Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
Counseling Problems & Procedures — a CCEF Course

Counseling Problems & Procedures — a CCEF Course

Course Description

This course aims to go deep with the everyday and universal problems of life, such as guilt, shame, fear, anger and suffering. The course content also goes broad by considering problems that are not found in a concordance, such as bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, dissociative identity disorder, anorexia and bulimia, and addictions. Through case studies, lectures, and outside readings, you’ll learn to move toward people with any type of struggle in a way that is engaging, helpful, and Christ-centered.

About the Professor

edEd Welch is a faculty member at CCEF where he has served for more than 35 years. He holds a PhD in counseling psychology with a neuro-psychology specialty from the University of Utah and an MDiv degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over thirty years and has written many books and articles on biblical counseling, including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame It on the Brain?; Depression; Running Scared; Shame, Interrupted; and Side by Side: Walking with Others in Wisdom and Love. He and his wife, Sheri, have two married daughters and eight grandchildren. In his spare time, Ed enjoys spending time with his wife and extended family and playing his guitar.


Counseling Problems & Procedures Change is a 3-credit course. The credit cost of the course is $650.00. Taken for audit it is $325.00. Counseling Problems & Procedures is offered every other semester on a rotating basis between spring, summer and fall.

Course Outline

  • Week 1: Shame, Resistant Guilt, and Legalism
  • Weeks 2 – 4: Suffering
  • Week 5: Addiction (Licentiousness), Homosexuality
  • Week 6: Fear of Man, Anxiety
  • Week 7: Psychiatric problems: Insanity
  • Week 8: Psychiatric problems: Depression
  • Week 9: Addiction: Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Week 10: Addiction: Anorexia/ Bulimia
  • Week 11: Guidance
  • Week 12: Fear, Anxiety, and Trauma (PTSD)

Required Textbooks

Students must purchase separately, any other required reading is provided with course access.

*We do not require you to purchase this text, due to the high cost. Instead please make every effort to secure this reading from the public library or borrow a copy from a friend. If you have made every effort to locate the DSM-5 from a public source or a friend’s library and still cannot locate it, you may do an extensive search on the internet for the topics that require this text.

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