Spiritual Resources in Family Therapy / Edition 1

Spiritual Resources in Family Therapy / Edition 1

by Froma Walsh
     
 

ISBN-10: 1572309199

ISBN-13: 9781572309197

Pub. Date: 05/22/2003

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

Spirituality has long been regarded as "off-limits" in clinical practice, leaving family therapists and counselors uncertain as to how to approach it. Yet the majority of families regard religion as important in their lives, and research has begun to document the psychological and health benefits of faith and congregational support. Further, many who seek help for…  See more details below

Overview

Spirituality has long been regarded as "off-limits" in clinical practice, leaving family therapists and counselors uncertain as to how to approach it. Yet the majority of families regard religion as important in their lives, and research has begun to document the psychological and health benefits of faith and congregational support. Further, many who seek help for physical, emotional, or interpersonal problems are also in spiritual distress. Filling a crucial void, this volume explores the influences of faith beliefs and practices on suffering, healing, and health. Leading family therapists describe how attending to this vital dimension of human experience can inform and enrich therapy, illuminate spiritual sources of distress, and help clients tap into wellsprings for resilience and growth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781572309197
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
05/22/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 8.92(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Religion and Spirituality: Wellsprings for Healing and Resilience3
Ch. 2Opening Family Therapy to Spirituality28
Ch. 3Spirituality, Suffering, and Beliefs: The Soul of Healing with Families61
Ch. 4The Stresses of Poverty and the Comfort of Spirituality76
Ch. 5Spirituality and Religion: Implications for Psychotherapy with African American Clients and Families90
Ch. 6Religion and Spiritual Folk Traditions in Immigrant Families: Therapeutic Resources with Latinos104
Ch. 7Three Spiritual Perspectives on Resilience: Buddhism, Christianity, and Judaism121
Ch. 8"Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother": Intergenerational Spirituality and Jewish Tradition136
Ch. 9Feet Planted Firmly in Midair: A Spirituality for Family Living157
Ch. 10Morality and Spirituality in Therapy179
Ch. 11Healing from Trauma: The Quest for Spirituality193
Ch. 12Opening Therapy to Conversations with a Personal God209
Ch. 13Releasing the Soul: Psychotherapy as a Spiritual Practice223
Ch. 14Stretching to Meet What's Given: Opportunities for a Spiritual Practice240
Ch. 15Heart and Soul: Spirituality, Religion, and Rituals in Family Therapy Training256
Ch. 16Spirituality Expressed in Community Action and Social Justice: A Therapeutic Means to Liberation and Hope272
Index293

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