Individual

As an Individual you can be a member in the following categories if you subscribe to the Statement of faith of ACC.

a.Trainee counsellor:

Individual who has completed at least 50 hours of training in counseling and is in the process of completing requirements for counseling hours to apply for accreditation .

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b.Level 1 counsellor:

Counsellors who have at least 50 hours of counsellor training and 100 hours of counseling experience

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c. General Category:

Counsellors who have a Master’s degree in Psychology / Theology / Social work or any course that partially fulfills level 1 criterion. The training done [either Biblical or secular] should include classroom training of counselling skills. Applicants should have 100 hours of counseling experience

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d. Level 2 counsellor:

Counsellors who have at least 200 hours of counsellor training and 150 hours of counseling experience

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e. Level 3 counsellor:

Counsellors who have at least 300 hours of counsellor training and 200 hours of counseling experience

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f. Pastoral Care member:

Those who provide pastoral care in the form of care, attention, listening and praying with those who are in need. Applicant must have done a theological course where counseling is a paper or a counseling course which has a minimum of 15 hours of classroom training that has covered 80 percent of what ACC prescribes for a Pastoral Care course. Applicant should be 18 years of age and above

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Criteria for accreditation

S.No Criteria Trainee Level 1 General Level 2 Level 3 Pastoral Care

1

*Training

50 hrs

50 hrs

Master’s degree in Psychology / Theology / Social work or partial level 1 training

200 hrs

300 hours

A theological course where counseling is a paper / counseling course with 15 hours min covering  80 percent of what ACC prescribes for a Pastoral Care course.

2

Counselling

 

100 hrs

100 hrs

150hrs

200 hours

 

3

Case Study

 

2

2

2

3

 

4

References

 

2

2

2

2

1

5

Fee for 1 year

Rs.100/-

Rs. 500/-

Rs. 500/-

Rs.1000/-

Rs.1000/-

Rs. 500/-

6

Fee for 3 years

 

Rs. 1200/-

Rs. 1200/-

Rs. 2500/-

Rs. 2500/-

Rs. 1200/-

 

*ACC recognised training