Canadian Christian Clinical Counsellors Association

About Us



The Canadian Christian Counsellors Association holds letters patent with the Government of Canada.

This document states the purpose of our Institute in part as being

……to establish, maintain and encourage, by all available means, the provision of individual, marriage and group counseling and psychotherapy from a Christian perspective.

…..to determine suitable standards of competence and training for counselors and arrange for approximate certification and the granting of credentials therefore.

…..to provide direct counseling service to the public by means of clinics, workshop, training or information programs and to conduct research.

Our Lord Jesus Said:
“…..{God the Father} has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recover sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that is bruised”
{ISAIAH 61:1, LUKE 4:18}

A PROGRAM OVERVIEW FOR LAITY, CLERGY AND COUNSELLORS

We extend an invitation to you to become a member of Christian Counsellors in Canada. Our staff is committed to helping you fulfill the call that God has placed on your life.

HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT

In 1987, the C.C.C.C.A. was established first as the Canadian Association for Christian Transformational Therapy as a non-profit corporation for the purpose of conducting research and developing a scripturally-based therapeutic procedure which would be 1) reasonably easy to learn, 2) save Pastors and Christian Counsellors precious time in their counseling sessions and 3) produce effective positive and more immediate results with those being counselled.

Code of Ethics and Practice
The mark of a professional counsellor is adherence to a set of standards which define responsibilities to clients and related parties. The Code of Ethics must include boundaries between the counsellor and client essential to maintaining the safety of the client and necessary for the healing process. Other articles in the Code of Ethics are for the protection of potential victims and for ensuring the client gets the help that he or she needs.

  1. I will make every effort to complete a comprehensive standards Clinical Assessment at the beginning of the counselling relationship;
  2. IF I do not have the skill level to provide the help needed ,I will refer a client to other qualified professionals;
  3. I will preserve the client’s right to confidentiality and will not release any identifying information verbally or in writing without the client’s signed permission (excepting the threat of suicide, homicide or suspected child abuse.);
  4. I will not engage in any relationship with the client other than the counsellor-client relationship;
  5. I will not touch a client or convey any message which might be interpreted as expressing sexual feelings for the client;
  6. I will avoid statements to the client which may  generate false memories of sexual abuse;
  7. I will inform the client that mental images which emerge during suggestion or guided imagery may not be memories of actual events;
  8. I will provide a safe, private setting for counselling;
  9. I will not require payment of a fee for service before the service has been provided;
  10. I will make every effort to relate to the client intentionally for a predictable therapeutic outcome;
  11. I will provide a means for evaluation of progress so that the client is not misled or taken advantage of;
  12. I will be careful to properly assess, prevent and document the possibility and potential of suicidal or homicidal behavior by a client;
  13. I will immediately (within 24 hours) report the sexual or physical abuse of a child to the police or other authorized persons;
  14. I will not give a client false hope that the counselling relationship can be anything more that that, or that it can be permanent;
  15. I will take direct steps to inform the potential victim of homicidal threats made by a client;
  16. I will not devalue the competence of another practitioner in the presence of a client but will direct any complaints to the appropriate professional disciplinary body;
  17. I will avoid expressing anger or reacting emotionally to the client;
  18. I will not advise a couple to separate or to end their relationship but will allow each party to make his or her own decision;
  19. I will not pressure a client to remain in a counselling relationship against the client’s expressed desire to terminate;
  20. I am committed to my own personal growth and recovery as essential to being an effective counsellor;
  21. I am committed to continuing professional education and to expanding my repertoire of skills and my understanding of counselling practice.

General Application Procedures

All prospective Modular Studies Program Students are required to submit the following:

  1. A completed application form along with an application fee of $100.00. This fee must accompany the application form. It is non-refundable and is not applied to the tuition amount.
  2. An official transcript from each school attended since high school graduation must be submitted to the registrar, if requesting advanced credit for a Degree Program.
  3. Two Photographs of the applicant attached to the application form
  4. Two personal references given to the Registrar, one from a pastor and the other from a responsible person, other than a relative.
  5. A brief one page summary of your personal testimony.
  6. A photocopy of your Social Insurance Number (SIN) card and any government photo ID

How Will I Know If I Have Been Accepted

The admissions Committee will review your application after all the required documents have been received. Upon acceptance, a Letter of Acceptance will follow.

