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Generation to Generation : Family Process in Church and Synagogue - Edwin H. Friedman

Generation to Generation

Family Process in Church and Synagogue

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Published: 19th July 1985
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This acclaimed, influential work applies the concepts of systemic family therapy to the emotional life of congregations. Edwin H. Friedman shows how the same understanding of family process that can aid clergy in their pastoral role also has important ramifications for negotiating congregational dynamics and functioning as an effective leader. Clergy from diverse denominations, as well as family therapists and counselors, have found that this book directly addresses the dilemmas and crises they encounter daily. It is widely used as a text in courses on pastoral care, leadership, and family systems.

"Friedman understood congregational life as no one else did at the time and possibly as no one else has done since....When this book was originally written, clergy flocked to read it, as well as to attend Friedman's lectures and participate in the training program he established. Just as the book's title suggests, Friedman's ideas continue to be passed down to today's generation of leaders."--from the Foreword to the Paperback Edition by Gary Emanuel, PhD, and Mickie Crimone, MS, APRN

"Well written and lively...required reading for pastoral counselors of every persuasion....Any therapist will find here new techniques for bringing about changes and will enlarge his or her conceptual framework of the human dilemma." --Jay Haley

IntroductionI. Family Theory1. The Idea of a Family2. Understanding Family ProcessII. The Families within the Congregation3. The Marital Bond4. Child-Focused Families5. Body and Soul in Family Process6. When the Parent Becomes the Child7. A Family Approach to Life-Cycle CeremoniesIII. The Congregation as a Family System8. Family Process and Organizational Life9. Leadership and Self in a Congregational Family10. Leaving and Entering a Congregational FamilyIV. The Personal Families of the Clergy11. The Immediate Family: Conflict and Traps12. The Extended Family: Its Potential for Salvation

ISBN: 9780898620597
ISBN-10: 0898620597
Series: The Guilford Family Therapy Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 319
Published: 19th July 1985
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.62