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AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy

Engaging with Spirituality in Family Therapy

Meeting in Sacred Space

Editors: Trimble, David (Ed.)

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  • Presents the narratives of a racially, culturally, and religiously diverse group of authors
  • Focuses on the intersection of therapeutic practice and spirituality in various cultural contexts
  • Explores the challenges of metaphysical psychotherapeutic practice
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About this book

This inspiring volume presents a unique and ethical professional framework for engaging in spiritual discussion in the context of family therapy. Addressing existential contradictions of life that can disrupt family functioning as well as religious restrictions that can create relational barriers, it models an open frame of mind for sensitive and respectful metaphysical work with diverse families. Chapter authors build on their own narratives of spiritual journey as they inform conversation with clients whose faith perspectives include Christianity, Judaism, Islam, African and Native American spiritual practice, Taoism, and Sikhism. These powerful dialogues illuminate the deeper tasks of therapy and offer significant opportunities for all family members to be involved in creating meaning and healing together.

This one-of-a-kind book:

  • Presents the narratives of a racially, culturally, and religiously diverse group of authors
  • Explores the challenges of metaphysical psychotherapeutic practice
  • Focuses on the intersection of therapeutic practice and spirituality in various cultural contexts
  • Guides therapists in looking into their own spiritual lives and experience
  • Models methods for therapists using spirituality in sessions with families

Challenging professionals to step beyond the perceived boundaries of the therapist/client relationship, Engaging with Spirituality in Family Therapy: Meeting in Sacred Space is rich and eloquent reading for practitioners and researchers in family therapy. 


About the authors

David Trimble, Ph.D., is a psychologist in the Boston area.  He teaches family therapy at the Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology, and has a practice in Brookline.  

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • From the Margins to the Center: Generative Possibilities in Multicultural Dialogue on Spirituality

    Pages 1-13

    Trimble, David

  • Family Therapy With Palestinian Arabs: Building on Inherent Habits of Spirituality for Psychological Well-Being

    Pages 15-31

    Abu-Baker, Khawla

  • An Unknown, Unnamable Journey: Family Therapists in Complex Conversations as Muslim and Sikh Immigrants

    Pages 33-48

    Arora, Kiran (et al.)

  • The Gift That Keeps on Giving: Culturally Relevant Integration of Spirituality in Family Therapy With African American Families

    Pages 49-65

    Hines, Paulette

  • Harnessing Spirituality Within Traditional Healing Systems: A Personal Journey

    Pages 67-81

    Kamya, Hugo

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77410-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-77409-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Engaging with Spirituality in Family Therapy
Book Subtitle
Meeting in Sacred Space
Editors
  • David Trimble
Series Title
AFTA SpringerBriefs in Family Therapy
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
American Family Therapy Academy
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77410-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77410-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-77409-1
Series ISSN
2196-5528
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 145
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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