Multifaith Perspectives on Family Therapy Models


Drs. Christie Eppler and Rebecca Cobb co-authored “Multifaith Perspectives on Family Therapy Models” in the Journal of Family Psychotherapy. This qualitative research analyzed how thirty-seven participants from six faith orientations, including 20 denominations or sects, perceived the alignment between their faith traditions and family systems theory, structural family therapy, Bowen’s multigenerational theory, and narrative family therapy. Patterns across responses indicate that family systems theory concepts are compatible across diverse faith traditions. Structural family therapy’s emphasis on restructuring boundaries and hierarchy is compatible across faith traditions as long as cultural and religious norms are carefully considered. Bowen’s concepts of detriangulation and differentiation [...]

Multifaith Perspectives on Family Therapy Models2020-03-04T09:56:29-08:00