Modern Psychotherapies: A Conversation about Truth, Morality, Culture & a Few Other Things That Matter

Modern Psychotherapies A Conversation about Truth Morality Culture a Few Other Things That Matter First Christians feared and avoided the modern practice of psychotherapy Then many uncritically embraced it This book represents an emerging third stage in the complicated relationship between faith a

  • Title: Modern Psychotherapies: A Conversation about Truth, Morality, Culture & a Few Other Things That Matter
  • Author: Stanton L. Jones
  • ISBN: 9780830817757
  • Page: 256
  • Format: Hardcover
  • First Christians feared and avoided the modern practice of psychotherapy Then many uncritically embraced it This book represents an emerging third stage in the complicated relationship between faith and psychology That stage is the critical, theologically informed appropriation of psychotherapy Stanton Jones and Richard Butman, respected Christian scholars and experienFirst Christians feared and avoided the modern practice of psychotherapy Then many uncritically embraced it This book represents an emerging third stage in the complicated relationship between faith and psychology That stage is the critical, theologically informed appropriation of psychotherapy Stanton Jones and Richard Butman, respected Christian scholars and experienced clinical psychologists, survey the thirteen most significant psychotherapies now in use They fair mindedly introduce each therapy and evaluate its compatibility with orthodox Christianity Opening and closing chapters discuss foundational concerns on the intergration of psychology and theology, and present the author s justification of responsible eclecticism Among the first of its kind, this comprehensive volume will be of invaluable assistance to teachers, students of psychology, and Christian psychologists and counselors.

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    1. I read the 1991 edition by Jones and Butman loved it in graduate school and still refer back to it today. It is truly a balanced and equitable analysis of modern psychotherapy from a Christian perspective. A noble and successful attempt at integrating psychotherapy with Christian theology. A must read for practicing clinicians who consider themselves followers of Jesus of Nazareth.

    2. This is a great resource for every biblical counselor to have. It seeks to explain, appraise, and critique all of the modern, popular models of secular counseling and psychotherapy from a Christian perspective. This is in fact a work of integrationists, but the discerning reader will find much to be in hearty agreement with and be able to sidestep some of the unfortunate conclusions, particularly on the sufficiency of Scripture, that the authors come to. To my knowledge there isn't a work of thi [...]

    3. This book does an excellent job of exploring the spectrum of psychotherapies out there. If you have a little knowledge of this stuff already or if you are just starting out this will give you a great introduction to several of the most popular psychological therapy techniques, including a brief history of each and thoughtful consideration of the efficacy of each approach. As the title suggests this book is written from a Christian perspective (the authors noting that they are steeped in the Refo [...]

    4. This was a very helpful book. Often times when I'm learning about a new topic I want to learn how to think well about the topic (the talking points, how one reasons in this area, types of evidence, different views, etc.). In this book, the authors develop the assumptions and definitions of what constitutes for mental health, pathology, methods of change, views of the person, and philosophical assumptions behind several major psychological interventions (e.g. behavioral, cognitive, relational, et [...]

    5. A good, simple overview of the different theories of psychology and how they fit (or don't) into a Christian framework. I recommend it to anyone interested in the integration of Christianity and psychology.

    6. This book covers a wealth of information which is invaluable. The problem is that it could not be more mundane; it is drier than the Sahara Desert.

    7. Very good review of psychotherapeutic systems from a Christian perspective. I use it as a text in my teaching.

    8. Good Christian critique of the main psychological theories, but sometimes a confusing presentation of the main points of each theory. Great once you have a handle of the basics.

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