Family Therapies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal

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  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Intervarsity Pr
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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 includescrisis and traumamarital conflictseparation, divorce and blended familiesindividual psychopathologysubstance abuse and addictionsgender, culture, economic class and racesexual identityCalling 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 Therapieswill also serve as an indispensable resource for those in the mental health professions, including counselors, psychologists, family therapists, social workers and pastors.

Author Biography

Mark A. Yarhouse (Psy.D., Wheaton College) is professor of psychology and director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia James N. Sells (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is professor and director of the Ph.D. program in counselor education and supervision at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Foundational Considerations
A Christian Understanding for Family Therapyp. 15
Historical Foundations of Family Therapyp. 38
Models of Family Therapy
Bowenian Family Therapyp. 69
Strategic Family Therapyp. 95
Structural Family Therapyp. 120
Psychodynamic Family Therapyp. 146
Contextual Family Therapyp. 170
Experiential Family Therapyp. 192
Solution-Focused Family Therapyp. 223
Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapyp. 245
Narrative Family Therapyp. 264
Toward an Integrative Christian Family Therapyp. 287
Integration of Family Theory with Critical Issues in Psychotherapy
Crisis and Traumap. 313
Attending to Marital Conflictp. 340
Separation, Divorce and Remarriagep. 371
Individual Psychopathologyp. 392
Substance Abusep. 413
Gender, Culture, Economic Class and Racep. 443
Sexual Identityp. 463
Casting a Vision
Casting a Vision for Christian Family Therapyp. 493
Author Indexp. 503
Subject Indexp. 508
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