Basic Christian Counseling.

Author R.G. Arno, Ph.D.


This course will cover, on DVD four hours of video instruction. The instructor will provide the student with an overview of the "Big Eight" (types of secular counseling/therapeutic methods). In addition, the student will be taught the difference between Christian and secular counseling, goals, techniques, and several other important topics, such as the dangers and pitfalls of counseling.


Course Requirements:

1. Approximately 10 clock hours

2. Maximum time limit four weeks

​3 Pass a proctored final exam

Testing / Measurements

R.G. Arno. Ph.D. and P.J. Arno, Ph.D


This course is provided on a one-hour DVD video. The instructors will introduce the student to the primary tests used by the N.C.C.A. Samples of "Jane Doe" reports will be provided for the student's review. After reviewing the training tape, the student is required to return a Verication Statement to the N.C.C>A>, for course credit. Upon receipt of this instrument, the N.C.C.A., will permitthe candidate to continue to the next course.


Course Requirements:

1. Approximately 3 clock hours

2. Maximum time limit four weeks

3. Submit Verification Statment



Advanced Classes are $198.00 each

Courses for Phase II


Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament
Authors: Rev. John W. Luton, M.A.,
Richard G. Arno, Ph.D. & Phyllis J. Arno, Ph.D.


This course is approximately 150 pages in length. The candidate will be provided with specific
information regarding stress, anger, and guilt with the emphasis on the need to develop family relationships.
This course utilizes the N.C.C.A.'s counseling model, Temperament Therapy.


Course Requirements:
1. Approximately 36 clock hours
2. Maximum time limit fourteen weeks
3. Pass one proctored exam




Temperament Case Studies

Compiled by Phyllis J. Arno, Ph.D.


This course is approximately 154 pages in length. The candidate will learn first hand the counseling
model with which the N.C.C.A. members and graduates counsel. These case studies utilize the
counseling model taught by the N.C.C.A. and they also incorporate other testing instruments with
this model.
Course Requirements:
1. Approximately 35 clock hours
2. Maximum time limit twelve weeks
3. Submit one case study following format

Classes are $297.00 each total cost.

Trinity Christian Counseling Academy


"Creating Tomorrows Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselors Today"

Counseling The Codependent:
A Christian Perspective Utilizing Temperament

Author: Jean M. LaCour, Ph.D.


This course is approximately 160 pages in length. The candidate will be provided with specialized
training regarding codependency which incorporates the counseling taught by the N.C.C.A.
Course Requirements:
1. Approximately 35 clock hours
2. Maximum time limit twelve weeks
3. Pass one proctored exam

Integrated Temperament Couple Therapy
Dr. J. Terry Twerell


This course is designed f

or 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 1 closed-book (proctored) exam and
a case study for a final grade. The approximate study time is 45 hours.


Pre-Marriage Counseling With Temperament
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 1 closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate
study time is 45 hours.

Please refer to your catalog for a complete listing of all available Advanced Classes​

Courses for Phase  I

 ​​​​​​​Temperament Therapy

​Author: R. G. Arno,  Ph.D.


This course is approximately 150 pages in length. The candidate will be provided with an in-depth background of the theory of temperament and provided with a scientific, and Biblical basis for this theory. This course introduces a fifth temperament and behavioral patterns of each temperament. The student is required to complete a Personal  Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) Response For prior to beginning this course.


Course Requirements:

1. 30 clock hours

2. Maximum time limit twelve weeks

3. Complete and submit a Personal Temperament questionnaire.

​4. Pass two proctored exams

Advanced Continuing Education Courses

The Father-Daughter Connection
Marie-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 1 closed-book (proctored) exam. The approximate study
time is 45 hours.​


Counseling Families
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, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.
The approximate study time is 45 hours.

Temperament Therapy
Author: R. G. Arno, Ph.D.
This course is approximately 260 pages in length. The candidate will be taught how to apply the
theory of temperament in a clinical setting. An A.P.S. start-up packet is included with this course.
The student is authorized to begin administering the A.P.S. at this point.

Course Requirements:
1. Approximately 30 clock hours
2. Maximum time limit twelve weeks
3. Pass two proctored exams
Christian Counseling: Integrating





Temperament and Psychology
Author: Henry R. Mohn, Ph.D.
This course is approximately 145 pages in length. In this study, the candidate will be introduced
to the definition, theory, and practice of biblically-based Christian Psychology and counseling and
how this relates to N.C.C.A.’s counseling model, Temperament Therapy.


Course Requirements:
1. Approximately 45 clock hours
2. Maximum time limit sixteen weeks
3. Pass one proctored exam






Marriage and Family Counseling
An Integrated Approach

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 1 closed-book (proctored) exam. Approximate
study time is 45 hours

Counseling and Children
Walter Byrd, M.D.
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, workbook and requires 1 open-book (non-proctored) exam.
The approximate study time is 45 hours.​