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Spiritual Resources in Family Therapy / Edition 1

Spiritual Resources in Family Therapy / Edition 1

by Froma Walsh


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572309197
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 05/22/2003
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Froma Walsh, MSW, PhD, is a professor in the School of Social Service Administration and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Chicago. She is also a codirector of the University-affiliated family therapy training institute, the Chicago Center for Family Health. She is the Editor of the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, past president of the American Family Therapy Academy (AFTA), recipient of AFTA's Award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Therapy Theory and Practice, and an AAMFT Approved Supervisor. She is author of Strengthening Family Resilience and editor or coeditor of Normal Family Processes, Living Beyond Loss, and Women in Families.

Table of Contents

I Overview

1 Religion, Spirituality, and the Family: Multifaith Perspectives Froma Walsh 3

2 Integrating Spirituality in Family Therapy: Wellsprings for Health, Healing, and Resilience Froma Walsh 31

II Spiritual Resources In Families: Tapping The Wellsprings

3 Spirituality, Suffering, and Beliefs: The Soul of Healing with Families Lorraine M. Wright 65

4 Spiritual Resources in Family Adaptation to Death and Loss Froma Walsh 81

5 Religious Perspectives on Resilience: Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, and Islam Steven J. Wolin Wayne Mullet Fred Taylor Sybil Wolin Shanthi Ranganathan Dyaa Saymah Hasan Zeyada 103

6 The Stresses of Poverty and the Comfort of Spirituality Harry J. Aponte

7 Spirituality and Religion: Implications for Psychotherapy with African American Families Nancy Boyd-Franklin Tonya Walker Lockwood 141

8 Religion and Spiritual Traditions in Immigrant Families: Significance for Latino Health and Mental Health Celia Jaes Falicov 156

9 "Honor Your Father and Your Mother": Intergenerational Values and Jewish Tradition Mona. DeKoven Fishbane 174

10 A Spirituality for Family Living Herbert Anderson 194

III Spirituality In Therapeutic Practice

11 Morality and Spirituality in Therapy William J. Doherty 215

12 Rituals and Spirituality in Family Therapy Evan Imber-Black 229

13 Meditation and Relational Connectedness: Practices for Couples and Families Jerry Gale 247

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 286

16 Forgiveness and Spirituality: Elements of Healing in Relationships Terry D. Hargrave Janet Froeschle Yvette Castillo 323

17 Opening Therapy to Conversations with a Personal God Melissa Elliott 323

18 Stretching to Meet What's Given: Opportunities for a Spiritual Practice Kaethe Weingarten 340

19 Hear, and Soul: Experiential Exercise, for Therapists and Clients Janine Roberts 359

20 The Therapeutic Benefits of Justice-Seeking Spiritual: Empowerment, Healing, and Hope Alice de V. Perry John S. Rolland 379

Index 397


Therapists and counselors working with families and individuals; teachers and students in a range of mental health fields. May serve as a text in courses in family therapy, social work, clinical and counseling psychology, pastoral counseling, nursing, and psychiatry.

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