CCEF Summer Term: May 15–August 14, 2019
Cohort Meetings at the Downtown Campus: Thursdays, 6:30–8:30pm, May 30, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, and August 8.
The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation
(CCEF) offers Counseling & Physiology during their Summer term, May 15–August 14. Cohort meetings will be held at the Downtown Campus on six Thursdays. Through lectures, group discussion, and case studies you’ll learn how to wisely help those who struggle with problems in which both attention to physical and spiritual aspects are paramount.
*Dynamics of Biblical Change is a prerequisite for this course.
Course Instructor: Mike Emlet
On-Site Recitation Instructor: Caroline Jones
Counseling & Physiology Course Description
A biblical view of human beings begins with an understanding that we are both body AND spirit. From this reality flows a nuanced pastoral approach to suffering and sin in a person’s life that takes seriously both the physical and spiritual aspects of the struggle at hand. In this class you will look at issues such as traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, OCD, bipolar disorder, and other problems that require discernment of physical and spiritual components of the struggle. You will also gain an understanding of the role of psychoactive medications and psychiatry in caring for others. Through lectures, group discussion, and case studies you’ll learn how to wisely help those who struggle with problems in which both attention to physical and spiritual aspects are paramount.
Students will watch lectures, read materials, and write papers at home, and then meet together every other Thursday face-to-face as a cohort to discuss lecture content, readings, and other questions about how to do biblical counseling more effectively. Come take advantage of this unique opportunity!
This course is taught at a graduate level, though you do not need any prior degrees to participate. Courses can be taken for credit, or they can be audited. Auditing is less expensive, but taking the courses for credit allows the Recitation Instructor to provide feedback on all assignments, which facilitates growth and understanding for each of the students. The tuition is $500 if taken for credit, and $375 if audited.