The Academy for Health Counseling, a Specified Nonprofit Organization

AHC Certification System

To qualify as a certified SAT counselor, trainer, and therapist you have to take seminars or correspondence courses stipulated by AHC as well as an academic achievement test. You also have to undergo tape screening as part of the qualification process.

  1. SAT Counselor & Therapist Course:
    Basic Advance SOM POM Tape Screening & Achievement Test
    certified SAT Counselors (SAT Listener, SAT Health Behavior Supporter, SAT Behavioral Counselor, and SAT Health Counselor) or SAT Imagery Therapist
    120 hours Internship as part of the qualification process SAT Health Psychotherapist
  2. SAT Social Skill Trainer & Group Counselors Course:
    Social Skill G. Basic Social Skill G. Advance SAT Group Counselor
    Social Skill G. Master SAT Social Skill Trainer
    (After having a certified SAT Health Counselor) SAT Group Health Counselor

Professional Qualifications

There are nine categories of professional qualifications subject to periodic renewal. Certification is granted according to the technical level mastered in each

  1. SAT Listener
  2. SAT Social Skill Trainer
  3. SAT Health Behavior Supporter
  4. SAT Group Counselor
  5. SAT Behavioral Counselor
  6. SAT Health Counselor
  7. SAT Group Health Counselor
  8. SAT Imagery Therapist
  9. SAT Health Psychotherapist

Underlined@categories@(Group-oriented Trainer or Counselor)

Also, certification without renewal is granted to those who work as associate listeners.
Associate listeners are effectively applying their listening skills at various places including work, home and school.

SAT Competence Requirement for SAT Counselors Therapist

AHC Certification Competence Requirements
SAT Health Psychotherapist Be able to professionally assist those with psychosomatic, diabetic, cancer, and mental health problems caused by severe stress.
SAT Imagery Therapist Be able to assist those with psychosomatic symptoms or those with psychological problems, live their own true life, and stop living a life they cannot control, by promoting awareness of their hidden unsolved problems.
SAT Health Counselor Be able to assist clients achieve self-development by promoting awareness, healing and relearning of their hidden unsolved problems in somatic & psychological conditions that prevent self- development.
SAT Behavioral Counselor Be able to assist clients solve their own problems through behavioral modification by promoting awareness, healing and relearning of their hidden emotions.
SAT Group Health Counselor Be able to assist groups in problem solving and self-development.
SAT Group Counselor Be able to serve as a mental health leader at work, school or local community by understanding group dynamics.
SAT Social Skills Trainer Be able to educate and guide clients to develop skills that will enable them effectively to satisfy their partner's physical, mental, and spiritual desires (e.g., coaching, mentoring, relaxation, listening, debating and coordinating).
SAT Health Behavior Supporter Be able to assist clients solve their own problems through healthy behavioral modification.
SAT Listener Be able to serve as a listener to assist clients in problem solving.

A Career Path as a Registered SAT Counselor, Trainer, and Therapist

1 SAT Listener, SAT Group Counselor, and SAT Social Skill Trainer
@(Peer counselor or trainer providing problem solving assistance to individuals and groups)
2 SAT Health Behavior Supporter
3 SAT Behavioral Counselor
@(Professional counselor providing assistance for behavior modification)
4 SAT Health Counselor, SAT Group Health Counselor
@(Professional Health Counselor for individuals and groups)
5 SAT Imagery Therapist (professional SAT Therapist)
6 SAT Health Psychotherapist (PhD professional SAT Special Therapist)
@EMental Health Special Therapist
@EPsychosomatic Special Therapist
@ECancer Special Therapist
@EDiabetic Special Therapist

AHC Rules for Certifying SAT Counselors, Trainers, and Therapists

Article 1 Only AHC members shall be qualified to become certified SAT counselors, trainers, & therapists. Their qualification as AHC members is set forth in the AHC rules.
Article 2 AHC certification shall be valid for three years from the date of its issuance.
Article 3 To renew certification, acquisition of three credits or more and presentation of cases where equivalent competence is demonstrated shall be required during the initial three years SAT counselors, trainers, and therapists are certified.
Article 4 One credit each shall be granted for participation in AHC academic meetings and participation as instructors, supervisors (except basic course supervisors) or students in AHC-certified basic or advance course, master's course, or supervisor & instructor workshop.
Article 5 Applicants for certification renewal shall, three months before the renewal date, renew their certification by mailing to the AHC Secretariat copies of documents (certificates of completion, participation, etc.) indicating that they have completed or participated in all of the courses, etc. listed in Article 4 above.
Article 6 If, by the deadline for renewal, the applicant has not acquired the required number of credits, he/she shall need to have his/her certification reissued after taking a master's course in an AHC certified training program.
The AHC rules, which came into force on October 1, 1995, were revised on
April 1, 1996 and again on September 1, 1998.