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Required Texts DeMaria, R., Weeks, G. & Hof, L. (1999). Focused Genograms. Philadelphia, PA: Brunner/Mazel. Friedman, E. H. (1985). Generation to Generation: Family Process in Church and Synagogue. New York: Guilford Press. ISBN: 0-87630-881-7 This is the foundation text for this course. You may find this challenging reading if family systems terms are new to you. Friedman's insights into the processes of family and church are worth the price of the book - especially chapters 8 & 9. Guerin, P.J., Jr., Forgarty, T. F., Fay, L.F., Kautto, J. G. (1996). Working with Relationship Triangles. New York: Guilford Press. Guerin, et al. adds some meat and bones to many of Friedman's principles. I found this book very engaging, and very practical! Stanley, S., et al. (1998). The lasting promise. Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 0-7879-3983-8 Dr. Stanley’s work is based on his love of the LORD and his years as a researcher on marital commitment. This is intended for couples – premarital and married. Research suggests that the most efficient way to prevent divorce is through sound, structured premarital counseling. The Christian PREP model equips couples with specific skills that, when practiced, will help couples fight for their marriage. Visher, E.B. & Visher, J. S. (1996). Therapy with Stepfamilies. New York: Brunner/Mazel. ISBN: 0-87630-799 I think that you will find this text very helpful as you work with remarried families with children. Consider it a good guide for some pre-remarital counseling too! Course Packet of Readings. You buy this from the bookstore and it contains selected required readings for this class.

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January 2000


Asbury Theological Seminary


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PM 704 Marriage and Family Counseling