 ENROLLMENT AGREEMENT

Tuition Payment
Tuition fee is payable upon enrollment of each semester unless other arrangements are approved by the Business Office in advance. No student will be considered officially enrolled until satisfactory arrangements have been made.

Under certain hardship circumstances, the Institution will grant the student permission to pay his/her tuition fees in pre-arranged installments.
In such cases a deposit of at least 50% of the total program fees are required, and the balance to be paid within 2 monthly installments. Neither a diploma nor a certificate will be issued until the student’s tuition and all other financial obligations with The Institution has been fulfilled.

Refund Policy
80% of tuition is refundable before start of courses.
50% of tuition is refundable before the second classe of a term or module
No refund is applicable after the third class of a term or module.

Withdrawal
Permission to withdraw from a course may be granted by special consideration of the Registrar. Only unusual circumstances will warrant such permission. When given permission to withdraw, the student’s permanent record will reflect one of the following designations below, according to the time of withdrawal: Week 1-6 = W

Grading System
In order to preserve uniformity, Canadian Christian Clinical Counsellors and Seminary maintains a standard grading system similar to those of other institutions of higher education. The following is our outline of the grading procedures:
 

Letter Grade

Percentage Rating

Grade Point

A

90-100

4

B

80-89

3

C

70-79

2

D

60-69

1

F

Below 60

0

 

Some Helpful Information

A Christian welcome to you from the faculty of Canadian Christian Clinical Counsellors College. Please know that the faculty of the college pray for you as you “study to show yourself approved unto god a workman that needth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (11 Timothy 2:15)

Course Instructions
All Work must be legible to the grader. If you realize your writing is difficult to read, it is advisable to type/ use computer for your work as you can lose marks for illegible work.

Students taking on-campus moderated classes and off-campus students are required to complete the total course before handing, or mailing it into the registrar for grading. Make sure you have your name on your course before giving it in. Incomplete courses, which are handed in for grading will have points deducted for missing assignments. Please check for completion of course prior to submitting.

When writing assignments on separate paper it is necessary to mark unit number and assignment number or letter. Assignment must then be placed behind course page in binder.

The course binder is set up in such a way as to help you keep a systematic study. Please do not clump all your assignments on separate papers at the end of your course book. Please write on the lines provided for you. Please do not write two or three lines in the one space.

Essay Outlines
If the course calls for essay type assignments, please keep to within the number guideline set down by the course writer. Read your assignment over carefully and follow instructions given. Marks will be deducted if guidelines for assignment are not followed, such as:

  1. Asking for “your views on a certain subject: Write 100-150 words”. If an answer of 10-20 words is given marks have to be deducted.
  2. “Write an essay of 250-300 words on any of the following” This is approximately 1-1 ½ pages , double spaced. If 3 or more pages are submitted, this has to be disciplined by deduction of points.

Write about and stay within the subject. Do not include ideas not related to the subject.

Begin with a heading on each page, number all your pages.

Open with an introductory sentence or paragraph.

Select points appropriate to the subject.

Develop each point on a Christian basis, remember to:
A. Include at least one bible verification on each of your main points
B. Use quotation marks if a passage is quoted.
C. Give the book, chapter, and verse. Example: John 3:16
D. Be accurate in giving bible references.
E. Please make sure that the scripture reference is relevant to the point you are supporting.

Conclude your essay with a summary statement of paragraph to the subject of your essay, the introductory paragraph and the main points.

