I know the field of Christian counseling has become big among some circles. What are solid ways to get training, or certification or a degree in Christian counseling? Ideally any training program would not be a 4-year degree but a certification course is fine for those already possessing a degree. If there are degreed programs, would these be accredited such that the person’s degree would be recognized if they desired to move overseas and serve? This course or training program should be compatible to the teachings of Powlison, Tripp, Welch. "Nouthetic" counseling is fine, too. Even Dr. Dobson types of programs can be considered if they are strongly accreditted or recognized and respected by the wider evangelical community. Options such as whether the certification can be obtained by online learning, residential programs or intensive seminars are important. What are the options?