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1st Edition

The Role of Religion in Marriage and Family Counseling

Edited By

Jill Duba Onedera





ISBN 9781138871618
Published February 27, 2015 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

Religion can play a vital role in the way people relate to each other, particularly with interpersonal dynamics within a family. The role of a couple or family’s religion(s) in the counseling room is no less important. This book provides practitioners with an overview of the principles of the major world religions, with specific focus on how each religion can influence family dynamics, and how best to incorporate this knowledge into effective practice with clients.

Table of Contents

The Opening Dialogue: Identifying the Holy Elephant in the Counseling Room. Onedera, Greenwalt, Introduction to Religion and Marriage and Family Counseling: Religiosity versus Spirituality. Worthington, Hook, Wade, Miller, Sharp, The Effects of a Therapist‚Äôs Religion on the Marriage Therapist and Marriage Counseling. Religious Context within Marriage and Family Counseling. Onedera, The Practice of Marriage and Family Counseling and Catholicism. Zink, The Practice of Marriage and Family Counseling and Conservative Christianity. Cook, The Practice of Marriage and Family Counseling and Liberal Christianity. Altareb, The Practice of Marriage and Family Counseling and Islam. Shaneman, The Practice of Marriage and Family Counseling and Buddhism. Madathil, Sandhu, The Practice of Marriage and Family Counseling and Hinduism. Dorff, The Practice of Marriage and Family Counseling and Judaism. Bruyere, The Practice of Marriage and Family Counseling and Native Religions. Koepsell, Mercurio-Riley, The Practice of Marriage and Family Counseling and Humanism. Religion and Relationships. Centore, Clinton, Benefits of Religion on Recovery From Relationship Problems. Holeman, The Role of Forgiveness in Religious Life and Within Marriage and Family Relationships. Lara, Onedera, Inter-religion Marriages. Religion and the Counselor. Deaner, Pechersky, McFadden, Ethnicity: Religious Practice and Marriage and Family Counseling Implications. Onedera, Minatrea, Kindsvatter, Collaboration Between Licensed Mental Health Professionals and Religious Leaders. Onedera, Incorporating Religion Within Marriage and Family Counseling Programs. 

 

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Biography

Jill D. Onedera, Ph.D., MFT, is a counselor educator at Western Kentucky University, in the Department of Counseling and Student Affairs, in the Marriage and Family track, and Marriage and Family Therapy Associate, Life Skills Inc.

 

Reviews

"This book would be most useful for a course in counseling in order to introduce students to the influence of religion on marriage and family, and in order to help students become sensitive to the influence of their own religious values on their interpretation and treatment of problems presented by their clients." -Diani Villegas, PhD, Acton, MA