How do the courses work?

How do the courses work?

Each of our courses has its own secure online site where participants collaborate in forum discussions and where all course material is published and archived. At the beginning of each week of the course, the instructor publishes the assignments for the week. These assignments may include readings, exercises, study questions, web links, reflections, video and/or audio lectures. Forum discussions are based on the material presented during the week. The instructor will guide the forum discussions via postings throughout the week. Any written assignments and activities are due at the end of the course. These assignments will lay the ground work and preparation needed for the final research project, in course 12.

Courses are asynchronous. Although there are specific dates for the beginning and ending of a course, this means that the international student body does not have to be online at the same time. Since all course material is published on the course site, all you need to participate in courses is an online computer. Once registered, students can login from any computer with an internet connection, anywhere on the planet.

How much time do they take?

Each week students have readings, writing, discussions in the forum, independent practices to complete, and/or audio/video content to observe and reflect upon. Depending on how long it takes each student to do each of these activities will determine how much time the course takes for that person. For some this will mean several hours a week, and for others it may be 2-5 hours, more or less. The average length of time for each course is one month, and the whole program can be completed in one year. In order to receive CCC certification, participants are required to have attended our 2-day workshop.

Continuing Education Units

All courses include California CEUs offered in collaboration with Karuna Cayton for Marriage & Family Therapists (MFT) & Licensed Counselor & Social Worker's (LCSW).

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How much does it cost?

Certification Program $1850.00 USD

The Certification Program is a comprehensive 12 month program culminating in a research project applied to each participants' individual setting and situation. Assignments and exercises throughout the program build upon one another to create the research project in the last course. Please note that the two day workshops and the internship program are not included in the cost of certification. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Payment Plan Option/Modules

Each module is a prerequisite for the next. If participants want to work their way toward certification as they go, a collection of modules taken in sequence can be applied.

  1. Foundation Module (2 courses) $300
  2. Seven Steps Modules (7 courses) $1050
  3. Integrating CCC Modules (2 courses) $300
  4. Portfolio & CCC Research Project Modules (1 course) $200

Group Rate Financial Aid Available

Group Rate applies to groups of 4 or more, if at the same project. For more information on Financial Aid, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Financial Aid is available for (one payment) Certification Program Only.