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From Generation to Generation

Edwin Friedman

From Generation to Generation

Edwin Friedman

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Challenging many of the conventions of pastoral counseling, Edwin H.Friedman shows how family theory points to a less stressful approach to the full range of the clergy's responsibilities.

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This bestselling book applies the concepts of systemic family therapy to the emotional life of congregations. Edwin H. Friedman shows how the same understanding of family process that can aid clergy in their pastoral role also has important ramifications for negotiating congregational dynamics and functioning as an effective leader. Clergy from diverse denominations, as well as family therapists and counselors, have found that this book directly addresses the dilemmas and crises they encounter daily. It is widely used as a text in courses on pastoral care, leadership, and family systems.



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Challenging many of the conventions of pastoral counseling, Edwin H.Friedman shows how family theory points to a less stressful approach to the full range of the clergy's responsibilities.
- Publisher

This bestselling book applies the concepts of systemic family therapy to the emotional life of congregations. Edwin H. Friedman shows how the same understanding of family process that can aid clergy in their pastoral role also has important ramifications for negotiating congregational dynamics and functioning as an effective leader. Clergy from diverse denominations, as well as family therapists and counselors, have found that this book directly addresses the dilemmas and crises they encounter daily. It is widely used as a text in courses on pastoral care, leadership, and family systems.


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Meet the Author

Edwin Friedman

< div> Edwin H. Friedman (1932/n-/1996), a family therapist and ordained rabbi, was born in New York City and worked for more than 35 years in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Well known in the fields of mental health and pastoral education, Dr. Friedman brought his unique blend of systems thinking, motivational style, and common sense to his highly regarded work as a consultant and leadership trainer to diverse professional and government organizations.< br> < /div>

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction I. Family Theory 1. The Idea Of A Family 2. Understanding Family Process Ii. The Families Within The Congregation 3. The Marital Bond 4. Child-focused Families 5. Body And Soul In Family Process 6. When The Parent Becomes The Child 7. A Family Approach To Life-cycle Ceremonies Iii. The Congregation As A Family System 8. Family Process And Organizational Life 9. Leadership And Self In A Congregational Family 10. Leaving And Entering A Congregational Family Iv. The Personal Families Of The Clergy 11. The Immediate Family: Conflict And Traps 12. The Extended Family: Its Potential For Salvation

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  • Catalogue Code 49340
  • Product Code 0898620597
  • EAN 9780898620597
  • Pages 319
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Guilford Press
  • Publication Date Jun 1985
  • Dimensions 229 x 152 x 29 mm
  • Weight 0.618kg

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