This Advanced Certification Course consists of the following sub-courses:
Counseling the Sick and Terminally Ill
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, workbook and requires 1 closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.
Counseling for Anger
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, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.
Joy In The Midst of Mourning
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.
This course consists of a textbook, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam. There is a maximum time-limit of 6 weeks. Approximate study time is 30 hours.
Counseling Families of Children with Disabilities
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 1 closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate study time is 45 hours.
Degree Transfer Program:
Please note that students completing advanced courses must receive a grade of 80% or better for course credit to be applied toward an academic degree. Any grade transferred for an advanced course receiving a grade of less than 80% will not qualify to be applied to the NCCA degree transfer program.