Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling A Guide to Brief Therapy

ISBN-10: 0830827641
ISBN-13: 9780830827640
Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 9/10/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 331
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Everett L. Worthington, Jr. offers a comprehensive manual for assisting couples over common rough spots and through serious problems in a manner that is compassionate, effective and brief. His hope-focused (rather than problem-focused) approach enables couples to see that change is possible and gives them a new outlook on the future. Combining this with a brief approach that addresses the realities of managed care and tight budgets, Worthington shows how to be strategic in each counseling situation by including teaching, training, exercises, forgiveness, modeling and motivation.At the heart of the book are dozens of interventions and exercises, including- drawing on central values- promoting confession and forgiveness- strengthening communication- aiding conflict resolution- changing patterns of thinking- developing intimacy- cementing commitmentBacked by years of experience and substantial research, hope-focused marriage counseling offers hope to counselors that they can provide help to troubled couples quickly, compassionately and effectively.This paperback edition includes a new introduction, summarizing the latest findings and developments in marital counseling and applying hope-focused marriage counseling to today's cultural and clinical realities.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction
Theory
Brief Marital Counseling
Bird's Eye View of Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling
Using the Strategy to Promote Hope
Applying the Strategy to Eight Areas of Marriage
Interventions
Precounseling Interventions
Assessment Interventions
Interventions for Drawing on Central Values
Interventions for Revisioning a Core Vision
Interventions for Promoting Confession & Forgiveness
Interventions for Strengthening Communication
Interventions for Aiding Conflict Resolution
Interventions for Changing Cognition
Interventions for Stimulating More Closeness
Interventions for Cementing Commitment
Interventions for Promoting Couple Commencement from Counseling
Essentials of Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling
Appendix: Hope-Focused Marriage
Counseling with a Young Professional Couple: A Case Study
Notes
Author Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index

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