Family Relational Health, a Biblical, Psycho-social Priority

by Anthony L. Gordon Ph. D



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/18/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 564
ISBN : 9781665532051
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 564
ISBN : 9781665532037
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 564
ISBN : 9781665532044

About the Book

Family Relational Health, A Biblical Psycho-social Priority is a new and innovative approach, addressing the ever-growing complex dynamic challenges of modern family life. The book calls for raising the bar from the societal stigmas and taboos that negatively impact family counselling services, and elevate such care to “treatment” as in medical practice, hence the tagline “Treating relationships the healthy way” This is a smelting pot of over five decades of personal and professional experience in marriage, parenting, educational administration, human resource management, school and police chaplaincy, research, writing and broadcasting in the international field across the Caribbean, USA, Canada, Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.

The book is strongly anchored in the Bible, (‘God’s Family Book’), with up-to-date teaching son psychological, sociological and human behavioural practices and principles. Its 12 Chapters are securely anchored on a well-calibrated blend of history and current international affairs in health, education, business and virtually all matters impacting the quality of family life world-wide. It is complemented and paralleled with medical analogies, principles and lessons, advocating for balancing physiological healthcare of the body with psychological healthcare of the mind, focusing specifically on Family Relational Healthcare and differentiating it from the traditional focus on mental health and illness.

Must-reads include the family relational health perspectives on current international issues:
*Will Smith-Chris Rock’s 2022 Academy Award Debacle
*Putin’s 2022 Russian-Ukraine War
*The 2020 Tokyo Olympics Motto “United by Emotions” & Lessons from Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles
*British PM Boris Johnson & Nineveh King’s national crisis leadership compared.
*The new theory on The DNRA of Family Relationship
*The innovative idea of an International Treatment Centre and Resort called a Respital as the ultimate advocacy for the delivery of Family Relational Healthcare.

About the Author

In this 35 plus years of international experience with connection in over 40 countries, Dr. Gordon is known for his engaging, inspiring and captivating family life, educational and human resource management seminars, lectures and counsels, whether they are delivered in churches, schools, corporate board rooms or in his private office. His work as a counselling psychologist and family relational health therapist has earned him positions as Radio and Television Counsellor and Associate Chaplain of the Police Force.

Among his several books, newspaper and magazine articles, one of the most celebrated pieces was that which was published in the South England Communicator, London, April 2018 titled: Family Relational Health, The Missing Dimension in Wholistic Healthcare in commemoration of the British Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan Markle.

Beginning with his teaching career which spanned 26 years, serving as School Chaplain, Principal for three schools, College Departmental Director, Dr. Gordon went on to serve as Conference Director for Families Ministries, Counselling Services, Human Resource Management, Strategic Planner and Protocol Officer. His organizing and launching of Family Relational Health Services International is based on his continuous research in psychology, sociology, religion, politics, education and human behaviour.

He combines his accumulated knowledge, skills and competencies and makes several complementary and analogical parallels with medical practices and on these build his unique Family Relational Health laboratory with its tagline: “Treating relationships the healthy way” Dr. Gordon states that above and beyond his professional achievements, the foundation of his laboratory is the inspirations and directives from the God of Families, and the bedrock of his 46 years of happy marriage to Deloris, coupled with his healthy relationship with the other seven human specimens in the persons of his two sons, two daughters and three grandchildren.