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Handbook of Psychotherapy and Religious Diversity / Edition 1

Handbook of Psychotherapy and Religious Diversity / Edition 1

by P. Scott Richards, Allen E. Bergin


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Many religious people distrust the idea of psychotherapy because they fear mental health professionals will misunderstand and pathologize their beliefs. This book provides concrete guidance on how therapists can establish rapport and work effectively with clients from a variety of religious backgrounds. Each chapter is devoted to a different religious denomination and is written by a mental health professional who is an expert in that tradition. The contributors provide information on the central beliefs and practices of the faith, describe how spiritual concerns may emerge in therapy, and offer guidelines for promoting trust and positive outcomes. This edition has been significantly updated with information about religious demographics, organization, doctrine, culture, immigration, and globalization. Rich in case examples, this book fills an important gap in the training of graduate students and experienced practitioners alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781557986245
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Publication date: 01/28/1999
Edition description: 1 ED
Pages: 518
Product dimensions: 7.36(w) x 10.32(h) x 1.57(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors xi

Preface xv

Acknowledgments xvii

I Introduction and Overview 1

Chapter 1 Toward Religious and Spiritual Competency for Mental Health Professionals P. Scott Richards Allen E. Bergin 3

Chapter 2 Religious Diversity in North America Roger R. Keller 21

II Christianity 51

Chapter 3 Psychotherapy With Roman Catholics Edward P. Shafranske 53

Chapter 4 Psychotherapy With Members of Eastern Orthodox Churches George Morelli 77

Chapter 5 Psychotherapy With Mainline Protestants: Lutheran, Presbyterian, Episcopal/Anglican, and Methodist Everett L. Worthington Jr. James T. D. Berry Joshua N. Hook Don E. Davis Jennifer S. Ripley Chelsea L. Greer 103

Chapter 6 Psychotherapy for Evangelical and Fundamentalist Protestants Nancy Stiehler Thurston Winston Seegobin 129

Chapter 7 Psychotherapy With Pentecostal Protestants Richard D. Dobbins 155

Chapter 8 Psychotherapy With Latter-day Saints Wendy Ulrich P. Scott Richards Kristin L. Hansen Allen E. Bergin 179

Chapter 9 Psychotherapy With Seventh-Day Adventists Carole A. Rayburn 207

III Judaism 231

Chapter 10 Psychotherapy With Orthodox Jews Aaron Rabinowitz 233

Chapter 11 Psychotherapy With Conservative and Reform Jews Lisa Miller Yakov A. Barton Marina Mazur Robert J. Lovinger 257

IV Islam 285

Chapter 12 Psychotherapy With Muslims Zari Hedayat-Diba 287

V Eastern Traditions 319

Chapter 13 Psychotherapy With Hindus Ami R. Sharma Pratyusha Tummala-Narra 321

Chapter 14 Psychotherapy With Buddhists Mark Finn Jeffrey B. Rubin 347

VI Ethnic-Centered Spirituality 371

Chapter 15 Psychotherapy With Members of African American Churches and Spiritual Traditions Donelda A. Cook Christine Y. Wiley 373

Chapter 16 Psychotherapy With Members of Latino/Latina Churches and Spiritual Traditions Fayth M. Parks Maria Cecilia Zea Michael A. Mason 399

Chapter 17 Psychotherapy With Members of Asian American Churches and Spiritual Traditions Siang-Yang Tan Natalie J. Dong 423

Chapter 18 North American Indian and Alaska Native Spirituality and Psychotherapy Jeff King Joseph E. Trimble Gayle Skawen:nio Morse Lisa Rey Thomas 451

VII Afterword 473

Chapter 19 Religious Diversity and Psychotherapy: Conclusions, Recommendations, and Future Directions P. Scott Richards Allen E. Bergin 475

Index 489

About the Editors 527

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This handbook is a must for anyone in the mental health profession. It's a great reference to have to gain a better understanding of the the religious beliefs of clients. For those who have Bergin and Richards' earlier work 'A Spiritual Strategy for Counseling and Psychotherapy,' the handbook is a welcome addition.