Jim Sells and I recently received the cover image of our forthcoming book, Counseling Couples in Conflict: A Relational Restoration Model. The target audience for the book is lay counselors/pastoral counselors who work with couples who are dealing with more challenging and perhaps long-standing issues. What we have found is that many lay and pastoral counselors would like more of a useful, practical framework when they meet with couples.
In terms of integration, you might think of it as a specialty-focused (marital conflicts), applied or clinical integration resource (meaning it is more practical than theoretical). It is grounded enough in theory to provide a road map of sorts – a framework – for responding constructively to couples in conflict.
The publication date is still a way off, and we are working on revisions right now, but I thought I’d share the cover and share a little about what is coming down the road.