Couple Therapy: A New Hope-Focused Approach

Couple Therapy: A New Hope-Focused Approach

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Overview

Couple Therapy: A New Hope-Focused Approach by Jennifer S. Ripley, Everett L. Worthington Jr.

Following the successful Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling, Jennifer Ripley and Everett Worthington Jr. have written a new book that expands upon their previous theoretical approach while describing in detail new practical interventions for couple counseling and enrichment.

Weaving together classic cases outlined in Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling and over 75 brand new practical interventions, Ripley and Worthington root their practical examples in an even deeper theoretical framework and research in attachment and intimate bonds. Written with the couple counselor in mind, this book occupies a rare niche that is accessible not only to therapists and counselors but also to pastors and married couples alike.

Both licensed clinical psychologists and experienced counselors, the authors base this follow-up work on the pillars of their Hope-Focused Couples Approach. The assessment tools included help facilitate improved marriages in many settings, and the combination of theory and real-life case studies easily integrates into the practices of professional counselors and researchers as well as into the lives of couples.

Instructor Resources for classroom use include activities, video demonstrations of the authors in couples therapy, audio lectures, testbank, chapter summaries and a sample syllabus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830828579
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 09/01/2014
Series: Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books
Pages: 399
Sales rank: 277,043
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Virginia, where she is a professor of psychology and the Director of Clinical Research at the Marriage and Ministry Assessment Training and Empowerment Center at Regent University. She has sat on the board for the Christian Association for Psychological Studies and has served as program chair for the Psychology of Religion division of the American Psychological Association.

Everett L. Worthington Jr. (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is professor of psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and former executive director of the Templeton Foundation's A Campaign for Forgiveness Research.

Worthington has studied forgiveness since the 1980s and has published more than two hundred articles and papers on forgiveness, marriage and family, psychotherapy and virtue in a wide variety of journals and magazines. He was the founding editor of Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal and sits on the editorial boards of several professional journals. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNN and The 700 Club and been featured in award-winning documentary movies on forgiveness such as The Power of Forgiveness and The Big Question. He is the author of seventeen books including Handbook of Forgiveness, Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling and Forgiving and Reconciling.

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