The Role of Religion in Marriage and Family Counseling

Edited by Jill Duba Onedera

© 2008 – Routledge

320 pages

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About the Book

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’s 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.

About the Editor

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.

About the Series

Family Therapy and Counseling

The Family Therapy and Counseling Series is devoted to providing practitioners and students with current information on specific topics relevant to marriage and family therapy, counseling, couples therapy, and child and adolescent therapy.

Forthcoming volumes in the series will explore immigrant families, aging, couples therapy, and parenting.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY041000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Couples & Family
REL019000
RELIGION / Counseling