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NACC Certification Programs

Certificate in Marriage & Family Counseling

(Certified MFT track)

  1. Counseling Theories
  2. Personal Growth
  3. Basic Counseling Skills
  4. Introduction to Psychology
  5. Developmental Psychology
  6. Marriage and Family Counseling

> None at this time.

Certified Marriage & Family Therapist

(Certified MFT)

  1. Marriage and Family Counseling
  2. Family System Theory
  3. Family Therapy
  4. Marriage Counseling
  5. Counseling of Children & Adolescents
  • i > Counseling Theories
  • ii > Personal Growth
  • iii > Basic Counseling Skills
  • iv > Introduction to Psychology
  • v > Developmental Psychology

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

(Licensed MFT)

  1. Counseling with Psychosomatic Family
  2. Assessment & Treatment of Childhood Disorder
  3. Practicum(100 hours in 3months)

> NACC Certified MFT only

Course Fees

Registration Fee:  $300

(upon commencing an approved program)

Tuition Fee:  $380

per credit (or determined by the authorized education institution)

Certification Fee:  $200

(upon completion of an approved program)

Annual Fee:  $100

Course Description

Counseling Theories
To allow students to learn more about the scope of counseling, psychological counseling from the major schools of thought and its treatment, its main theories, techniques and applications. We will not discuss details of counseling skills and how to see cases, but the discussion will be a combination of psychotherapy and counseling model of the Christian faith, and to analyze its effectiveness. The course will also discuss a number of counseling case studies in the classroom and discuss how to deal with different scenarios. Students can understand the basic direction of the counseling process, and students can lay a foundation on the psychological basis of learning.

Personal Growth
Self-esteem, negative thinking, unhappy childhood experiences and traumas of the past, often lingering specter of people remain in emotional distress, fluctuating mind, a long-term depression and do not want to grow up in the depressed/frustrated situation. People become bad-tempered and easy to find fault with people and events of discontent, more often than they were a strong comparison, non-stop living in self-defeating and self-denial, as if into a dead-end life.

Undergraduate teaching will be a lecturer, psychological testing, personal reflection and group interaction to identify the personal life of embarrassment and life habits (Life Pattern), reshaping the course of personal growth and change negative thinking that they can regain their self-love truth, seeking re-God Love and certainly, there is a goal of living and enrich life.

Basic Counseling Skills
To introduce and study the basic Counseling skills on Egan model, use Client Centered Therapy based on learning how to use Empathy, how to use the right attitude to do counseling and learn Active Listening, learn skills of Confrontation, help students to grab and be able to acquire the necessary skills, in learning psychological counseling as a basic foundation.

Introduction to Psychology
This course provides an introduction to the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. A wide spectrum of psychological phenomena will be included, ranging from the nature of psychology, research model, biological foundations, psychological development, consciousness, learning, memory, motivation, emotion, personality, stress, health and coping, social influence, and social cognition. Basic terms and theories will be introduced. In order to enrich students’ experiences with psychology, students are required to conduct a psychological research in group upon a topic initiated by themselves.

Developmental Psychology
This study offers an introduction to the physical, cognitive and psychosocial developments of individual from birth to death. Students will pursue an in-depth analysis of research, theory and issues in the field.

Family System Theory
This course provides a foundational understanding of family systems theory as it relates to clinical concerns. Course content helps students to conceptualize and distinguish the critical epistemological issues in marriage and family therapy. Students are introduced to historical development, theoretical foundations, and contemporary conceptual directions in the field of marriage and family therapy. An overview of the different models of family systems theory is addressed, and students are expected to apply this understanding of systems theory to their family of origin and other systems.

Family Therapy
This course focuses on conceptual applications of foundational family systems theory and counseling techniques taught in CNS 6820. The course provides a comprehensive survey and substantive understanding of the major models of marriage and family therapy and addresses a wide variety of clinical problems. Students are expected to integrate both biblical and cultural understanding of family into their therapeutic approach. Students are also educated about appropriate collaboration with related disciplines

Marriage Counseling
This course provides students with a biblical, sociological, and interpersonal framework from which to study and counsel couples. Practical tools are presented for how to work with couples through the ups and downs of life together. The course content is designed with the understanding that students will be working with couples in clinical, multicultural, church, and para-church settings. Students are encouraged to be working with couples while taking this class.

Counseling of Children & Adolescents
This course provides the basic principles of counseling children and adolescents within the context of family, school, and socio-cultural and religious systems, and is based on the case conceptualization and treatment planning developed in CNS 6431. The emphasis is on helping students develop their own individual style in forming therapeutic relationships with children or adolescents, and in using effective therapeutic skills and techniques, including therapeutic mediums such as toys, audio/visual aids, games, cognitive treatment, and behavioural programs. A special focus is given to parent training and parents as co-therapists, which are empirically sound, highly efficacious, and cost-effective intervention strategies for treating behavior disorders in children. Legal and ethical issues specific to working with children are addressed.

Assessment & Treatment of Childhood Disorder
This course introduces students to developmental, self-regulation, and systems perspectives used to understand, diagnose, and treat disorders of childhood and adolescence. Students will gain an understanding of the normal and abnormal developmental issues of children, the process of mastering self-regulation throughout development in various domains, the impact of relational dynamics within various systems (family, school, church), and the trend of the self’s consolidation and conceptualization of these various vectors of life. The student is then able to form diagnosis and treatment plans that flow from their relational understanding of the child’s life based on the above models. Treatment issues are covered within the confines of treatment planning (as opposed to how to do therapy), including such areas as applied behavioral analysis, cognitive-behavioral treatment, interpersonal treatment, psychopharmacology, community and school- based treatment. Additional assessment material fee charged.

(Under supervision of authorized clinical supervisors)


  • For all inquiries regarding this certification, please contact [email protected]
  • Program offered in collaboration with the Hong Kong Institute of Christian Counselors

* Domicile and internship requirements may apply and vary from state to state. If you are residing or practicing overseas, please seek clarification of your application from:  [email protected]