Certification, License, or Degree Programs

Creation Therapy Workshop

This workshop is for mature Christians. It requires the completion of  8 class sessions that are taught in person at the LIASC facility.  At the end of this program, the candidate will be able to administer the APS assessment and debrief the client with the results. Participants may complete this workshop without enrolling in LIASC Programs 1 through 5.

*This workshop does not certify or license the student as a Certified Temperament Counselor or Pastoral Counselor. However, it may be used as an introductory course for candidates who are interested in pursuing a Christian Counseling degree, license, or certification.

Program 1: Pastoral Certification Or License Only

This program is for mature Christians. It requires a non-refundable enrollment fee, 9 core courses, clinical supervision, academic supervision, completion of 25 APS assessments, written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the NCCA Board, and a ministerial credential. At the end of this program, the candidate will receive Certification in Temperament Therapy as well as the Professional Clinical Membership (clergy) in the NCCA. The candidate will be designated as a Certified Pastoral Counselor, Licensed Pastoral Counselor, or Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor. Designation will be based on the highest level of education that has been completed at the time of enrollment.

Program 2: Combined License And Bachelor's Degree

Mature Christians who have a high school diploma or GED may elect to complete the requirements for certification and qualify for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Counseling.  This program requires a non-refundable enrollment fee, 9 core courses, clinical supervision, academic supervision, completion of 25 APS assessments, written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the NCCA Board, a ministerial credential, 6 advanced courses, an open book 500 Question Exam on the Old Testament and New Testament, and a matriculation fee.  At the end of this program, the candidate will receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Counseling, designation as a Licensed Pastoral Counselor as well as Certification in Temperament Therapy. Additionally, the candidate will receive a Professional Clinical Membership in the NCCA.

Program 3: Combined License And Master's Degree

Individuals who already hold a Bachelor’s degree in counseling or a related/accepted field may elect to complete the requirements for licensure and qualify for a Master’s in Clinical Christian Counseling. This program requires a non-refundable enrollment fee, 9 core courses, clinical supervision, academic supervision, completion of 25 APS assessments, written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the NCCA Board, a ministerial credential, 4 advanced courses, a written thesis, and a matriculation fee. At the end of this program, the candidate will receive a Master’s degree in Clinical Christian Counseling, Advanced Certification in Temperament Therapy as well as a Professional Clinical Membership in the NCCA. Additionally, the candidate will be designated a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and may be eligible to receive Board Certification for selected specialty areas within the Master’s level courses.

*NCCA Master’s and Doctorate programs listed are designed for individuals who have not previously copmleted any NCCA degree program. Please note that if a student completes an NCCA program of study and chooses to enroll in a second degree program, additional program requirements will apply. 

Program 4: Combined License And Doctorate

Individuals who already hold a Master’s degree in counseling or a related/accepted field may elect to complete the requirements for licensure and qualify for a Doctoral degree in Clinical Christian Counseling. This program requires a non-refundable enrollment fee, 9 core courses, clinical supervision, academic supervision, completion of 35 APS assessments, written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the NCCA Board, a ministerial credential, 8 advanced courses, a written dissertation, and a matriculation fee. At the end of the program, the candidate will receive a Doctorate degree in Clinical Christian Counseling, Advanced Certification as a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor, and appropriate Board Certification for selected specialty areas. Additionally, the candidate will receive a Professional Clinical Membership in the NCCA.

*NCCA Master’s and Doctorate programs listed are designed for individuals who have not previously completed any NCCA degree progam. Please note that if a student completes an NCCA program of study and chooses to enroll in a second degree program, additional program requirements will apply. 

Program 5: Combined License And 2nd Doctorate

Individuals who already hold a Doctorate degree in counseling or a related/accepted field may elect to complete the requirements for licensure and qualify for a second Doctorate degree in Clinical Christian Counseling. This program requires a non-refundable enrollment fee, 9 core courses, clinical supervision, academic supervision, completion of 25 APS assessments, written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the NCCA Board, a ministerial credential, 4 advanced courses, and a matriculation fee. At the end of the program the candidate will receive a Doctorate degree in Clinical Christian Counseling, Advanced Certification as a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and appropriate Board Certification for selected specialty areas. Additionally, the candidate will receive a Professional Clinical Membership in the NCCA.

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