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Counseling African American marriages and families

Author: Edward P Wimberly
Publisher: Louisville, Ky. : Westminster John Knox Press, ©1997.
Series: Counseling and pastoral theology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Important questions face any pastoral counselor when working with African American couples and families. Edward Wimberly focuses on the religious worldview that African Americans bring to their understanding of marriage and family, so that the counselor can learn the assumptions behind the presenting problems. Wimberly's treatment examines the social context of African American families, the separate issues for men  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward P Wimberly
ISBN: 9780664256562 0664256562
OCLC Number: 35770928
Description: ix, 140 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Beyond African American male hierarchical leadership --
2. Male and female, God created them to be whole --
3. The context of African American families --
4. A transgenerational view --
5. The horizontal context : the life cycle --
6. A model of joining, assessment, and intervention --
7. Sexual dysfunction in marriage --
8. Marital therapy and an extramarital affair --
9. Abuse and pastoral counseling.
Series Title: Counseling and pastoral theology.
Responsibility: Edward P. Wimberly.

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Important questions face any pastoral counselor when working with African American couples and families. Edward Wimberly focuses on the religious worldview that African Americans bring to their understanding of marriage and family, so that the counselor can learn the assumptions behind the presenting problems. Wimberly's treatment examines the social context of African American families, the separate issues for men and women, intergenerational factors, the impact of the life cycle, sexuality, affairs, and abuse. This wide-ranging book is exceptionally practical for all pastoral caregivers.

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