected specialty areas

Clinical Member of NCCA

Philosophy Doctorate (PhD) degree in Clinical Christian Counseling
 

Annual membership and license renewal is required.  Membership is $50 per year and license renewal is $20 per year (total $70).  A signed affidavit verifying continuing education must be submitted annually for license renewal.

 

* Candidates who are already ordained, licensed or commissioned as a minister of the gospel are automatically exempt from this course.  Candidates who are not already ordained, licensed or commissioned as a minister of the gospel may be required to complete a course to become commissioned as a Minister of Counseling. 

Feed My Sheep School of Counseling is an educational and training institute for Pastors and Christians interested in earning a Christian Counseling Degree.