Evidence-based Christian Counseling



Dr. Harold Koenig, a pioneering professor, and research leader, offers a clear road map on evidence-based Christian Counseling and examines and profiles clinical application for depression, anxiety, moral injury, and more. Participants will learn the step-by-step procedures to help clients through some of the problematic issues and challenges of life.

Course Lessons:

with Harold Koenig, M.D.

EBC 101:          Introduction and Overview
Runtime: 55 minutes 19 seconds
What is evidence-based Christian counseling? This first session will introduce Dr. Harold Koenig as the course presenter and provide viewers with a detailed walk-through of the course.

EBC 102:          Definitions: A Thorny Issue
Runtime: 59 minutes 53 seconds
Understanding the terms is foundational to any counseling approach. This presentation will define a number of key terms in Christian clinical practice and equip counselors to understand the groundwork for the treatment strategies in this course.

EBC 103:          The Evidence Base: Research on Religion, Mental, and Social Health
Runtime: 58 minutes 15 seconds
Religious involvement plays a fundamental role in mental health. People use religion as a way to cope with trauma and distress. In this lecture, Dr. Koenig presents research on religion and mental health in areas of a variety of common psychiatric issues.

EBC 104:          The Evidence Base: Behavioral and Physical Health
Runtime: 1 hour 0 minutes 8 seconds
Physical health has a significant impact on mental health. This research-based lecture explores the mind-body relationship and how a person’s lifestyle choices can influence his/her emotional well-being.

EBC 105:          Identifying Problems Treatable by Counseling
Runtime: 55 minutes 9 seconds
Counseling is a profession that must be taken seriously. In some instances, the counselor must refer the client for psychiatric or medical assistance. This session walks viewers through the benefits and limitations of counseling and the dangers of exceeding limits.

EBC 106:          Christian Counseling for Depression/Anxiety – Part 1
Runtime: 1 hour 0 minutes 40 seconds
How effective is Christian Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)? This lecture addresses practical tools for helping clients through depression and anxiety using biblically-based CBT. Dr. Koenig provides strategies and techniques for the first five sessions of counseling those from a variety of religious backgrounds.

EBC 107:          Christian Counseling for Depression/Anxiety – Part 2
Runtime: 59 minutes 55 seconds
Christian Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) comes with unique challenges and therapy goals. This lecture covers sessions 6-10 of conducting counseling for depression and anxiety. Dr. Koenig provides in-depth detail and step-by-step guidance for a therapeutic counseling session utilizing research-based CBT.

EBC 108:          Moral Injury in the Setting of Life Trauma
Runtime: 55 minutes 34 seconds
Moral injury is a syndrome that often occurs in the setting of trauma. While moral injury is no the same as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), it frequently occurs in similar populations. In this lecture, Dr. Koenig will discuss the distinction between PTSD and moral injury, along with ways to detect moral injury in clients.

EBC 109:          Christian Counseling for Moral Injury – Part 1
Runtime: 46 minutes 17 seconds
When people suffer a moral injury, it can be detrimental to their emotional, physical, and spiritual health. In this lecture, Dr. Harold Koenig walks viewers the 12 sessions of conducting Christian-based counseling for moral injury, focusing primarily on the foundational first and second sessions.

EBC 110:          Christian Counseling for Moral Injury – Part 2
Runtime: 1 hour 3 minutes 35 seconds
Moral injury can occur in a variety of ways. This session explores ten common moral injury dimensions and how to help clients as they work through each issue. Dr. Koenig provides detailed intervention strategies and scriptural support for each type of moral injury.

EBC 111:          Christian Counseling for Moral Injury – Part 3
Runtime: 1 hour 0 minutes 12 seconds
After helping clients identify the source and underlying beliefs violated by moral injury, counselors can move forward with treatment solutions. In this lecture, Dr. Koenig describes the treatment modules that are key to addressing each of the Moral Injury dimensions.

EBC 112:          The Key to Successful Counseling: The Counselor
Runtime: 49 minutes 57 seconds
Research indicates that the most important and effective aspect of treatment is not the therapeutic approach but the counselor him/herself. This lesson focuses on how counselors can maximize their potential and effectiveness to their clients of all faith backgrounds through the therapeutic relationship.

Continuing Education

11.25 CE Credits available for LPC, LMFT, LSW.

11.25 CE Credits available for IBCC Credential Holders.

The American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) offers some psychologists, therapists, counselors, social workers and play therapists Continuing Education (CE) credit due for good standing with certain states and a limited number of professional organizations. It remains the responsibility of each participant to be aware of state licensure and CE requirements. Participants should check their state and/or local regulations regarding required continuing education hours. For more information Light University Continuing Education programs, please visit: