The Therapon Institute is a non-profit, faith-based, Texas chartered proprietary. Therapon is an Approved Education Provider (AEP) for The Louisiana Counseling Association, The Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority, and The Louisiana Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). The Texas Rehabilitation Commission has approved the Therapon Institute as an education provider. The Texas department of Criminal Justice has adopted Therapon's faith-based counseling model, Belief Therapy
®, as the state prison system's faith-based therapeutic treatment model. Therapon's faculty includes : Paul Carlin, Sr., Th.D, Ph.D., Jeri Carlin, BA, CTA, David Rodriguez, D.Min., CBA, Dr. Nicholas Eno, LPC, LMFT, Paul L. Denman, Ph.D., Louis Vaughn, ND, Dr. Kathy Baker, LBT, Dr. Stan Dekoven, LMFT, Jane Harber, LBT, Sophia Avery, MA, Dr. Dora Bronston, LBT, and Linda Ratcliff, BA, MA. In spite of Therapon's appeal to the professionals in the discipline, our first priority is to train and provide Christian counselor certification to the non-professional.
Belief Therapy® is the exclusive counseling model of the Therapon Institute. Belief Therapy® is the only Federally Registered faith-based counseling model in the nation.
Upon completion of Therapon's 28-hour Counselor Certification curriculum, the graduate is awarded the distinguished Belief Therapist Certification. All attendees are certified but Board Certification, a higher level certification, is extended to graduates who have 500 of actual counseling experience. Upon completion of the program the graduate may go on to become a Licensed Belief Therapist (LBT). Our other programs include Pastoral Licensed Counselor (PLC), Certified Reentry Crisis Counselor (CRCC), and Certified Youth Behavioral Advisor (CYBA).
Paul Carlin is the founder of the Therapon Institute and the developer of Belief Therapy ®. He has been an ordained Southern Baptist minister since 1954 and holds a Ph.D., and Th.D. in the philosophy of religion. Dr. Carlin has developed Certified Reentry Crisis Counseling (CRCC), a prison counseling model , and is now doing Criminal Recovery and Relapse Prevention (CRRP) for the Texas Criminal Justice System at Eastham Prison in Lovelady, TX. David Rodriguez is President of the Therapon Institute, President of Koinonia Bible College, Pastor of Christian Fellowship, and has his own counseling practice. He is a Board Certified Belief Therapist, Certified Christian Marriage and Family Therapist, and Certified Behavioral Analyst with the Institute of Motivational Living.