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New Course!  PTSD

Counseling for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

This new course, written by Al Jones, PhD, deals withPTSD Course  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder healing the traumas from the past. 143 pages of valuable information, study guide, and extensive bibliography.  "Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert." Isaiah 43:18,19

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Crisis and Abuse Therapy

The board certification group "Crisis and Abuse" is an important group that deals with issues that will be presented to most counselors frequently.  This important group consists of the following four courses:

Counseling for Family Violence & Abuse
Counseling in Times of Crisis
Counseling for Anger
Counseling the Depressed

Crisis and Abuse Therapy 4 Courses $796 Printed-$13 Delivery

Counseling for Family Violence & Abuse

Author: Grant L. Martin, Ph.D.

The student will learn the basic components of family violence. Also, the definition and history for each type of abuse is provided along with instructions for giving help to both victim and abuser.  The course is divided into three sections: Spousal abuse, child abuse and elder abuse.  This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling in Times of Crisis

Authors: Judson J. Swihart, Ph.D.  Gerald C. Richardson, D. Min.

The dynamics and Scriptural view of crisis is presented by the authors--one a pastor, the other a professional counselor. The student will learn how to better understand the issues in a crisis situation as well as the principles that can help one face a crisis.  This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling for Anger

Author Mark P. Cosgrove, Ph.D.

Proper methods of addressing the problem of anger are provided in this course. The student will also be provided with help in understanding the factors of anger, the basis for counseling anger, and learn how to control and express anger.
This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling the Depressed

Author: Archibald D. Hart, Ph.D.

Therapeutic principles and a clear understanding of depression are well defined in this course. The student will receive the training needed to address the problems associated with depression.  This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Substance Abuse and Addiction Therapy

Issues of addition are commonly encountered by Christian Counselors.  Help prepare yourself with these four classic courses and become board certified:
Counseling for Substance Abuse and Addiction
Counseling Adult Children of Alcoholics
Counseling for Problems of Self-Control
Counseling Those with Eating Disorders

Substance Abuse & Addiction 4 Courses $796 Printed-$13 Delivery

Counseling for Substance Abuse and Addiction

Authors: Stephen Van Cleve, M.D. & Walter Byrd, M.D.
& Kathy Revell, RN

The authors will provide answers to important questions about drugs and why people use them.  Drug abuse is a complex problem and no one can claim to have all the answers. However, there are fundamental principles presented within this course which will aid the student in their preparation to counsel those who suffer addiction.  This course consists of a textbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling Adult Children of Alcoholics

Author: Sandra D. Wilson, Ph.D.

ACOA is a relatively new term but an age-old problem. This course provides information about the family background, personal characteristics and common problems which face the adult children of alcoholics.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling for Problems of Self-Control

Richard P. Walters, Ph.D.

The most important goal of this course is to show how the counselor can help people identify and resolve the root problems which are causing one's inability to exercise self-control.  This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling Those with Eating Disorders

Raymond E. Vath, M.D.

The student will discover that there are complicated interplay dynamics found in eating disorders.  Some issues contain other issues which overlap and recur again. Some of the areas addressed in this course are Anorexia Nervosa, Obesity,  and Bulimia.  This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Domestic Violence and Intervention Therapy

Too often counselors are confronted with issues of domestic violence.  These issues are often precipitated or involved with substance abuse. Become board certified for dealing with these problems by completing the following four courses:

Counseling for Substance Abuse and Addiction
Counseling for Problems of Self-Control
Counseling Families
Counseling and Self-Esteem

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Counseling for Substance Abuse and Addiction

Authors: Stephen Van Cleve, M.D. & Walter Byrd, M.D.
& Kathy Revell, RN

The authors will provide answers to important questions about drugs and why people use them.  Drug abuse is a complex problem and no one can claim to have all the answers. However, there are fundamental principles presented within this course which will aid the student in their preparation to counsel those who suffer addiction.  This course consists of a textbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling for Problems of Self-Control

Author: Richard P. Walters, Ph.D.

The most important goal of this course is to show how the counselor can help people identify and resolve the root problems which are causing one's inability to exercise self-control.  This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling Families

Author: George A. Rekers, Ph.D.

Numerous case studies are provided to aid in the study of this course. Each case study is a real situation from the author’s repertoire. He furnishes the student with numerous charts and lists to aid in practical applications of more effective family counseling. This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling and Self-Esteem

Author: David E. Carlson

This course contains three goals:
1. To provide the pastor and counselor with an understanding of self-esteem as a fundamental ingredient to one’s spiritual, emotional and social health. Lay people may also use this counseling approach to build their own self-esteem.
2. To teach accurate biblical views of self-esteem. 
3. To teach counseling strategies that can be used for building self-esteem.
This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Sexual Therapy

The following four courses are required for Board Certification:
Counseling for Sexual Disorders
Counseling and Homosexuality
Counseling for Problems of Self Control
Counseling for Unplanned Pregnancy & Infertility

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Counseling for Sexual Disorders

Authors: Joyce J. Penner, R.N., M.N.   Clifford L. Penner, Ph.D.

