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Counseling Specializations

What are Counseling Specializations?

ACBC is committed to providing the very best training, examination, and supervision for biblical counselors. We desire that our certified members be committed to continual growth in their counseling practice through ongoing education. Counseling Specializations allow ACBC Certified Counselors the opportunity to minister to their counselees with excellence, especially in the areas covered by the specialization training.

These Counseling Specializations are made available to our certified members exclusively through ACBC Certified Training Centers and are taught by ACBC Certified Counselors.

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Marriage

The Marriage Counseling Specialization covers various advanced topics including conflict resolution, dealing with sexual issues, ministry to blended families, interaction with extended family, family worship, premarital counseling, and more. Click here to view more details and requirements regarding the Marriage Counseling Specialization.

You can also find a study guide which outlines the process for the Marriage Counseling Specialization here.

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Reconciliation

The Reconciliation Counseling Specialization covers various advanced topics including a biblical view of confession, a biblical view of forgiveness, and conflict resolution strategies for families, churches and the work place. Click here to view more details and requirements regarding the Reconciliation Counseling Specialization.

You can also find a study guide which outlines the process for the Reconciliation Counseling Specialization here.

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Addictions

The Addictions Counseling Specialization covers various advanced topics including a biblical view of addiction, counseling substance abuse, gambling, sexual sin, and providing a biblical analysis of secular and integrated addiction rehabilitation programs.

Click here to view more details and requirements regarding the Addiction Counseling Specialization.

Addictions Counseling Exemption Application

Those with unique experience, education, and other credentials in the field of addictions counseling may apply for a exemption to the training and exam portions of the addictions counseling specialization process. If you would like to apply please click the link below. Applications must be completed and submitted by August 15, 2020.

Exemption Application