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Maryland Christian Counseling Ministry & Institute

An Affiliate of the Northeast Baltimore Bible Institute and College

CHRISTIANCOUNSELING


Required Books
   Telling Yourself The Truth
   Fundamentals Of Christian Counseling
   Introduction To Christian Counseling "Study Guide"

Required Books
   The Christian Home: By God's Design
   The Christian Home "Study Guide"

Required Books
   Telling The Truth To Troubled People
   Basic Counseling Psychology "Study Guide"

Required Books
   Spirit-Controlled Temperament
   Introduction To Temperament Therapy "Study Guide"

Required Books
   Creation Therapy Textbook, Workbook And Tests
   The Joy Principle

Required Books
   The Counseling Workbook
   Basic Christian Counseling Video
   Justified

Required Books
   (10) Temperament Practicum Workbook

Required Books
   No workbooks or textbooks

Required Books
   No workbooks or textbooks

PROGRAM 1

CERTIFICATION OR LICENSE (ONLY)

PROCEDURES & REQUIREMENTS

A minimum of a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

COMPLETE PHASE I

Individual certificates may be issued for each class satisfactorily completed.

COURSES

Each candidate must complete the following 6 courses:

  • Introduction to Christian counseling
  • The Christian Home
  • Basic Christian Psychology
  • Introduction to Temperament Therapy
  • Creation Therapy
  • Leadership Coach (optional)
  • Temperament Therapy Practicum

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate must:

  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the APS to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    • Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the NCCA's Licensing Board of Examiners.
    • $50 for first year’s annual dues.
    • A signed Application for Certification/Membership form.
    • A signed copy of NCCA's Code of Ethical Standards.

Upon completion of Phase I requirements, subsequent review and acceptance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • A Certified Temperament Counselor Certificate
  • A Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate, membership card and lapel pin
COMPLETE PHASE II
COURSES

Each candidate must complete the following 3 courses:

  • Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament
  • Temperament Case Studies
  • Counseling the Codependent

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate must:

  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the APS to 15 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    • A signed application for NCCA license.
    • The Notification and Release Form for Personal National Screening. (This form authorizes the NCCA to secure a national background check to verify each candidate's history.)
    • Submit current ministerial credentials*
    • A certification/licensing fee of $100.

Upon completion of Phase II requirements, subsequent review and acceptance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • Certified Pastoral Counselor (high-school diploma, GED or Associates).
  • Licensed Pastoral Counselor (holds a Bachelors).
  • Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor (holds a Masters).
  • Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor-Advanced Certified (holds a Doctorate).
  • Certified Temperament Pastoral Counselor (Optional) (additional $39 fee applies) (Available also if state law prohibits the use of term pastoral license).

Annual membership and certification/license renewal is required to maintain valid NCCA credentials. Membership is currently $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.

The tuition for each Phase I and Phase II course is currently $299. There is a $25 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course when it is shipped. Visa, MasterCard and Discover card accepted.

Clinical Supervisors are to be paid $50 per hour and every candidate must complete six (6) hours of supervision.

*All candidates are required to have current ministerial credentials in order to be credentialed as a pastoral counselor by the National Christian Counselors Association. If you do not already have valid ministerial credentials, we recommend you speak with your local pastor or church leadership about attaining these credentials through your local church or denomination.

PROGRAM 2

COMBINED LICENSE & BA

PROCEDURES & REQUIREMENTS

Mature Christians who have graduated from high school or hold a GED may elect to complete the requirements for license and qualify for a BA in Christian Counseling.

COMPLETE PHASE I
COURSES

Each candidate must complete the following six (6) courses:

  • Introduction to Christian Counseling
  • The Christian Home
  • Basic Christian Psychology
  • Introduction to Temperament Therapy
  • Creation Therapy
  • Temperament Therapy Practicum

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate must:

  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the APS to 10 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    • Written responses to 50 ethical questions posed by the NCCA's Licensing Board of Examiners.
    • $50 for first year’s annual dues.
    • A signed Application for Certification/Membership form.
    • A signed copy of NCCA's Code of Ethical Standards.

Upon completion of Phase I requirements, subsequent review and acceptance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • A Certified Temperament Counselor Certificate
  • A Clinical Member (non-clergy) or Professional Clinical Member (clergy) certificate, membership card and lapel pin
COMPLETE PHASE II
COURSES

Each candidate must complete the following 3 courses:

  • Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament
  • Temperament Case Studies
  • Counseling the Codependent

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate must:

  • Complete a practicum. This consists of administering the APS to 15 individuals under the direction of an assigned and approved clinical supervisor.
  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    • A signed application for NCCA license.
    • The Notification and Release Form for Personal National Screening. (This form authorizes the NCCA to secure a national background check to verify each candidate's history.)
    • Submit current ministerial credentials*
    • A licensing fee of $100.

Upon completion of Phase II requirements, subsequent review and acceptance, the candidate will qualify to receive:

  • Certified Pastoral Counselor (high-school diploma, GED or Associates).
  • Certified Temperament Pastoral Counselor (Optional) (additional $39 fee applies) (Available also if state law prohibits the use of term pastoral license).

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

The tuition for each Phase I and Phase II course is currently $299. There is a $25 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course when it is shipped. Visa, MasterCard and Discover card accepted.

Clinical Supervisors are to be paid $50 per hour and every candidate must complete six (6) hours of supervision.

*All candidates are required to have current ministerial credentials in order to be credentialed as a pastoral counselor by the National Christian Counselors Association. If you do not already have valid ministerial credentials, we recommend you speak with your local pastor or church leadership about attaining these credentials through your local church or denomination.

COMPLETE PHASE III
COURSES

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

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Each candidate must:

  • Upon completion of the required courses, submit the following:
    • Written responses to a 500 Question Open Book Equivalency Exam on the Bible (Old and New Testament - KJV)
    • A signed letter authorizing NCCA to transfer the academic records to the approved college.
    • Matriculation and transfer fees of $1500 payable to: NCCA (A surcharge for payment byu credit card may apply)

The tuition for each advanced course is currently $299. There is a $25 processing fee per course plus actual shipping cost added to each order. Candidates are expected to pay for each course when it is shipped. Visa, MasterCard and Discover card are accepted.

After successfully completing all of the requirements for Phase III, the candiate will (assuming everything is in order) receive:

  • A Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor certificate, card and the Appropriate Advanced Certification certificates for selected specialty areas completed.
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Counseling.

For a free consultation, Please Call Toll Free: 844.855.MCCM