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The wide variety of psychotherapies that psychologists and students of psychology face can make for a confusing picture. The level of complexity is multiplied for Christians since they must ask how a particular psychotherapy fits (or doesn’t fit) with a Christian understanding of persons and their suffering. In this expanded and thoroughly update edition, Stanton Jones and Richard Butman continue to offer a careful analysis and penetrating critiques of the myriad of psychotherapies now current in the field of psychology including: Classical PsychoanalysisContemporary Psychodynamic PsychotherapiesBehavior TherapyCognitive TherapyPerson-Centered TherapyExperiential TherapiesFamily Systems Theory and TherapyTwo valuable new chapters have been added: "Community Psychology and Preventative Intervention Strategies" and "Christian Psychotherapy and the Person of the Christian Psychotherapist." Opening and closing chapters discuss foundational concerns on the integration of psychology and theology and present the authors' call for a "responsible eclecticism."Modern Psychotherapiesremains an indispensable resource.

Author Biography

Stanton L. Jones (Ph.D., Arizona State University) is provost and professor of psychology at Wheaton Collage in Wheaton, Illinois. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and served on the Council of Representatives, the central governing body of the APA, representing the Psychology of Religion division from 1999 to 2001. He is the author of several books and has published many articles and chapters. Richard E. Butman (Ph.D., Fuller Graduate School of Psychology) is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of psychology at Wheaton College. He also coauthored the companion to this volume. Modern Psychopathologies (with Mark A. Yarhouse and Barrett W. McRay), and has contributed articles to various reference works.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentp. 11
Introductionp. 15
The Integration of Psychology and Christianityp. 27
A Christian View of Personsp. 60
The Psychodynamic Psychologies
Classical Psychoanalysisp. 94
Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapiesp. 135
The Cognitive and Behavioral Psychologies
Behavior Therapyp. 166
Cognitive Therapyp. 201
The Humanistic and Experiential Psychologies
Person-Centered Therapyp. 361
Experiential Therapiesp. 291
The Systemic Psychologies
Family Systems Theory and Therapyp. 346.
Community Psychology and Preventative Intervention Strategiesp. 398
Toward Christian Psychologies
Responsible Eclecticism and the Challenges of Contemporary Practicep. 434
Christian Psychotherapy and the Person of the Christian Psychotherapistp. 459
Author Indexp. 482
Subject Indexp. 491
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