| - Right to Practice
The Commission is under
auspices of the
Syriac-Greek Antiochian Synod of the Orthodox Catholic Church, and
canonically protected by the North American Canon Law Society, and is
therefore a religious exempt organization. Those who meet the
requirements of the Commission and are licensed, enjoy the right to
freely practice their art under the norms and canons of the
Commission, including those representing the medical arts,
chiropractic, oriental medicine, psychology, spiritual counseling,
naturopathy, nutritional counseling, reflexology, and other areas of
Religious liberty is
and understood in all
fifty States, and the Commission makes certain that its licensed
practitioners are afforded the right to practice their vocation.
Licensed canon lawyers,
guidance in various matters including registration of practice,
disclaimer preparation, and guidance in issues related to issues of
State and Ministry. As a theocentric healing art, practitioners may
freely practice their vocation so long as they do not violate the
"Code of Professional Responsibility and Ethics". You are
encouraged to write for application and more information, and feel
free to ask questions of us.
- Annual Conference
|The annual conference of
the Commission on Religious Counseling and Healing is held close to the
Feast of Saint Panteleimon. Various topics and guest speakers are
introduced and periodic attendance is encouraged of all members. This
conference can also be used to fulfill CEU requirements.
- Other Benefits
|In addition to
membership and licensing in a
exempt) healing organization, you will receive an annual directory
and listing, newsletter, photo identification card, office disclaimer
and other materials, guidance from licensed canon lawyers, pamphlets,
manual, and corporate discounts provided by other organizations on
dental benefits, car rentals, vision care, and more
| - Scope of Practice
give an idea as to what is covered under a particular license
heading, we hereby offer the following brief outlines: Chiropathist,
Meridian Healing, Aromatherapy, Touch Therapy, Anointing, Nutrition
Education, Fitness Counseling, Herbal Education, Bio-Meridian
Analysis and Education, Hyperthermic Therapy, Darkfield Microscopy
Education, and other approved "hands-on" therapies defined
and approved under this vocation; Chiropath, all previously named
therapies plus Nutrition/Herbal Counseling and Supplementation,
Relaxation Massage, Prayer Therapy, and Spiritual Counseling;
Licensed Religious Counselor, Prayer Therapy, Meditation, Behavioral
Modification. Faith and/or Spiritual Counseling, Occult Deprogramming
or Exit Counseling, Nutrition Education, and other counseling or
education areas defined under this vocation and as approved.
One-Time Application Fee:
License Fee: $400
3. Continuing education - Members must
complete 15 hours of continuing education through either St.
Mark's Seminary and College or from another approved institution.
Members can receive all 15 of these credits by attending the annual
membership can be downloaded HERE
When you submit your
application, you will be requested to include
a Bio-Data (curriculum vitae) which includes your professional,
educational, and life experience. Be sure to include supporting
documents (e.g. transcripts, certificates, etc.) A reviewer will
determine if you have the education and/or experience required for
membership and can recommend what education may be needed.
You can pay your fees online using PayPal using this link.
are reviewed by a canon lawyer to make certain that all required
supporting documents have been attached and that the person is
eligible. Then the application is reviewed by peers responsible for
making certain that the applicant qualifies for licensure. The
process takes about 2-3 weeks.
If your application
is denied, your
membership fee is returned, however your application fee is not.
Applicants who are not accepted are advised as to how they can
remedy a deficiency and can reapply within sixty (60) days without
having to pay the application fee again