Sexual therapy goals discussed in this course are to distract from anxiety, remove demands and eliminate negative or failure experiences and feelings. Forms are provided to assist in sexual
therapy counseling: physical history, background history, sexual evaluation, sexual assessment feed- back, sexual therapy plan and assignments.  This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.
Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling and Homosexuality

Author: Earl. D. Wilson, Ph.D.

The author writes this course from a heart of compassion, love and a true Christian view point and includes numerous stories of his clients. The student will learn that change IS possible and that lives are transformed by miracles and by hard work. The challenge is to help the counselee keep an open mind while they gain in self-understanding and move forward in new patterns of behavior.  This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling for Problems of Self Control

Author: Richard P. Walters, Ph.D.

The most important goal of this course is to show how the counselor can help people identify and resolve the root problems which are causing one's inability to exercise self-control.  This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling for Unplanned Pregnancy & Infertility

Author: Everett L. Worthington, Jr., Ph.D.

This course is divided into three sections: 1) it explains how to conceptualize the problem and ways to help the family; 2) how to deal with pregnancies that are too early, i.e., teenage pregnancies, pregnancies before marriage and pregnancies too soon after another birth; 3) births that are too late or that never occur. This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Child and Adolescent Therapy

Many of the problems that will be presented to a Christian Counselor may be related to children.  This group of courses can assure you of a solid foundation of information regarding children and youth.

The following four courses are required for Board Certification
Counseling Families
Counseling and Children
Counseling Youth
Counseling and the Search for Meaning

Child and Adolescent Therapy 4 Courses $796 Printed +$13 Delivery

Counseling Families

Author: George A. Rekers, Ph.D.

Numerous case studies are provided to aid in the study of this course. Each case study is a real situation from the author’s repertoire. He furnishes the student with numerous charts and lists to aid in practical applications of more effective family counseling. This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling and Children

Authors: Walter Byrd, M.D. and  Paul Warren, M.D.
In order to effectively help children, a counselor must be equipped with an understanding of the basic principles of child development. The two authors provide instruction and encouragement to the Christian counselor who seeks to minister to the developmental, emotional and spiritual needs
of children.  This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling Youth

Author:  Michael K. Lea, Ph.D.

This course is approximately 148 pages in length. The candidate will be provided with general information regarding insight into counseling today’s youth. Dr. Lea addresses some of the major problems that face youth today and how to overcome them.

Course Requirements:
1. Approximately 45 clock hours
2. Recommended maximum time limit six weeks
3. Pass one proctored exam

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Counseling and the Search for Meaning

Author: Paul R. Welter, Ed.D.

The student will benefit from the author’s thoughtful examples, theory mixed with practical directions, and biblical conclusions. The course is provided in short, easy-to-comprehend chapters that cover most situations that a counselor will encounter when helping a person who is searching for meaning in life.
This course consists of a textbook, and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Death and Grief Therapy

Helping others with issues related to death, illness, suffering and grief are often encountered by Christian Counselors.  These classics will help equip you to deal with these issues in biblical & helpful ways.

Counseling the Sick and Terminally Ill
Counseling for Anger
Joy - In the Midst of Mourning
Counseling Families of Children with Disabilities

Death and Grief Therapy 4 Courses $796 Printed-$13 Delivery

Counseling the Sick and Terminally Ill

Author: Gregg R. Alders, M.D.

The author of this course writes from the perspective of a physician, a Christian and a counselor.  This course is illustrated by frequent case histories and relevant biblical references. It builds on a creative counseling model and is written in a language that is understandable.  It will prepare the student with the skills needed to minister to the sick and terminally ill.  This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Counseling for Anger

Author Mark P. Cosgrove, Ph.D.

Proper methods of addressing the problem of anger are provided in this course. The student will also be provided with help in understanding the factors of anger, the basis for counseling anger, and learn how to control and express anger.
This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Joy - In the Midst of Mourning

Author: Dorothy M. Dye, Ph.D.

This course is provided in a workbook format and is approximately 70 pages in length. The candidate will be provided with general information on how a Christian handles loss and how they can focus their grief upward.
Course Requirements:
1. Approximately 30 clock hours
2. Recommended time limit six weeks
3. Pass one proctored exam

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Counseling Families of Children with Disabilities

Author: Rosemarie S. Cook, Ph.D.

