Christian therapists doing family therapy have never had a resource to help them navigate the various family therapy theories from a Christian perspective--until now.In this book Mark A. Yarhouse and James N. Sells survey the major approaches to family therapy...
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Christian therapists doing family therapy have never had a resource to help them navigate the various family therapy theories from a Christian perspective--until now.In this book Mark A. Yarhouse and James N. Sells survey the major approaches to family therapy and treat, within a Christian framework, significant psychotherapeutic issues. The wide array of issues covered includes
crisis and trauma
separation, divorce and blended families
substance abuse and addictions
gender, culture, economic class and race
Calling for an integrated approach of "responsible eclecticism," they conclude with a vision for Christian family therapy.A landmark work providing critical Christian engagement with existing models of family therapy, this volume was written for those studying counseling, social work, psychology or family therapy. Family Therapies will also serve as an indispensable resource for those in the mental health professions, including counselors, psychologists, family therapists, social workers and pastors.
Mark A. Yarhouse (Psy.D., Wheaton College) is professor of psychology and director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity (www.sexualidentityinstitute.org) at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he has taught since 1998. A licensed clinical psychologist, he serves as an adjunct faculty member of both the Institute for Sexual Wholeness in Atlanta, Georgia, and the psychology department of Wheaton College Graduate School.
His books include Modern Psychopathologies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal, co-authored with Richard E. Butman and Barrett W. McRay, Sexual Identity Synthesis: A Guide to Living in the Time Between the Times, co-authored with Lori A. Burkett, Sexual Identity Synthesis: Attributions, Meaning-Making and the Search for Congruence, co-authored with Erica S. N. Tan, Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate, and Ex-gays?: A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation co-authored with Stanton L. Jones. Most recently he has produced Family Therapies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal with James N. Sells.
Koorong - Editorial Review.
James N. Sells (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is professor of counseling and director of the Ph.D. program in counselor education and supervision at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he has taught since 2005. His research, private practice and teaching seminars have focused on marital conflict, reconciliation and forgiveness. Sells's research has been published in the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Journal of Counseling and Development, Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, The Family Journal, Journal of Family Therapy and Journal of College Student Development. He si the author of Family Therapies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal. with Mark A Yarhouse.
Koorong - Editorial Review.
- Christian Therapists Doing Family Therapy Have Never Had A Resource To Help Them Navigate The Various Family Therapy Theories From A Christian Perspective--until Now.in This Book Mark A. Yarhouse And James N. Sells Survey The Major Approaches To Family Therapy And Treat, Within A Christian Framework, Significant Psychotherapeutic Issues. The Wide Array Of Issues Covered Includes <ul> <li>crisis And Trauma</li> <li>marital Conflict</li> <li>separation, Divorce And Blended Families</li> <li>individual Psychopathology</li> <li>substance Abuse And Addictions</li> <li>gender, Culture, Economic Class And Race</li> <li>sexual Identity</li> </ul> Calling For An Integrated Approach Of "responsible Eclecticism," They Conclude With A Vision For Christian Family Therapy.a Landmark Work Providing Critical Christian Engagement With Existing Models Of Family Therapy, This Volume Was Written For Those Studying Counseling, Social Work, Psychology Or Family Therapy. <em>family Therapies</em> Will Also Serve As An Indispensable Resource For Those In The Mental Health Professions, Including Counselors, Psychologists, Family Therapists, Social Workers And Pastors.
- <strong>part 1: Foundational Considerations</strong>
- 1. A Christian Understanding For Family Therapy
- 2. Historical Foundations Of Family Therapy
- <strong>part 2: Models Of Family Therapy</strong>
- 3. Bowenian Family Therapy
- 4. Strategic Family Therapy
- 5. Structural Family Therapy
- 6. Psychodynamic Family Therapy
- 7. Contextual Family Therapy
- 8. Experiential Family Therapy
- 9.. Solution-focused Family Therapy
- 10. Cognitive-behavioral Family Therapy
- 11. Narrative Family Therapy
- 12. Toward An Integrative Christian Family Therapy
- <strong>part 3: Integration Of Family Theory With Critical Issues In Psychotherapy</strong>
- 13. Crisis And Trauma
- 14. Attending To Marital Conflict
- 15. Separation, Divorce And Remarriage
- 16. Individual Psychopathology
- 17. Substance Abuse
- 18. Gender, Culture, Economic Class And Race
- 19. Sexual Identity
- <strong>part 4: Casting A Vision</strong>
- 20. Casting A Vision For Christian Family Therapy
- Author Index
- Subject Index