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Generation to generation : family process in church and synagogue

Author: Edwin H Friedman
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, 2011 ©1985.
Series: Guilford family therapy series.
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"This bestselling book 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,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edwin H Friedman
ISBN: 9781609182366 1609182367
OCLC Number: 819275007
Description: x, 319 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Section I. Family theory. The idea of a family --
Understanding family process --
Section II. The families within the congregation. The marital bond --
Child-focused families --
Body and soul in family process --
When the parent becomes the child --
A family approach to life-cycle ceremonies --
Section III. The congregation as a family system. Family process and organizational life --
Leadership and self in a congregational family --
Leaving and entering a congregational family --
Section IV. The personal families of the clergy. The immediate family : conflict and traps --
The extended family : its potential for salvation.
Series Title: Guilford family therapy series.
Responsibility: Edwin H. Friedman.

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"This bestselling book 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 family systems and pastoral care."--Publisher description.

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