The Role of Religion in Marriage and Family Counseling (The by Jill D. Onedera

By Jill D. Onedera

Faith can play an essential position within the method humans relate to one another, fairly with interpersonal dynamics inside of a relations. The function of a pair or family’s religion(s) within the counseling room is not any less significant. This e-book offers practitioners with an summary of the foundations of the foremost international religions, with particular specialise in how each one faith can effect relatives dynamics, and the way most sensible to include this information into powerful perform with consumers.

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5. For a designation of efficacious and specific, the EST must have been shown to be statistically significantly superior to pill or psychological placebo or to an alternative bona fide treatment in at least two independent research settings. If there is conflicting evidence, the preponderance of the well-controlled data must support the EST’s efficacy and specificity (Chambless & Hollon, 1998, p. 18). No religious treatments meet these criteria. There are several reasons for this lack of empirically supported Christian couple therapies.

2005). Spirituality and religion: Similarities and differences. In C. S. Cashwell & J. S. ), Integrating spirituality and religion into counseling: A guide to competent practice (pp. 11–30). Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association. Young, W. C. (1995). The world’s religions: Worldviews and contemporary issues. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. indd 16 6/9/07 8:28:07 AM CHAPTER 2 The Effects of a Therapist’s Religion on the Marriage Therapist and Marriage Counseling EVERETT L. WORTHINGTON, JOSHUA N.

With the exception of solutionfocused therapy, these approaches became empirically supported theories of couple therapy (Baucom, Shoham, Mueser, Daiuto, & Stickle, 1998). Religious therapists have followed this trend and have relied on theories that have been proven to work, rather than simply adopting approaches that are consistent with their theology. Most religious couple therapists tend to modify secular therapy into a faith-tailored brand of the secular therapy. This is not to say, however, that religious beliefs do not have any effect on choice of therapy.

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