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Drs. Richard and Phyllis Arno founded the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling in 1993.  Dr. Phyllis Arno focused on the research and development of the Arno Profile System (A.P.S.) reports. Together they have written numerous counselor training texts, including their signature piece, Creation Therapy. Drs. Arno continue to develop new material and participate in conferences held around the country to promote the advancement of APS in churches, schools, counseling centers, businesses and many other organizations.

Drs. Arno were finding that they had professionals and clergy that had already obtained degrees and licensing and did not need to enter into a full degree program. Therefore, they had  little or no interest in taking all of N.C.C.A.’s courses and obtaining their license as a Pastoral Counselor, but these same people wanted  to learn the counseling method taught by the N.C.C.A. and they wanted to be able to process temperament profiles on their clients.

Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling was established in order to meet this growing need. We know that if we can encourage ministers and lay people to take this training, begin using this counseling method and the Arno Profile System, MANY MORE people will come to know the Lord Jesus Christ  as Saviour!

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