CCEF - Counseling Problems & Procedures


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.

Module outline:

Week 1: Shame, Resistant Guilt, and Legalism
Week 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)

If you are considering taking the course as an audit student rather than for credit please contact us to discuss this first.

Required Textbooks

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

  • When God Weeps by by Joni Eareckson Tada and Steve Estes
  • What Grieving People Wish You Knew about What Really Helps (and What Really Hurts) by Nancy Guthrie
  • Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addictions by Ed Welch (either facilitator or student version)
  • Depression: Looking Up from the Stubborn Darkness by Ed Welch
  • Running Scared: Fear, Worry and the God of Rest by Ed Welch
  • Shame Interrupted by Ed Welch
  • An Unquiet Mind by Kay Jamison
  • Choose one: Washed and Waiting by Wesley Hill or Love into Light by Peter Hubbard
  • *DSM-5 by the American Psychiatric Association (sections on Anxiety, Eating Disorders, and Schizophrenia) by Ed Welch

*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.


          2020 Term 1

          Term starts: 15 January 2020
          Term ends: 8 April 2020
          Registration Deadline: 15 November 2019
          Anticipated Course Access: 2 January 2020