Educational Opportunities
In His Presence Christian Counseling is a certified academic institution through the National
Christian Counselors Association's (N.C.C.A.).  Through
In His Presence you can become a
licensed Christian Counselor.  You can also earn an associate's degree, bachelor's degree,
master's degree, or doctoral degree.  Courses are affordable (less than $300), and you set the
pace!  Most courses are graded based upon one final exam, but some courses do have two exams,
depending upon the length of the course.  Exams are to be proctored by someone who is not a
family member, and the proctor must sign a written statement that the exam was completed without
assistance.  Scroll down to read brief course descriptions, and please
contact us for more
information (there are many more courses whose descriptions are not listed below)!  God bless you!
Basic Christian Counseling - this course covers an overview of secular
counseling and therapeutic methods.  Also, this course teaches the difference
between secular and Christian counseling, including the goals and techniques of
Christian counseling.  There is a video and a textbook to be studied before the
proctored exam.

Temperament Theory - this course provides with an in-depth background of
the theory of temperament along with the scientific and biblical basis for this
theory. This course introduces a fifth temperament and includes the behavioral
patterns of each temperament. The student is required to complete a personal
Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) Response Form prior to beginning this course.  
There are two proctored exams for this course on account of its length.

Testing Measurements - this course provides an introduction of the primary
tests used by the N.C.C.A. Samples of "Jane Doe" reports, will be provided for
review. After reviewing the training video, the student is required to return a
Verification Statement for course credit. There is no exam for this course.

Temperament Therapy - this course teaches 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. Response
Forms at this point, and must administer forms to ten people and submit the ten
forms to the clinical supervisor.  There are two proctored exams for this course
on account of its length.

Christian Psychology and Counseling - this course introduces the theory
and practice of psychology and provides a biblically based theology for
Christian counseling. This course also integrates Temperament Therapy into
general counseling techniques/psychology.  This course is extensive, including
information on Mental, Personality, and Emotional Disorders; Alcoholism;
Marriage Counseling; Family Counseling; Human Sexuality; Maintenance
Program; Orthomolecular Therapy; Amino Acid Therapy, Satanic Ritual Abuse
(S.R.A.); Bible Therapy;, and the Scriptural 12 Steps.  There is one proctored
exam for this course.

Mastering Pastoral Counseling Utilizing Temperament - this course
provides specific information regarding stress, anger and guilt with the
emphasis on the need to develop family relationships, utilizing Temperament
Therapy.  This course is made up of four extensive units, and has one proctored

Temperament Case Studies - this course is designed to teach the counseling
model used by the N.C.C.A members and graduates. These case studies utilize
also incorporate other testing instruments, and help students to have a better
understanding of how to counsel using the temperament model developed by
Drs. Richard and Phyllis Arno of the National Christian Counselor's Association.
By reading actual case studies submitted by N.C.C.A.'s licensed counselors
students are given in-depth insight into how to effectively use this model as a
tool in the counseling office.  There is no exam for this course, but a case study
must be submitted upon completion of the course.

Counseling the Codependent - this course provides a Christian perspective
and introduces the study of Codependency, emphasizing temperament and the
temperament model developed by Drs. Richard and Phyllis Arno of the N.C.C.A.
Additionally, this course provides a clear understanding of codependency,
proper methods to use when counseling people who suffer from codependency,
and proper ways to motivate people through stages of recovery from
codependency.  Areas of concentration include: an overview of Codependency,
Characteristics of Codependency, Family of Origin Issues, Dysfunctional Family
Rules, Alcoholism, Recovery Strategies, God's Healing Process, the
Psychodynamics of a Personality Disorder, Temperament, Temperament
Therapy, and a study of the Melancholy, Phlegmatic, Supine, Choleric, and
Sanguine temperaments.  There is one proctored exam for this course.