In 1981, Drs. Richard and Phyllis Arno established the National Christian Counselors Association (N.C.C.A.) as a non-profit corporation in order to conduct research and develop a therapeutic procedure based on Scripture. The procedure would accomplish three essential goals:
Enable the candidate to learn the system easily and relatively quickly
Save Pastors and Christian Counselors precious time in counseling sessions
Produce effective, positive, and more immediate results with those being counseled
Drs. Arno developed the system over several years through systematic research with over 5,000 individuals. The counselees sought help for depression, inter/intra-personal conflict, marriage and family dysfunctions and anxiety.