Follow instructions represented by the outline. Discipline yourself to  stay within the rules laid down. Write Legibly
Type Double Spaced
Or Print Your Essay

Student Time Chart
Keep an accurate record of your time of study. Tally up daily, weekly, and monthly totals before handing in your finished course; be sure to give the total time involved on the time chart. You are given points for time chart assignment. Marks will be deducted if you fail to keep an accurate record.

Grading System Explanation
In order to preserve uniformity, The Canadian Christian Clinical Counsellors College maintains a standard grading system similar to those by other institutions of higher education. The following outline of grades has been adopted:

Letter Grade

Percentage Rating

Word Rating

Quality Points

A+

97-100%

Excellent

8

A

93-96%

Excellent

7

A-

90-92%

Excellent

6

B+

86-89%

Good

5

B

83-85%

Good

4

B-

80-83%

Good

3

C

71-79%

Satisfactory

2

D

60-70%

Poor

1

F

59% & Below

Failing

0

 An undergraduate student must maintain a minimum grade average of “C” (2.0) to be awarded a degree, diploma, or certificate.

A graduate student must maintain a minimum grade average of “B” (3.0) to be awarded a degree, diploma, or certificate.

 Explanation of Letter Grade “A”’s
Grade “A” 8-6 points

The grade “A”’s are earned by the student who does all work written legibly in ink, typewritten, or on the computer, makes all book reports according to all requirements, fills in all blanks accordingly, and gives quality answers on the essay assignments. Any course work done not meeting all the above requirements will be graded accordingly (e.g. course work poorly written will be graded down even if the answer is correct.) Extension college students follow this same grade system and are required to do the same excellence unless otherwise stated by the extension college dean.

Satellite College Students
Will receive all their course and college material through their dean or registrar of the satellite.

Assignment: Study time chart
Keep accurate record of your daily, weekly, monthly, and total study time involved in completing this course on the “student study time chart”.

The purpose of this assignment is two-fold: First, it will help the student keep themselves organized, and enables them to determine how closely they are following their own study time schedule. C.C.C.C.C. is more interested in your weekly total and eventual course total than the particular time of the day you study, but you will be graded on your diligence to see that this chart is kept properly and consistently with every daily detail.

Second, C.C.C.C.C. wants to establish the approximate amount of clock hours it takes to finish the course. Your faithfulness in keeping an accurate record on this chart will help to determine the average. A copy will be made of every student’s chart and kept on file to determine a national average. (Please subtract any interruptions from your study time, list only time spent in actual study.) If a student averages 15 clock hours of study time per week, they should be able to complete a semester’s work (4 courses 12 S.H.) within the semester (18 weeks-4 ½ months). By every student keeping a record of their study time spent on each course, the national average can be more accurately established.

Sample

Student Study Time Chart

Year:__________________         Course:________________________________
                                                                           (Write or type course name)

Month

Date

Day

Time Started

Time Stopped

Study Time (Hrs)

Study Time (Mins)

Daily Total

Weekly Total

Monthly Total

Course Total

Jan.

6

Mon

6:00am

7:15am

1

15

 

 

 

 

9:00pm

10:30pm

1

30

2:45

 

 

 

7

Tues

6:00am

7:00am

1

0

 

 

 

 

10:30pm

11:15pm

0

45

1:45

 

 

 

8

Wed

6:15am

7:15am

1

0

1:00

 

 

 

9

Thurs

6:00am

7:15am

1

15

 

 

 

 

8:15pm

10:30pm

2

15

3:30

 

 

 

10

Fri

6:00am

7:15am

1

15

 

 

 

 

11:00pm

11:50pm

0

50

2:05

 

 

 

11

Sat

7:00am

10:00am

3

0

3:00

 

 

 

12

Sun

3:00pm

4:00pm

1

0

1:00

 

 

 

This above is an ideal hypothetical record of a typical student-a family man, 40 hour work week, church Wednesday night, with 3 nights and Saturday p.m. family time.

