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Exploring the role of spirituality in couple and family relationships, this successful text and practitioner guide illustrates ways to tap spiritual resources for coping, healing, and resilience. Leading experts in family therapy and pastoral care discuss how faith beliefs and practices can foster personal and relational well-being, how religious conflicts or a spiritual void can contribute to distress, and what therapists can gain from reflecting on their own spiritual journeys. The volume is rich with insights ...
Exploring the role of spirituality in couple and family relationships, this successful text and practitioner guide illustrates ways to tap spiritual resources for coping, healing, and resilience. Leading experts in family therapy and pastoral care discuss how faith beliefs and practices can foster personal and relational well-being, how religious conflicts or a spiritual void can contribute to distress, and what therapists can gain from reflecting on their own spiritual journeys. The volume is rich with insights for working with multi-faith and culturally diverse clients.
"...discusses multi-cultural and intergenerational issues; persistent hardship, trauma; constraining beliefs; and spiritual support."
"The rewards of this volume are multifaceted: inspiration for the clinician's own personal and spiritual pilgrimage; awareness of the many facets, expressions, and nuances of spirituality; and guidance on how spirituality can be acknowledged and mobilized as a resource for marital and family growth and healing. It is a key required text for my course on spirituality and clinical praxis, and has richly contributed to my own practice, my teaching, and the personal and professional development of my students."--Rand Michael, DMin, Graduate Department of Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy Program, George Fox University
"Distinguished practitioner Froma Walsh and her contributing authors affirm the fundamental place of spirituality in individual, couple, and family therapy. Topics include therapeutic applications related to grieving, forgiveness, and meditation, as well as approaches to working with special populations, such as immigrants and refugees. The book assists therapists to recognize, assess, and appreciate their own and their clients’ spirituality so that spirituality can become a constructive aspect of therapy. Theoretically grounded yet practical, this is essential reading for students and established professionals alike."--Martin W. Rovers, PhD, Faculty of Human Sciences, St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada
"This volume documents a remarkable transformation in family therapists’ regard for spirituality. It urges clinicians to follow streams of spiritual experience through family belief systems, rituals, and communities, in order to appreciate the rich therapeutic possibilities that spirituality provides. Capturing the diversity of contemporary families, the contributors provide an array of approaches for helping people cope assertively with losses, injustices, and adversities in their lives."--James L. Griffith, MD, Department of Psychiatry, The George Washington University Medical Center
"Featuring brand-new and updated material, this superb revision of Walsh’s groundbreaking text gives voice to the powerful and often ignored spiritual dimension of human experience. The volume offers a rich, multilayered exploration of spirituality and relational well-being. Highly accessible and beautifully written, it is filled with case examples, author reflections, and information that therapists need to develop greater spiritual self-awareness and professional effectiveness. A 'must read' for social workers and psychotherapists, and for graduate students in mental health, family studies, and pastoral counseling."--Marsha Pravder Mirkin, PhD, Department of Psychology, Lasell College; Women’s Studies Research Center, Brandeis University
"A vital contribution to the growing literature on spirituality and psychotherapy. This excellent volume reminds us that spirituality is, at its heart, all about relationships. The contributors skillfully demonstrate how practitioners from every discipline can weave a sensitivity to the spiritual dimension into their work with families from diverse religious backgrounds who are facing life’s most profound problems. Through moving personal accounts, the volume also invites therapists to examine the place of spirituality in their own lives. I highly recommend this updated second edition."--Kenneth I. Pargament, PhD, Department of Psychology, Bowling Green State University
I. Overview 1. Religion, Spirituality, and the Family: Multifaith Perspectives, Froma Walsh 2. Integrating Spirituality in Family Therapy: Wellsprings for Health, Healing, and Resilience, Froma Walsh II. Spiritual Resources in Families: Tapping the Wellsprings 3. Spirituality, Suffering, and Beliefs: The Soul of Healing with Families, Lorraine M. Wright 4. Spiritual Resources in Family Adaptation to Death and Loss, Froma Walsh 5. Religious Perspectives on Resilience: Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam, Steven J. Wolin, with Wayne Muller, Fred Taylor, Sybil Wolin, Shanthi Ranganathan, Dyaa Saymah, and Hasan Zeyada 6. The Stresses of Poverty and the Comfort of Spirituality, Harry J. Aponte 7. Spirituality and Religion: Implications for Psychotherapy with African American Clients and Families, Nancy Boyd-Franklin and Tonya Walker Lockwood 8. Religion and Spiritual Traditions in Immigrant Families: Significance for Latino Health and Mental Health, Celia Jaes Falicov 9. “Honor Your Father and Your Mother”: Intergenerational Values and Jewish Tradition, Mona DeKoven Fishbane 10. A Spirituality for Family Living, Herbert Anderson III. Spirituality in Therapeutic Practice 11. Morality and Spirituality in Therapy, William J. Doherty 12. Rituals and Spirituality in Family Therapy, Evan Imber-Black 13. Meditation and Relational Connectedness: Practices for Couples and Families, Jerry Gale 14. Healing from Relational Trauma: The Quest for Spirituality, Mary Jo Barrett 15. Healing from Refugee Trauma: The Significance of Spiritual Beliefs, Faith Community, and Faith-Based Services, Hugo Kamya 16. Forgiveness and Spirituality: Elements of Healing in Relationships, Terry D. Hargrave, Janet Froeschle, and Yvette Castillo 17. Opening Therapy to Conversations with a Personal God, Melissa Elliott 18. Stretching to Meet What’s Given: Opportunities for a Spiritual Practice, Kaethe Weingarten 19. Heart and Soul: Experiential Exercises for Therapists and Clients, Janine Roberts 20. The Therapeutic Benefits of a Justice-Seeking Spirituality: Empowerment, Healing, and Hope, Alice de V. Perry and John S. Rolland
Posted August 31, 2013
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