Family Therapies: a Comprehensive Christian Appraisal

Family Therapies: a Comprehensive Christian Appraisal

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By (author) Mark A Yarhouse, By (author) James N Sells

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  • Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press,US
  • Format: Hardback | 511 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 234mm x 42mm | 943g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Illinois
  • ISBN 10: 0830828052
  • ISBN 13: 9780830828050
  • Sales rank: 90,423

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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 includes crisis and trauma marital conflict separation, divorce and blended families individual psychopathology substance abuse and addictions gender, culture, economic class and race sexual 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.

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`Yarhouse and Sells have written a practical, concise, invaluable, one- of-a-kind resource that integrates biblical, theological, psychological, theoretical, clinical and practical resources in ways that help the reader look at the family and family therapy through different lenses and better understand the individual in the context of their broader family system.?This book will be read and reread by a broad audience.`--Gary J. Oliver, Th.M., Ph.D., professor of psychology and practical theology, John Brown University