 

Canadian Christian Clinical Counsellors College

Study Time Chart

Year:______________________           Course:_________________________

Student Name:_______________________________

Month

Date

Day

Time Started

Time Stopped

Study Time (Hrs)

Study Time (Mins)

Daily Total

Weekly Total

Monthly Total

Course Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Canadian Christian Clinical Counsellors Course
Nouthetic Counselling

Grading or Marking System

A +    = 490-500

B +    = 460-469

C +    = 430-439

D+    = 400-409

A       = 180-189

B       = 450-459

C       = 420-429

D       = 390-399

A-      = 470-479

B-      = 440-449

C-      = 410-419

D-      = 380-389

 

 Breakdown of Grading (marking) System

  1. 14-15 Points on None of these Diseases.
                             14 points for reading book report.
  2. 10 points on student study time chart.
  3. 126 points on questions: each question equals one point.
  4. 300 points on spiritual assignments 10-30 points each.
  5. 60 points on final examination (for extension students)

                Total: 500 points

Book Report – Supplemental Text
This is not to be a term paper or thesis, but a summary of the major points. A condensed summarized account of what the students learned.


Counselling Department
Information Package



When can Internships be completed?

Internships normally occur during one of the modules of the academic year (Fall/Spring) and involves 200 hours of experience. This usually takes the form of the student spending 1-1.5 days per week in the internship setting for the week semester. However, with the agreement of the student and the internship, these hours can be spread over a period of longer than one semester.

 

What is expected of the Internship Supervisor?

Each student will have one assigned supervisor who agrees to meet regularly with the student (no less than 1 hour for each 10 hours worked) to review with them their learning objectives and progress toward the attainment of these objectives. The supervisor will be responsible to assist the student in accessing the appropriate learning experiences of the setting. (Under the supervisor’s coordination, it is quite appropriate for other staff to participate in the students learning). The supervisor also agrees to provide a written evaluation of the student’s performance to the student at the end of the internship experience.

 

What settings are available for Internships?

Internship placements are in such settings as:

  1. Any College Counselling Center approved by the Counselling Department.
  2. The Salvation Army Counselling Services Department
  3. Any Christian Counselling Center approved by the Counselling Department
  4. Within a church setting as a pastor counsellor support person.

Internships that best fit student’s interests are usually found by the student, working with the internship Coordinator Dr. Stephen Hambly and Dr. Chester Searles, to identify that which will best serve them.

                             
 COURSES

INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY
An introduction to psychology as a special science, including such topics as the history, theory, research and applications of psychology, the biological foundations of psychology, the nature of development, emotion, motivation, sensation, perception, learning and cognition, personality, psychological assessment.

PERSONALITY AND ADJUSTMENT
a study of adjustment and health in personality, including the ways in which contemporary culture affects us as persons and the manner in which we learn to cope with these influences.
                                                Pre-requisite: Nil

DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY I AND II
Overview of normal development from birth to adolescence, the adolescence through adult life and old age, with an emphasis on the psychological characteristics of adolescent development. Consideration is given to emotional, intellectual, social, moral and spiritual development.
                                                Pre-requisite: Introductory

SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
A study of the psychology of different social relationships, groups and cultures. Attention is given to such topics as beliefs, attitudes and values, social influence and conformity, interpersonal perception and attraction, aggression and social conflict, altruism and collective behaviour.
                                                Pre-requisite: Nil

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
A study of the major theories and research findings related to the causes, symptoms and dynamics of psychological disorders.
                                                Pre-requisite: Introductory

PSYCHOLOGY OF TESTING AND MEASUREMENT
An introduction to the theoretical and practical issues, view-points and techniques of psychological testing and test constructing.
                                                Pre-requisite: Nil

HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY AND THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY
A study of the main concepts and major schools of psychology in their historical development. This course traces the development of psychology from its earlier status  as s branch of philosophy to its present status as a special science. A comprehensive study of several of the major schools of psychotherapy such as psychoanalytic, existential, person-centered, Gestalt, cognitive and behaviour therapies.
                                                Pre-requisite: Nil

 FIELD INTERNSHIP:
A one semester practicum in a community setting (Stress Centre) that will provide exposure to and training in some aspect of applied counseling, focusing on ethics and standards of service delivery.
                                                Pre-requisite: Graduate

INDEPENDENT STUDY
In final year of counseling could take the form of a critical literature review of Christian Clinical Counselling or students may elect to do an empirical study.
                                                Pre-requisite: Masters

PASTORAL COUNSELLING
An introduction to the theory and practice of pastoral counseling dealing with the theological, psychological and operational dimensions of contemporary helping theory. An examination of the principles of counseling with emphasis on directive, non-directive and elective procedures.

