Family Therapies : A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal


Part 1: Foundational Considerations
1. A Christian Understanding For Family Therapy
2. Historical Foundations Of Family Therapy

Part 2: Models Of Family Therapy
3. Bowenian Family Therapy
4. Strategic Family Therapy
5. Structural Family Therapy
6. Psychodynamic Family Therapy
7. Contextual Family Therapy
8. Experiential Family Therapy
9.. Solution-Focused Family Therapy
10. Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy
11. Narrative Family Therapy
12. Toward An Integrative Christian Family Therapy

Part 3: Integration Of Family Theory With Critical Issues In Psychotherapy
13. Crisis And Trauma
14. Attending To Marital Conflict
15. Separation, Divorce And Remarriage
16. Individual Psychopathology
17. Substance Abuse
18. Gender, Culture, Economic Class And Race
19. Sexual Identity

Part 4: Casting A Vision
20. Casting A Vision For Christian Family Therapy
Author Index
Subject Index

Additional Info
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 includes crisis and traumamarital conflictseparation, divorce and blended familiesindividual psychopathologysubstance abuse and addictionsgender, culture, economic class and racesexual identity Calling 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 Therapies will also serve as an indispensable resource for those in the mental health professions, including counselors, psychologists, family therapists, social workers and pastors.


SKU (ISBN): 9780830828548
Mark Yarhouse | James Sells
Binding: Cloth Text
Published: 2017
Christian Association For Psychological Studies
Publisher: InterVarsity Press


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