In this course the student will discover that it is difficult to define disability. Also, he/she will learn that it is hard to determine at what point a disability becomes a handicap. The focus is on families whose children developed problems before birth, during birth, as young children or as teenagers.
This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book  exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Integrated Marriage and Family - Board Certification

The following four courses are required for Board Certification:
Marriage and Family Counseling - An Integrated Approach
Integrated Temperament Couple Therapy
Pre-Marriage Counseling With Temperament
The Father-Daughter Connection

Integrated Marriage & Family 4 Courses $796 Printed-$13 Delivery

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Marriage and Family Counseling - An Integrated Approach

Author: Dr. J. Terry Twerell

This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of Marriage and Family counseling with specific emphasis on system and structural therapy techniques. A specific study of the use of genograms and family of origin work is emphasized. The course integrates Temperament and
System/Structure in family counseling.  This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires one closed-book (proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Integrated Temperament Couple Therapy

Author: Dr. J. Terry Twerell

This course is designed for pastoral counseling of couples. The emphasis is on understanding the stress factors in a dyad relationship and the proper evaluation and therapy for the presented problems of the couple. The student will review the case and provide a final evaluation of the case in written form as part of the study.  This course consists of a textbook and workbook. It requires one closed-book (proctored) exam and
case study for final grade. Approximate study time is 45 hours.


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Pre-Marriage Counseling With Temperament

Author: Dr. J. Terry Twerell

This course is a specific reference for the pastoral counselor and develops a pre-marriage technique using the tools of modern "System Family" counseling and "Temperament Therapy."  This course consists of four units. This course develops a specific six (6) week plan for pre-marriage counseling using the tools provided in the course.
This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires one closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.


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The Father-Daughter Connection

Author: Mari Louise Rust, M.A.

Once a student understands the unique relationship between a father and daughter, it helps him/her to understand all unique relationships. The content of this course provides insight into the father-daughter relationship that is being revealed for the  first time with regards to each individual's temperament.
This course consists of a textbook and requires one closed-book (proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.


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Cognitive Therapy - Certification Group

Cognitive Therapy Techniques
Life's Answers Through Counseling with God
Making Life Healing Changes
Quality, Ethics and Legal Issues in Christian Counseling (Phase 2)

Cognitive Therapy and Ethics (3) Courses $597 Printed-$13 Delivery

Cognitive Therapy Techniques

Author: Mark. R. McMinn, Ph.D.

This course is technique oriented. The emphasis is on cognitive therapy methods rather than problems such as depression, marital conflicts, anger, etc. This course provides the student with some useful tools to make his/her counseling more effective.  This course consists of a textbook and requires one open-book (non-proctored) exam.  Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Life's Answers Through Counseling with God

Author: Conrad Mershon, Ph.D.

The student will learn first hand a Christian approach to counseling his or her clients in a Bible based, methodical professional manner utilizing a counseling method taught by the N.C.C.A.  This course consists of a textbook of approximately 150 pages in length and requires one  exam. Approximate study time is 35 hours.

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Making Life Healing Changes

Author: Mildred R. Burckley-Frost, Ph.D.

The purpose of this course in to provide a clear understanding of spiritual warfare to help learn and appreciate the conflicts that take place in the life of the counselee, as well as in our own lives.  This course consists of a textbook of approximately 150 pages in length and requires 1 open-book exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.

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Quality, Ethics and Legal Issues in Christian Counseling

Author: Mildred R. Burckley, Th.D., Ph.D.

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with information regarding ethical issues in counseling. It will also provide them with a clear understanding of the importance of confidentiality.  In addition, this course will provide information regarding referrals, helpful agencies and programs.  This course consists of a textbook of approximately 133 pages in length and requires one closed book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 35 hours.  (This course is included in Phase 1)

 



Temperament Therapy-Certification Group

Life's Answers through Counseling with God
Living in the Spirit - Utilizing Temperament
Counseling the Codependent (Phase 2 course)
Temperament Case Studies (Phase 2 course)

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Life's Answers through Counseling with God

Author: Conrad Mershon, Ph.D.

The student will learn first hand a Christian approach to counseling his or her clients in a Bible based, methodical professional manner utilizing a counseling method taught by the N.C.C.A.  This course consists of a textbook of approximately 150 pages in length and requires one closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 35 hours.

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Living in the Spirit - Utilizing Temperament

Author: Michael A. Coleman, D. Min.

The purpose of this course is to provide the student with a better understanding of human behavior from a biblical perspective. This course also addresses one’s responsibility for their actions and one’s accountability to God.  This course consists of a textbook of approximately 110 pages in length and requires one closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 35 hours.

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Counseling the Codependent - (Phase 2 Course)

Temperament Case Studies (Phase 2 Course)



Group Therapy-Certification Group

The following items are to be completed for certification in Group Therapy:

Group Therapy

Author: John R. Thompson, Ph.D.

The purpose of this course is to teach the student how to provide proper counsel in a group setting. This course provides a method of relating the understanding of modern psychology to that of religious faith as expressed in the Christian Bible.
This course consists of a textbook of approximately 94 pages in length and requires one closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 35 hours.

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Certified for Crisis and Abuse Therapy

Certified for Integrated Marriage and Family

Hold a Master's Degree

Hold an NCCA license