The Practice of Integration With Postmodern Therapies: Exploring the Use of Ingram's (1995) Model With Emotionally Focused Therapy

Volume
Volume 40
Issue
Fall 2012
Title
The Practice of Integration With Postmodern Therapies: Exploring the Use of Ingram's (1995) Model With Emotionally Focused Therapy
Abstract

Christians who counsel utilize many models to integrate psychology and theology (Enwistle, 2004; Johnson & Jones, 2010). Indeed, the literature on integration reveals four key areas of focus: the development of frameworks for theoretical integration (e.g., Farnsworth 1982; Ingram, 1995), identifying and discussing relevant theological themes that apply to the work of therapy (e.g.,Anderson&Guernsey, 1985; Beck & Demarest, 2005), presenting and evaluating secular counseling theory (Tan, 2011; Yarhouse & Sells, 2009), and the practice of integration in the therapy room (e.g., Eck, 2002; McMinn & Campbell, 2007). One dimension of the practice of integration that remains unexplored is how specific models of Christian integration may be applied with reference to specific therapeutic approaches.]is article seeks to address this gap by engaging Ingram’s (1995) model of theological integration to examine Emotionally-Focused Couple’s therapy (EFCT).

Author
Dr. K.F. Mutter
Pages
179 - 187
Price
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