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Program Three

Program 3: Combined License and Master Degree


Individuals who already hold a Bachelors degree in counseling or a related field may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Christian Counseling. This program requires a total of 12 courses, 8 core courses and 4 advanced courses. 
 

At the completion of this program, the candidate will receive Certification in Temperament Therapy, a License as a Clinical Pastoral Counselor as well as the Clinical (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Membership (clergy) in the NCCA. In addition the candidate will earn a Master of Arts 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/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 four (4) advanced courses

 

Additional Requirements

 

Each candidate must upon completion of required courses submit the following:

 

One copy of a written thesis. This consists of 25 individual reports (case studies) developed from the candidate’s work with 25 individuals using the APS reports. A format is provided in the course titled Temperament Case Studies. The thesis has a 100 page minimum.
 

A letter authorizing FEED MY SHEEP SCHOOL OF COUNSELING and NCCA to transfer academic records to approved college from the list of partnering universities.

Students will also need to pay $1500 matriculation &  transferring  fee payable to:  NCCA College Fund
 

After successfully completing all of the requirements for Program 3, the candidate will (Assuming everything is in order) receive:

A Master of Arts in Clinical Christian Counseling
Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor
Clinical Membership in the National Christian Counselor Association.
Advanced certification for selected specialty areas completed if any
 

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.