BIBLICAL COUNSELLING
Treat the whole man, combining physical, psychological and spiritual aspects. It uses psychiatric therapy techniques developed by years of careful scientific observation to offer practical, workable solutions. At the same time these solutions recognize God’s role in the healing process, resting on scripture for their purpose, stability and guidelines.

INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY
This course gives an introduction to general psychology, its principles, phraseology and terminology, the fundamental conditions and facts of conscious behaviour, including the physiological basis of behaviour, personality, emotions, sensations, feelings, learning, habit formation, memory and perception. True psychology gives a person better understanding of himself and others, thereby making him of greater use to God, mankind and himself.

PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION
 Development of psychology of religion within the context of the history of psychological theories, basic issues related to theoretical development in the field and present and potential research; attention to the conceptualization of problems of psychology of religion; faith as a psychic process, physiological  and social influences.

Growth and conversion, criteria of evaluation are portions of the course. It is a religious and psychological approach to the understanding of persons and the functional significance of religious experience.

PSYCHOLOGY OF COUNSELLING
An examination of the psychological principles of counseling with emphasis on the professional technique to be used by pastors, teachers, youth leaders and all who are engaged in the incomparable art of counseling. Valuable instruction is given to the counselor concerning his professional ethics, the arrangements and process of counseling. Special areas are analyzed such as teenage behaviour, mental and emotional illness, marriage problems and problems concerning sex. The student is taught how to use correct terminology and use of scripture in counselling.

CHRISTIAN PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology is the science of dealing with mental states and processes of human nature and behaviour. The Bible is a book of principles designed to adjust the mental process, nature and behaviour of mankind. The Bible and the Christian way of life are not a set of rules and laws to restrict and regulate man into a certain, old just to qualify him for heaven. If man would allow his mental process and human behaviour to be motivated and directed by the principles and truths of the scriptures, he would need no further psychological or psychiatric adjustment. This course reveals the biblical psychological principles, which if practiced would put man in right relationship with himself, his fellow man and the Lord Jesus Christ.

HUMAN MOVTIVATION
This course analyzes the different areas affecting and controlling the thoughts, attitudes and actions of mankind. A study is made to determine how the Spirit of God motivates people by conviction, conversion and indwelling. The motivating ability of the fear of the Lord and the love of God are evaluated. The word of God is analyzed to discover how it pierces and motivated the human heart and nature. Self- analysis is made of how to motivate, control and inspire people into the desired attitude and action.

PROPOSED
Course descriptions to follow as previously outlined in calendar with some variations.

PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELLING SERVICES PROGRAM
-involving courses relevant to the helping professions which are taken in conjunction with basic courses in pastoral counseling. The program may serve as a basis for a vocation in the Christian Counselling fields for those with Doctorate level and as a basis for volunteer Christian Counselling work for those with undergraduate or Bachelor standing.

Courses are fully accepted and transferable with the E.O.C.P.C. (Evangelical Order of Certified Pastoral Counsellors of America) which offers L.P.C. (Lay Pastoral Counsellor). C.P.C. (Certified Pastoral Counsellor) and D-C.P.C. (Diplomate – Certified Psychotherapist and Counsellor) designations to graduates of the psychology and counselling program upon receipt of official transcripts. The E.O.C.P.C. is government chartered, federally and provincially since 1982 to grant, certify and ordain Christian Pastoral Counsellors.

    


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