Spiritual Resources in Family Therapy, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 12/4/2008
  • Publisher: The Guilford Press
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Univ. of Chicago, IL. Examines how religion and spirituality are interwoven into all aspects of life. This edition includes latest clinical applications, additional practice guidelines, and five new chapters. Topics include spiritual resources in family adaptation to death and loss, and stresses of poverty. For psychotherapists. Previous edition: c1999.

Author Biography

Froma Walsh, MSW, PhD, is the Mose and Sylvia Firestone Professor Emerita in the School of Social Service Administration and the Department of Psychiatry, Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. She is also Co-Director of the University-affiliated Chicago Center for Family Health and holds an appointment as Clinical Professor at the Center for Applied Psychological and Family Studies at Northwestern University. Dr. Walsh is a past president of the American Family Therapy Academy and past editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, and has received many honors for her distinguished contributions and leadership in the field of family therapy, including awards from the Division of Family Psychology of the American Psychological Association, the American Family Therapy Academy, the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, the American Orthopsychiatric Association, and the Society for Pastoral Care Research. Widely published, she is a frequent speaker and international consultant on resilience-oriented professional training, practice, and research.

Table of Contents

Religion, Spirituality, and the Family: Multifaith Perspectivesp. 3
Integrating Spirituality in Family Therapy: Wellsprings for Health, Healing, and Resiliencep. 31
Spiritual Resources in Families: Tapping the Wellsprings
Spirituality, Suffering, and Beliefs: The Soul of Healing with Familiesp. 65
Spiritual Resources in Family Adaptation to Death and Lossp. 81
Religious Perspectives on Resilience: Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islamp. 103
The Stresses of Poverty and the Comfort of Spiritualityp. 125
Spirituality and Religion: Implications for Psychotherapy with African American Familiesp. 141
Religion and Spiritual Traditions in Immigrant Families: Significance for Latino Health and Mental Healthp. 156
"Honor Your Father and Your Mother": Intergenerational Values and Jewish Traditionp. 174
A Spirituality for Family Livingp. 194
Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice
Morality and Spirituality in Therapyp. 215
Rituals and Spirituality in Family Therapyp. 229
Meditation and Relational Connectedness: Practices for Couples and Familiesp. 247
Healing from Relational Trauma: The Quest for Spiritualityp. 267
Healing from Refugee Trauma: The Significance of Spiritual Beliefs, Faith Community, and Faith-Based Servicesp. 286
Forgiveness and Spirituality: Elements of Healing in Relationshipsp. 301
Opening Therapy to Conversations with a Personal Godp. 323
Stretching to Meet What's Given: Opportunities for a Spiritual Practicep. 340
Heart and Soul: Experiential Exercises for Therapists and Clientsp. 359
The Therapeutic Benefits of a Justice-Seeking Spirituality: Empowerment, Healing, and Hopep. 379
Indexp. 397
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