Rand Michael Research Bibliography


Selected Publications

The trajectory of counseling in China: Past, present, and future trends. A juried article by S. L. Lim, B.K.H. Lim, R. Michael, R. Cai, and C. K. Schock. Article appeared in the Winter 2010 issue of the Journal of counseling and development.


Hurting…Healing…Hoping: A Curriculum on Loss and Grief. Written Spring 2009 and presented in Beirut, Lebanon, May 2009.


The Contextually Respectful Counselor. A curriculum used in a marriage and family therapy training program based in East Asia. Publisher: TELOS international, inc.


Embodying the Truth: Reflections on psychology and the Christian faith. A curriculum used in training lay counselors and clergy in international settings. Publisher: TELOS international, inc.


The Healing Power of Listening: Care-giving in Stress, Crisis, Loss, and Trauma. A fifty page manual for presenters and care-givers. Authored by Rand Michael with contributions by Diane Moore. Utilized March 2006 in Bulgaria. Publisher: TELOS international, inc.


Couple mission statements and decision-making. An invited chapter for book on spirituality and couple therapy. Publisher: Haworth Press.


"Sin." An invited major article (5000 words) for the Encyclopedia of Human Emotions, published by Macmillan Press.


"Religion: A force that hurts or a force that heals?" The Counselor, April 1998.


Selected Conference Presentations

"Partnering for Healing and Wholeness: Africa and the Middle East." Juried presentation, Oregon Counseling Association Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, November 2, 2012. Conference theme: "Appreciating the Diverse Experience."


"Embodied Scholarship—A Dangerous Idea." Invited presenter at Faith and Scholarship Forum, Warner Pacific College, April 10, 2012.


"Think Globally, Act Locally: A Metaframework for In-Depth Marital Dialogue." Invited presentation Better Marriages Conference, Albuquerque, NM. July 7-9, 2011. Co-presented with Phyllis Michael, Associate Professor and Social Sciences Dept. Chair, Warner Pacific College.


"Spirituality and MFT: Ethics, Typologies, and Competencies." Juried presentation at the International Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Memphis, Tennessee, October 30-November 1, 2008. Conference Theme: "Ethical and Legal Challenges in Contemporary Family Therapy."


"Beyond the 50-minute Hour: Providing Clinical Services in International Settings." Juried presentation at the Oregon Counseling Association’s Annual Conference, Eugene, Oregon, October 17-18, 2008. Conference Theme: "Counseling: Our Passion and Profession." Co-Presenter: Phyllis Michael, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Warner Pacific College.


"Beyond Styles of Communication: The Deeper Roots of Connecting Meaningfully." Juried presentation at the International Marriage Enrichment Conference, Orlando, Florida, July 12-14, 2007. Co-Presenter: Phyllis Michael, Associate Professor of Human Development, Warner Pacific College, Portland, Oregon.


Invited panel member at LifeWorks NW Annual Conference, Beaverton, Oregon, April 20, 2006. Focus of Panel: "Spirituality and Mental Health—the Contribution of Various Faith Systems."


"De-Parenting: A Conceptual Framework for Developing Children and Teens into Responsible Young Adults." Juried presentation at Annual NW Parenting Conference, Washington State University—Vancouver Campus, March 16, 2006. Co-Presented with Phyllis Michael, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Warner Pacific College, Portland, Oregon.


"Gift-based Marriage: A Strengths-Oriented Approach to Understanding the Marital Relationship." Juried presentation at the International Conference of Christians for Biblical Equality, July 29-31, 2005, Eastern University, St. David’s, Pennsylvania. Co-Presented with Phyllis Michael, Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, Warner Pacific College, Portland, Oregon.


"From Surviving to Thriving: Stress, Crisis, and Faith Development in International Missions". Juried presentation at Mental Health and Missions Conference, Angola, Indiana, November 17-20, 2005. Co-Presented with missionary clinician, Steve Spinella, Clinical Director of the Center for Counseling and Growth, Taichung, Taiwan.


"Marriage Enrichment & the Therapeutic Community." Invited presentation at the International Marriage Enrichment Conference, July 2004; Ft. Worth, TX.


"Family Strengths in International Perspective." Invited presentation, PsychChina, June 2004. Beijing, China.


"Marriage Enrichment in International Settings." A Workshop for clinicians/trainers who serve in international settings. April, 2005.Portland, OR


"CORE Caring: Transcultural Interpersonal Effectiveness." Training for clinicians who serve overseas. February 6, 2005, Portland, OR.


"Counseling in International Contexts," a workshop for clinicians (potentially) serving in overseas settings. October 16, 2004. Portland, OR.


"Couple Therapy, Marriage Enrichment, and Change." Juried presentation at the National Council on Family Relations International Conference, November 2003, Vancouver, BC.


"Enhancement of Organizational Effectiveness in World Missions: The Role, Function, and Influence of Transformational Servant-Leaders." Juried presentation, Mental Health and Missions International Conference, November 2002, Angola, IN.


"Negotiation Strategies in Marriage." Invited presentation, Christians for Biblical Equality National Conference, September 2002.


"Making Sense of It All: A Metaframework for International Counseling and Consulting." Juried presentation, Mental Health and Missions Conference, November 2001, Angola, IN.


"Renegotiating Marital 'Contracts'." Invited presentation at the International Marriage Enrichment Conference, July 2001, Charlotte, NC.


"International Clinical Work: Multiple Opportunities, Roles, and Services." Juried presentation, American Counseling Association International Conference, March 2001, San Antonio, TX.


"The Differentiated Jesus: A Case Study (using Bowen’s family systems theory)."Juried presentation, Christian Association for Psychological Studies Conference, June 1999. Newberg, OR. "Triadic Marital Therapy." Juried presentation, Oregon Counseling Association Annual Conference, Nov. 4, 1995.


"Pre- and Neo- Marital Couple Dynamics: Principles and Processes for Prevention and Intervention." Invited Speaker/Trainer at the training conference for the Family Life Educators of Australia, Sydney, Australia. 1989.


Invited Lecturer, Family Systems and Human Sexuality, Kansas University Medical School, 1980-1984.


Juried presentation, National Conference on Family Strengths, University of Nebraska, 1982.


Juried presentation, National Conference on Family Strengths, University of Nebraska, 1981.



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