Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling: A Guide to Brief Therapy

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IVP Academic #ad - Combining this with a brief approach that addresses the realities of managed care and tight budgets, exercises, training, Worthington shows how to be strategic in each counseling situation by including teaching, forgiveness, modeling and motivation. At the heart of the book are dozens of interventions and exercises, hope-focused marriage counseling offers hope to counselors that they can provide help to troubled couples quickly, including drawing on central valuespromoting confession and forgivenessstrengthening communicationaiding conflict resolutionchanging patterns of thinkingdeveloping intimacycementing commitmentBacked by years of experience and substantial research, compassionately and effectively.

Everett L. 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. 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.

Hope-Focused Marriage Counseling: A Guide to Brief Therapy #ad - 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.

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Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage: America's Love Lab Experts Share Their Strategies for Strengthening Your Relationship

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Harmony #ad - Hundreds of thousands have seen their relationships improve thanks to the Gottmans’ work. In ten lessons to transform your marriage, marital psychologists John and Julie Gottman provide vital tools—scientifically based and empirically verified—that you can use to regain affection and romance lost through years of ineffective communication.

In 1994, Dr. Whether you want to make a strong relationship more fulfilling or rescue one that’s headed for disaster, Ten Lessons to Transform Your Marriage is essential reading. Now the gottmans, together with the Love Lab research facility, have put these ideas into practice. Julie schwartz Gottman, to develop intervention methods.

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The only thing they did not yet know was how to turn a failing marriage into a successful one, so Gottman teamed up with his clinical psychologist wife, Dr. What emerged from the gottmans’ collaboration and decades of research is a body of advice that’s based on two surprisingly simple truths: Happily married couples behave like good friends, and they handle their conflicts in gentle, positive ways.

John gottman and his colleagues at the university of washington made a startling announcement: Through scientific observation and mathematical analysis, they could predict—with more than 90 percent accuracy—whether a marriage would succeed or fail.

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The Christian Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Christian Counseling

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Routledge #ad - Each chapter focuses on a single exercise to address an important issue that may be affecting the client. However, christian therapists understand deeply the unique issues involved with their therapy. Helpful features include scripture references relevant to common problems, professional resource lists, homework exercises, client resource lists, vignettes, in-session exercises, case studies, and handouts.

The christian therapist’s notebook bases its success on three foundations: the truth of scripture; the centrality of Christ; and the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The book’s three sections include individuals, couples and families, and children and adolescents. The christian therapist’s notebook is a single source for innovative, user-friendly techniques for connecting the everyday world of the client with Christian principles and Scripture.

The Christian Therapist's Notebook: Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Use in Christian Counseling #ad - Provide professionally sound and principled therapy based on the truth of GodChristians are faced with the same range of problems as everyone else. Chapters provide a guiding scripture quote, rationale for use, a vignette illustrating the exercise’s success, an objective, contraindications, suggestions for a follow-up, clear and specific instructions, extensive resources, and related Scriptures.

The christian therapist’s notebook exercises include: “a new creation, ” which helps identify situations and people that have had an impact on clients, counselors, ” which uses a christogram to personalize the biblical promises and truths of the spiritual transformation “snapshots, ” which reveals repetitive behavior patterns in relationships “Core Connections, ” which helps get to the root of client fears “Parenting after Divorce” “Self-esteem, ” which helps the client explore the organization of relational core connections to other people as well as to God “Temptation Judo, ” which helps to restore a healthy relationship “Panic Breaker, pastors, ” which helps children with self-concept and many, ” which helps take the client through the process of repentance “It Was Wrong, ” which identifies unresolved issues affecting self-image and moves the client to a personal relationship with God “The Book of My Life, while helping them to acknowledge that God has a plan for them “Tearing Down Strongholds, ” which helps abuse victims deal with pain and frustration “Bowing Down, many more!The Christian Therapist’s Notebook is the answer for practicing therapists, ” which explores the connection between temptation and needs while uncovering God’s promise of escape “Broken Mirrors, educators, interns, and students searching for activities for client therapy based upon the truth of God.

This creative, timesaving guide assists therapists in helping clients achieve therapy goals through professionally sound and principled exercises while always maintaining a positive, supportive connection with Christian beliefs.

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Therapeutic Expedition: Equipping the Christian Counselor for the Journey

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B&H Academic #ad - Workbook excercises to foster skills application are included with each chapter. Authors John C. For undergraduates and those pursuing a master’s degree in counseling, social work, psychology, or pastoral counseling, Therapeutic Expedition is the only comprehensive basic helping skills textbook built upon a biblical world-view.

. Thomas and lisa sosin pull from their combined fifty years of clinical and classroom experience to prepare future counselors for their professional journey, fostering specific skills application in the areas of: Creating a helping relationship Assigning homework Exploring the counselee’s concerns Spiritual strategies Facilitating the sessions Using metaphors Assessing the counselee The book’s unique combination of qualities-a practical approach highlighting professional and personal growth based on authoritative, interdisciplinary, and biblical worldview outlooks-makes this an outstanding text within its field.

