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Program One

Program 1: Certification and License Only


This program is for mature Christians and requires 8 core courses. At the end of this program, the candidate will receive Certification in Temperament Therapy and Licensed Pastoral Counseling as well as Professional Clinical Membership (clergy) in the National Christian Counselors Association.

 

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

  • Students must have completed 6 hours of individual mentoring/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

 B. A licensing fee of $100.

 C. 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.

 

  D.  Submit current ministerial credential

 

After successfully completing all of the requirements for Program I, the candidate will (assuming everything is in order) receive:

 

Certified Pastoral Counselor (non-degreed)

Licensed Pastoral Counselor (holds a Bachelors)

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (holds a Masters)

Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certified (holds a Doctorate)

Clinical Membership in the National Christian Counselor Association.

 

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.