When and where can I obtain this specialization?
ACBC Counseling Specializations are offered exclusively through one of our Certified Training Centers. Training and instructions for the Marriage Counseling Specialization must be taught by an ACBC Certified Counselor who has earned the Marriage Counseling Specialization and offers this training through a Certified Training Center. For a list of Certified Training Centers who have counselors who are specialized visit our map and look for the gold icons.
What are the next steps for me to take action?
Step 1 – Visit or contact one of our Certified Training Centers who have Certified Counselors on staff who are authorized to offer training leading to the Marriage Counseling Specialization.
NOTE: If you have questions as to whether a Certified Training Center or Certified Counselor meets these requirements please contact the Director of Training Center Certification.
What happens/what do I get when I obtain this specialization?
This specialization is further training in a specific area for ACBC members. In order to show that a member has advanced training, the specialization will be added to the online directory listing of every ACBC Member who satisfactorily completes all elements of the specialization. The specialization will be denoted in document form as well.
Are there online options for training?
Any online training options will be at the discretion and determination of various ACBC Certified Training Centers. There will be some training centers that offer online opportunities and others will only offer regional training. This is based on the training decisions of each individual center.
Training Centers that have specialized counselors on staff are denoted on our map with a gold icon. If you have questions as to whether a Certified Training Center or Certified Counselor meets these requirements please contact the Director of Training Center Certification at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are these optional?
At the present, these are optional advanced specializations for ACBC certified members. In the future, they will be a part of a Continuing Education Program for ACBC members.