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Sleep and counseling

September 20, 2016



In this episode, Andrew Ray talks with Ed Welch and Tim Lane about sleep and counseling. The discussion was prompted by an article from the Christian Science Monitor highlighting studies that have shown that Americans are sleepier than Europeans. How should counselors consider physiological issues like sleep deprivation in the people they counsel?

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Ed Welch


Ed is a faculty member and counselor at CCEF, where he has served since 1981. He holds a doctor of philosophy in counseling (neuropsychology) from the University of Utah and a master of divinity from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed is a licensed psychologist and has been active in local church ministry for decades. He has written numerous books, including When People Are Big and God Is Small (P&R Publishing, 1997), Shame Interrupted (New Growth Press, 2012), Side by Side (Crossway, 2015), and Created to Draw Near (Crossway, 2020).

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