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Growth Counseling for Mid-Years Couples by Howard J. Clinebell, Jr.


Howard J. Clinebell, Jr. Is Professor of Pastoral Counseling at the School of Theology at Claremont, California (1977). He is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Counselors, and the American Association of Pastoral Counselors. He is a licensed marriage, child and family counselor in the State of California. His personal website is http://members.aol.com/clinebellh/index.htm, and his email address is clinebellH@aol.com. Published in 1977 by Fortress Press, Philadelphia, this book was prepared for Religion Online by Ted and Winnie Brock.


Annotated Bibliography


Annotated Bibliography

Benson, Herbert. The Relaxation Response. New York: William Morrow, 1975. A simple approach to meditation; relates various forms of meditation to physical illness and health.

Clinebell, Charlotte H. Counseling for Liberation. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1976. Methods of relating counseling and consciousness raising.

—. Meet Me in the Middle: On Becoming Human Together. New York: Harper and Row, 1973. A guide to changing roles and liberation in marriage, sex, and child rearing.

Clinebell, Howard J., Jr. Growth Counseling. Nashville: Abingdon, 1973, 1974. Fifteen cassette training courses with User’s Guide. Part I—Enriching Marriage and Family Life includes courses on leading enrichment groups, enhancing sex, and parent-child relationships. Part II—Coping Constructively With Crises includes courses on the crises of the mid-years, grief, divorce, and adolescence.

—. Growth Counseling for Marriage Enrichment, PreMarriage and the Early Years. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1975. The basic principles and methods of growth counseling and marriage enrichment, with particular attention to preparation for marriage and early marriage enrichment.

—. The People Dynamic: Changing Self and Society

Through Growth Groups. New York: Harper and Row, 1972. Principles and methods of leading growth groups— marriage, youth, and parent-child groups.

Clinebell, Howard J., Jr., and Clinebell, Charlotte H. Crisis and Growth: Helping Your Troubled Child. Philadelphia:

Fortress, 1971. A guide for helping children cope with crises.

—. The Intimate Marriage. New York: Harper and Row, 1970. A guide for use by couples and in marriage enrichment groups. Should be used in conjunction with Meet Me in The Middle.

Comfort, Alex, ed. More Joy: A Companion to the Joy of Sex. New York: Crown, 1914. A resource for developing playful sex.

Gardner, John W. Self-Renewal, The Individual and the Innovative Society. New York: Harper and Row, 1964. A challenge to renew integrity, purpose, and commitment in the complexities of modern life.

Gurman, Alan S. and Rice, David G., eds. Couples in Conflict. New York: Jason Aronson, 1975. New directions and methods in marital therapy.

Hall, Bryan P. Value Clarification as Learning Process: A Guidebook. New York: Paulist, 1973. Principles, exercises, and classroom and conference strategies for redefining values.

Howe, Reuel L. The Creative Years. Greenwich, Conn.: Seabury, 1959. Creativity in middle-years marriage, work, sex, faith, and parenthood.

Hunt, Bernice, and Hunt, Morton. prime Time: A Guide to the Pleasures and Opportunities of the New Middle Age. New York: Stein and Day, 1975. A personal, practical discussion of the new possibilities of the mid-years.

Irwin, Paul B. The Care and Counseling of Youth in the Church. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1975. A guide to a creative ministry to youth,

Johnson, Paul E. The Middle Years. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1971. A resource for loaning to mid-years counselees.

Kaplan, Helen Singer. The Illustrated Manual of Sex Therapy. New York: Quadrangle, 1975. A guide to sex therapy including the use of sensate focus techniques.

Lee, Robert, and Casebier, Marjorie. The Spouse Gap: Weathering the Marriage Crisis During Middlescence. Nashville: Abingdon, 1971. An analysis of the mid-years marriage crisis.

LeShan, Eda J. The Wonderful Crisis of Middle Age. New York: David McKay, 1973. Personal reflections and suggestions for self-actualization in the mid-years.

Lewis, H. R., and Streitfeld, H. S. Growth Games. New York: Harcourt, Jovanovich, 1970. Communication exercises for expanding consciousness, enlivening one’s body, and building relationships.

McCary, James L. Freedom and Growth in Marriage. Santa Barbara: Wiley-Hamilton, 1975. An illustrated, topical resource book on growth-centered marriage.

Neugarten, Bernice L., ed. Middle Age and Aging. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1968. A reader in social psychology.

Neugarten, Bernice L., and Berkowitz, Howard. Personality in Middle and Late Life. New York: Atherton, 1964. Research findings on these life stages.

Oates, Wayne E. Pastoral Counseling in Grief and Separation. Philadelphia: Fortress, 1975. Discusses principles and methods which can be helpful to those facing the losses of the mid-years.

O’Neill, Nena, and O’Neill, George. Shifting Gears: Finding Security in a Changing World. New York: Avon, 1974. Guidelines for purposeful change and creative maturity.

Otto, Herbert A., ed. Marriage and Family Enrichment: New Perspectives and Programs. Nashville: Abingdon, 1976. Descriptions of marriage and family enrichment program and resources by twenty-one individuals or teams with experience in the field.

Pennington, Chester, and Pennington, Marjorie. After the Children Leave Home. Nashville: Graded, 1972. Coping constructively with the empty nest.

Peterson, James A. Married Love in the Middle Years. New York: Association, 1968. How to respond to the mid-years marital crisis.

Satir, Virginia. Peoplemaking. Palo Alto: Science and Behavior Books, 1972. A growth-oriented approach to parenting.

Simon, Anne W. The New Years: A New Middle Age. New York: Alfred P. Knopf, 1968. A challenge to pioneer in this new life stage.

Simons, Sidney B.; Howe, Leland W.; and Kirschenbaum, Howard. Values Clarification: A Handbook of Practical Strategies for Teachers and Students. New York: Hart Publishing Co., 1972. Seventy-nine practical techniques for clarifying and reformulating one’s values.

Stone, Howard. Crisis Counseling. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1975. Principles of helping people handle crises constructively.

Tengbom, Mildred. The Bonus Years. Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1975. A religiously oriented approach to mid-years marriage, children, aging parents, and values.

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