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The New Christian Counselor

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Harvest House Publishers, Inc. #ad - This comprehensive plan for effective intervention is perfect for lay counselors, students, and professionals looking for ways to integrate their faith and practice. But they also highlight the foundation of hope: God loves, he empowers, and he refuses to abandon his passion for connection with his children.

The New Christian Counselor #ad - Case studies illustrate how to help people take possession of the thinking self, the physical self, the feeling self, the decision-making self, and the relational self. Seasoned counselors and professors Ron Hawkins and Tim Clinton offer a comprehensive guide that empowers Christian counselors by clarifying their task: to help people take possession of their souls.

. Through the power of the spiritunder the authority of the Wordin a supportive community of accountabilitythat they may be like ChristThe authors address head-on today’s enticing new imitations of true peace and tantalizing opportunities for people in pain to anesthetize themselves.

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The Complete Guide to Crisis & Trauma Counseling: What to Do and Say When It Matters Most!

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Bethany House Publishers #ad - Dr. Norman wright brings more than forty years of clinical and classroom experience to this topic. H. Readers will learn how to counsel and coach both believers and nonbelievers who are in crisis, weeks, and months following their trauma, how to walk alongside them through the hours, and how to help them find the path to complete restoration.

Many pastors and lay counselors have had minimal training in clinical methods of grief and trauma counseling. The complete guide to crisis and trauma Counseling is a biblical, practical guide to pastoral counseling written by one of the most respected Christian therapists of our time. He shares real-life dialogues from his decades in private practice to demonstrate healthy, healing counseling sessions.

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Couples in Conflict: A Family Systems Approach To Marriage Counseling

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Fortress Press #ad - By extension, couples will also develop skills that will improve their work life and their life in community. The minister/counselor will be able to help them improve their lives personally, as well as their relationship and family life. The book provides practical and specific approaches to helping these couples and the issues that a minister must deal with in order to be useful to them.

. Couples in conflict describes the nature of the emotional processes leading to difficulties and how a minister/ counselor can be a resource to help couples in conflict.

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Counseling Couples in Conflict: A Relational Restoration Model Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books

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IVP Academic #ad - Counseling Couples in Conflict: A Relational Restoration Model Christian Association for Psychological Studies Books #ad - Counseling couples in conflict is a resource for pastors and counselors who want to be ready for these uniquely difficult cases. Most therapeutic approaches, especially those of a cognitive orientation, are not very effective in dealing with high conflict relationships--couples often heading toward divorce by the time they seek help.

Utilizing a relational conflict and restoration model Mark Yarhouse and James Sells point the way beyond the cycle of pain towards marital healing.

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Quick-Reference Guide to Marriage & Family Counseling, The

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Baker Books #ad - It is an a-z guide for assisting people-helpers--pastors, professional counselors, youth workers, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in formal and informal counseling situations. We all know of families or marriages in crisis. When those suffering in such situations turn to us for help, where do we turn? The Quick-Reference Guide to Marriage and Family Counseling provides the answers.

Issues addressed by clinton and Trent include affairs and adultery, communication in marriage, parenting, sibling rivalry, and many more. Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: 1 typical symptoms and patterns, 6 biblical insights, 3 questions to ask, 7 prayer starters, 5 action steps, 2 definitions and key thoughts, 4 directions for the conversation, and 8 recommended resources.

Quick-Reference Guide to Marriage & Family Counseling, The #ad - Each of the forty topics covered follows a helpful eight-part outline and identifies: 1 typical symptoms and patterns, 6 biblical insights, 3 questions to ask, 5 action steps, 4 directions for the conversation, 2 definitions and key thoughts, 7 prayer starters, and 8 recommended resources. About the seriesthe quick-reference guides are a-z guides that assist people-helpers--pastors, youth workers, professional counselors, and everyday believers--to easily access a full array of information to aid them in formal and informal counseling situations.

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Living into the Life of Jesus: The Formation of Christian Character

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IVP Books #ad - Why does merely understanding and trying hard to follow the example of Jesus often yield little progress--and even less joy and peace? In this foundational work of Christian formation, Klaus Issler derives insights from the life of Jesus in the Gospels to uncover the dynamics of becoming Christlike. You will discover how you can forge much deeper connections with Jesus so that his life begins to permeate your own character.

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The Life of the Body: Physical Well-Being and Spiritual Formation

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IVP Books #ad - This is not just a book to read. It's an invitation to a new way of experiencing God. What does exercise have to do with our souls?how do our sleeping habits relate to being conformed to the likeness of Christ?What do our bodies have to do with spiritual formation?Valerie Hess has taken up these questions with her spiritual formation graduate students.

The Life of the Body: Physical Well-Being and Spiritual Formation #ad - They have discovered that the life of our bodies has quite a bit to do with the life of our souls. Together they have written a book that helps readers explorechoices about what we eatworshiping with our bodiesseasons of life for body and soulcaring for the planetand moreEach chapter has reflection questions and creative exercises to help you engage body and soul with these themes.

And lane arnold has processed them with others as a spiritual director.

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