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Modern Psychotherapies A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal

The wide variety of psychotherapies that psychologists and students of psychology face can make for a confusing picture. The level of complexity is multiplied for Christians since they must ask how a particular psychotherapy fits (or doesn’t fit) with a Christian understanding of persons and their suffering. In this expanded and thoroughly update edition, Stanton Jones and Richard Butman continue to offer a careful analysis and penetrating critiques of the myriad of psychotherapies now current in the field of psychology including: Classical Psychoanalysis, Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapies, Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, Person-Centered Therapy, Experiential Therapies, Family Systems Theory and Therapy. Two valuable new chapters have been added: “Community Psychology and Preventative Intervention Strategies” and “Christian Psychotherapy and the Person of the Christian Psychotherapist.” Opening and closing chapters discuss foundational concerns on the integration of psychology and theology and present the authors’ call for a “responsible eclecticism.” Modern Psychotherapies remains an indispensable resource.

Table of Contents

    • Acknowledgments
    • Introduction
    • 1. The Integration of Psychology and Christianity
      Stanton L. Jones and Richard E. Butman
    • 2. A Christian View of Persons
      Stanton L. Jones, Laura Miguélez and Richard E. Butman
  • The Psychodynamic Psychologies
    • 3. Classical Psychoanalysis
      Stanton L. Jones, Robert Watson and Richard E. Butman
    • 4. Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapies
      Michael W. Mangis, Stanton L. Jones and Richard E. Butman
  • The Cognitive and Behavioral Psychologies
    • 5. Behavior Therapy
      Stanton L. Jones, Kelly Flanagan and Richard E. Butman
    • 6. Cognitive-Behavior Therapy
      Mark R. McMinn, Stanton L. Jones, Michael J. Vogel and Richard E. Butman
  • The Humanistic and Experiential Psychologies
    • 7. Person-Centered Therapy
      Terri Watson, Stanton L. Jones and Richard E. Butman
    • 8. Experiential Therapies
      Terri Watson, Tracey Lee, Stanton L. Jones and Richard E. Butman
  • The Systemic Psychologies
    • 9. Family Systems Theory and Therapy
      David Van Dyke, Stanton L. Jones and Richard E. Butman
    • 10. Community Psychology and Preventative Intervention Strategies
      Sally Schwer Canning
  • Toward Christian Psychologies
    • 11. Responsible Eclecticism and the Challenges of Contemporary Practice
      Richard E. Butman and Stanton L. Jones
    • 12. Christian Psychotherapy and the Person of the Christian Psychotherapist
      Richard E. Butman and Stanton L. Jones
    • Author Index
    • Subject Index