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Modern Psychotherapies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 2nd, 496 pages
Published November 25th 2011 by IVP Academic (first published June 1991)
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Mar 05, 2016 Jorge rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Gregory K.
Jul 14, 2012 Gregory K. rated it liked it
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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
Jeffrey Backlin
Feb 10, 2016 Jeffrey Backlin rated it really liked it
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 ...more
Mar 14, 2008 Emily rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
Nov 18, 2010 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Jan 04, 2012 Bill rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
Jul 24, 2011 Chuck rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good review of psychotherapeutic systems from a Christian perspective. I use it as a text in my teaching.
Dan Bates
Apr 14, 2013 Dan Bates rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book and resource for christian therapists and pastors.
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STAN JONES, PHD, provost and professor of psychology at Wheaton College, is a nationally recognized Christian expert on sexuality. He has written books on psychology and Christianity and on homosexuality and has contributed numerous articles to such professional journals as American Psychologist.

Stan and his wife, Brenna, are active in teaching about parenting and marriage in their church. They wr
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