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Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling (2nd Edition)

Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling (2nd Edition)

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Everett L. Worthington, Jr. offers a comprehensive manual for assisting couples over common rough spots and through serious problems in a manner that is compassionate, effective and brief. His hope-focused (rather than problem-focused) approach enables couples to see that change is possible and gives them a new outlook on the future. Combining this with a brief approach that addresses the realities of managed care and tight budgets, Worthington shows how to be strategic in each counseling situation by including teaching, training, exercises, forgiveness, modeling and motivation.At the heart of the book are dozens of interventions and exercises, includingdrawing on central valuespromoting confession and forgivenessstrengthening communicationaiding conflict resolutionchanging patterns of thinkingdeveloping intimacycementing commitmentBacked by years of experience and substantial research, hope-focused marriage counseling offers hope to counselors that they can provide help to troubled couples quickly, compassionately and effectively. This paperback edition includes a new introduction, summarizing the latest findings and developments in marital counseling and applying hope-focused marriage counseling to today's cultural and clinical realities.

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About "Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling (2nd Edition)"

Everett L. Worthington, Jr. offers a comprehensive manual for assisting couples over common rough spots and through serious problems in a manner that is compassionate, effective and brief. His hope-focused (rather than problem-focused) approach enables couples to see that change is possible and gives them a new outlook on the future. Combining this with a brief approach that addresses the realities of managed care and tight budgets, Worthington shows how to be strategic in each counseling situation by including teaching, training, exercises, forgiveness, modeling and motivation.At the heart of the book are dozens of interventions and exercises, includingdrawing on central valuespromoting confession and forgivenessstrengthening communicationaiding conflict resolutionchanging patterns of thinkingdeveloping intimacycementing commitmentBacked by years of experience and substantial research, hope-focused marriage counseling offers hope to counselors that they can provide help to troubled couples quickly, compassionately and effectively. This paperback edition includes a new introduction, summarizing the latest findings and developments in marital counseling and applying hope-focused marriage counseling to today's cultural and clinical realities.
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Meet the Author

Everett L Worthington (Jr)

Everett L. Worthington Jr. (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. A licensed clinical psychologist, he works with VCU's counseling program and with VCU's social psychology and developmental psychology programs. He is the director of VCU's Marital Assessment, Therapy and Enrichment Center (MATE) and served as executive director of A Campaign for Forgiveness Research.

He has published more than 200 articles and papers on forgiveness, marriage and family, psychotherapy and virtue in a wide variety of journals and magazines. He was the founding editor of Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal and sits on the editorial boards of several professional journals. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN, The 700 Club and in many national newspapers.

He is the author of more than twenty books including Handbook of Forgiveness; Hope-Focused Marriage Counselling; and Forgiving and Reconciling. Most recently he has produced A Just Forgiveness: Responsible Healing Without Excusing Injustice.

Table Of Contents

  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • part One: Theory
  • 1. Brief Marital Counseling
  • 2. Bird's Eye View Of Hope-focused Marriage Counseling
  • 3. Using The Strategy To Promote Hope
  • 4. Applying The Strategy To Eight Areas Of Marriage
  • part Two: Interventions
  • 5. Precounseling Interventions
  • 6. Assessment Interventions
  • 7. Interventions For Drawing On Central Values
  • 8. Interventions For Revisioning A Core Vision
  • 9. Interventions For Promoting Confession & Forgiveness
  • 10. Interventions For Strengthening Communication
  • 11. Interventions For Aiding Conflict Resolution
  • 12. Interventions For Changing Cognition
  • 13. Interventions For Stimulating More Closeness
  • 14. Interventions For Cementing Commitment
  • 15. Interventions For Promoting Couple Commencement From Counseling
  • 16. Essentials Of Hope-focused Marriage Counseling
  • Appendix: Hope-focused Marriage Counseling With A Young Professional Couple: A Case Study (terry L. Hight)
  • Notes
  • Author Index
  • Subject Index
  • Scripture Index

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 222741
  • Product Code 0830827641
  • EAN 9780830827640
  • Pages 331
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Care/counselling
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Sep 2005
  • Sales Rank #25750
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 25 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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