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AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy

Socially Just Religious and Spiritual Interventions

Ethical Uses of Therapeutic Power

Editors: Esmiol Wilson, Elisabeth, Nice, Lindsey (Eds.)

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  • Provides detailed case studies of religion and spirituality across a diverse range of clients
  • Illuminates the influence of an often-unacknowledged aspect of mental health
  • Outlines practical strategies for use by mental health practitioners and psychotherapists
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About this book

This insightful work answers essential questions in family therapy by exploring the ethical use of religion and spirituality in the clinical context. Its justice-informed framework explores how to employ the spiritual as a source of resilience and empowerment as well as counter harmful spiritual and religious influences in situations that cause families and couples stress, particularly relating to gender, sexuality, race, culture, and identity. Powerful case studies show therapists and clients collaborating on meaning-making and comfort in the face of longstanding conflict, acute and chronic illness, estrangement, and loss. Coverage also explores the ethical responsibilities of determining whether beliefs are helpful or harmful to client mental health and offers guidelines for therapists navigating personal biases regarding faith.

 

This vital text:

·         Spotlights the influence of an often-overlooked aspect of mental health

·         Provides detailed examples of religion and spirituality across diverse families and issues

·         Outlines practical strategies for integrating helpful aspects of clients’ relationship with the sacred into treatment

·         Offers a framework for countering harmful aspects of clients’ religious beliefs or practices

·         Includes interventions used with couples, parents/children, and other family units

·         Adds a socially just perspective on the spiritual dimension of mind/body concerns

·         Encourages readers’ professional development and self-reflection

 

Addressing critical issues where belief frequently takes center stage, Socially Just Religious and Spiritual Interventions is an invaluable resource for family therapists, psychotherapists, and other professionals pursuing a socially just, clinically relevant approach to spiritual and religious therapeutic integration.

About the authors

Elisabeth Esmiol Wilson Ph.D., LMFT is an Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training at Pacific Lutheran University. She has an MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care and practiced as a spiritual director before becoming a family therapist. Her research focuses on couples’ experiences of gender, power and spirituality, and on clinical training issues including attending to larger contextual issues and integrating client feedback into treatment. She enjoys running an active private practice focusing on sexual and spiritual issues in couple therapy and continues to practice as a spiritual director.

Lindsey A. Nice Ph.D., LMFT, RN is an Assistant Professor and Clinic Director at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA. Before becoming an MFT, she worked as a nurse at a small hospital in OR, and still enjoys learning about the intersection of physical, mental, and relational health. Her research interests include medical family therapy, religion and spirituality in therapy, MFT pedagogy, experiential teaching interventions, and relational equality. In her free time, she enjoys working on the 1930's farm she and her husband are renovating.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • From Assessment to Activism: Utilizing a Justice-Informed Framework to Guide Spiritual and Religious Clinical Interventions

    Pages 1-14

    Esmiol Wilson, Elisabeth

  • Integration of Self and Family: Asian American Christians in the Midst of White Evangelicalism and Being the Model Minority

    Pages 15-25

    ChenFeng, Jessica L.

  • Protecting Family Bonds: Examining Religious Disaffiliation Through a Spiritually Informed Family Systems Lens

    Pages 27-36

    Knight, April (et al.)

  • Colliding Discourses: Families Negotiating Religion, Sexuality, and Identity

    Pages 37-49

    D’Arrigo-Patrick, Justine (et al.)

  • Before You Were Born I Consecrated You (Jeremiah 1:5, NRSV): Spiritual Resilience and Resistance Within Transgender Families and Communities

    Pages 51-62

    Nealy, Elijah C.

Buy this book

eBook $54.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01986-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-01985-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Socially Just Religious and Spiritual Interventions
Book Subtitle
Ethical Uses of Therapeutic Power
Editors
  • Elisabeth Esmiol Wilson
  • Lindsey Nice
Series Title
AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
American Family Therapy Academy
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-01986-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-01986-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-01985-3
Series ISSN
2196-5528
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 145
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
Topics