Modern Psychotherapies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal / Edition 2

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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 Therapy

Two 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 Psychotherapies remains an indispensable resource.

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Editorial Reviews

Keri L. Barnett
"Jones and Butman have offered a significant contribution to the Christian integration movement."
Everett L. Worthington Jr.
"The thinking is keen, the writing is clear, and the communication is superb. This is a work that truly integrates psychology and theology."
Calvin Theological Journal
"For any Christian student considering a career as a counselor, this book should be high on the list of required reading. For any teacher of a course related to counseling or therapy, this text should be a strong candidate."
Journal of Psychology and Christianity
"[Modern Psychotherapies] has an important place in courses on integration and psychotherapy."
Incorporated Perspectives
"Jones and Butman demonstrate a respect for contemporary nonreligious scholarship on personality and therapy. . . . The book's bibliography and careful integration of [both Christian and non-Christian theorists] make it a valuable introduction for students of psychology-theology integration."
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Meet the Author

Stanton L. Jones is provost and professor of psychology at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. During his tenure as chair of the psychology department (1984-1996), he led the development of Wheaton's Doctor of Psychology program in clinical psychology.

He received his B.S. in psychology from Texas A & M University in 1976, and his M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1981) degrees in clinical psychology from Arizona State University. 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. In 1994 he was named a Research Fellow of the Evangelical Scholars Program of the Pew Foundation. He was a Visiting Scholar at the Divinity School of the University of Cambridge and a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, University of Cambridge, for the 1995-1996 academic year.

Jones authored the lead article, "Religion and Psychology," for the Encyclopedia of Psychology, jointly published in 2000 by the American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press. His article in the March 1994 American Psychologist, titled "A Constructive Relationship for Religion with the Science and Profession of Psychology: Perhaps the Best Model Yet," was a call for greater respect for and cooperation with religion by secular psychologists. Jones has also written, with his wife, Brenna, a five-book series on sex education in the Christian family called God's Design for Sex. He is also the coauthor of Modern Psychotherapies (with Richard E. Butman) and Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church's Moral Debate (with Mark A. Yarhouse) and editor of Psychology and Christianity: Four Views. He has published many other professional and popular 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 maintains a part-time private practice in Wheaton, Illinois.

He has contributed articles to various reference works, including The Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology (Baker), Dictionary of Pastoral Care and Counseling (Abingdon) and Christian Counseling Ethics (IVP). He has also published articles in many professional journals, including Journal of Psychology and Christianity, Christian Counseling Today Journal of Behavioral Counseling.

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Table of Contents

1. The Integration of Psychology and Christianity
Stanton L. Jones and Richard E. Butman
2. A Christian View of Persons
Stanton L. Jones, Laura Miguélez and Richard E. Butman
The Psychodynamic Psychologies
3. Classical Psychoanalysis
Stanton L. Jones, Robert Watson and Richard E. Butman
4. Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapies
Michael W. Mangis, Stanton L. Jones and Richard E. Butman
The Cognitive and Behavioral Psychologies
5. Behavior Therapy
Stanton L. Jones, Kelly Flanagan and Richard E. Butman
6. Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
Mark R. McMinn, Stanton L. Jones, Michael J. Vogel and Richard E. Butman
The Humanistic and Experiential Psychologies
7. Person-Centered Therapy
Terri Watson, Stanton L. Jones and Richard E. Butman
8. Experiential Therapies
Terri Watson, Tracey Lee, Stanton L. Jones and Richard E. Butman
The Systemic Psychologies
9. Family Systems Theory and Therapy
David Van Dyke, Stanton L. Jones and Richard E. Butman
10. Community Psychology and Preventative Intervention Strategies
Sally Schwer Canning
Toward Christian Psychologies
11. Responsible Eclecticism and the Challenges of Contemporary Practice
Richard E. Butman and Stanton L. Jones
12. Christian Psychotherapy and the Person of the Christian Psychotherapist
Richard E. Butman and Stanton L. Jones
Author Index
Subject Index
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