ABOUT THE NATIONAL CHRISTIAN COUNSELING ASSOCIATION 

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The National Christian Counselors Association (N.C.C.A.) is a non-profit, professional organization, dedicated to the advancement of faith-based approaches and principles in Christian counseling. Since the early 80's, we have been equipping ministers, Christian counselors, testing specialists, medical doctors, attorneys and educators through our faith-based curriculum and resources, to advance the biblical teachings on human behavior, utilizing our proprietary faith-based counseling model, known as the Arno Profile System.

We are committed to the Lord Jesus Christ and believe that counseling is in vain, unless it is founded upon and directed by the Word of God.

Our purpose is to help Christians who believe that God has called them into the ministry of counseling. The N.C.C.A. has been faithful to this mission since 1981 and has assisted thousands of Christians to fulfill their call. We can help you achieve yours.

In 1981, Drs. Richard and Phyllis Arno established the National Christian Counselors Association (N.C.C.A.) as a non-profit corporation in order to conduct research and develop a therapeutic procedure based on Scripture. The procedure would accomplish three essential goals:

  • Enable the candidate to learn the system easily and relatively quickly

  • Save pastors and Christian counselors precious time in counseling sessions

  • Produce effective, positive, and more immediate results with those being counseled

Drs. Arno developed the Arno Profile System over seven years through systematic research with over 5,000 individuals. The counselees sought help for depression, inter/intra-personal conflict, marriage and family dysfunctions and anxiety. Being developers of the Arno Profile System        (APS) temperament analysis tool. This internationally recognized therapeutic model is research proven to have a success rate of 93.4%. This percentage is based on therapy conducted with more than 7,000 counselees.

 

As a licensed candidate, you will learn the Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) for counseling. The A.P.S. is an easy-to-learn counseling technique used by thousands of professional counselors, pastors, lay counselors, and other leaders throughout the United States and in several foreign countries. The Christian counselor administers a questionnaire which takes fewer than ten minutes for the counselee to complete. The questionnaire measures the counselee’s inherent needs, natural traits, strengths, and weaknesses according to temperament. These are identified in the computerized Arno Profile System report, providing the counselor with in-depth information and the best way to counsel the individual. The system enables a qualified counselor to identify the counselee’s temperament problem swiftly and accurately. The Wonderful Counselor, the scriptures, and your spiritual gifts are all vital to effective equipping for Christian counseling.

 

The National Christian Counseling  Association certification and licensing program is not to be identified nor confused with state licensing in any way.  In fact, is distinctly different from a secular (state) license.  The certification and licensing program developed by the N.C.C.A. provides specific ministerial credentials within the ministry of counseling.  The purpose of the program is to train and credential Christians who believe that God has called them into the ministry of counseling. The N.C.C.A. has been faithful to this mission since 1981 and has assisted thousands of Christians to fulfill their call.  The training results in credentials that the Church and community will recognize.