Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy
- Roy Moodley - University of Toronto - OISE, Canada
- William West - University of Manchester, UK
LGBT Counseling | Spirituality in Social Work
"If you are a student, professor, or practitioner of the 'talking cures' – buy this book, read it, use it, and experience the difference it makes in your thoughts and actions." –Anthony J. Marsella, Ph.D., D.H.C., University of Hawaii, Honolulu, for PsycCritiques (Contemporary Psychology), APA, November 15, 2005 issue
Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy critically examines ethnic minority cultural and traditional healing in relation to counseling and psychotherapy. Authors Roy Moodley and William West highlight the challenges and changes in the field of multicultural counseling and psychotherapy by integrating current issues of traditional healing with contemporary practice. The book uniquely presents a range of accounts of the dilemmas and issues facing students, professional counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, researchers, and others who use multicultural counseling or transcultural psychotherapy as part of their professional practice.
- Contributes to the wider debates about ethnic minority health care by focusing on how ethnic minority groups construct illness perceptions and the kinds of treatments they expect to solve health and mental health problems
- Analyzes traditional healing of racial, ethnic, and religious groups living in the United States, Canada, and Britain to consider the diffusion of healing practices across cultural boundaries
- Explores contemporary alternative health care movements such as paganism, New Age Spirituality and healing, transcendental meditation, and new religious movements to increase the knowledge and capacity of clinical expertise of students studying in this field
Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students studying multicultural counseling or psychotherapy. The book is also a valuable resource for academics, researchers, psychotherapists, counselors, and other practitioners.
This book is an extensive collection of traditional healing practices relevant to counselling/psychotherapy. The traditions visited are critically examined and the practicalities of integrating such traditions into professional practice is provided in Part 5. This is an excellent resource for those training to be counsellors/psychotherapists, those who are training counsellors and psychotherapists and those qualified/experienced counsellors/psychotherapists who wish to integrate traditional healing into their practice.
This is a very unique book that gives a good insight into a plethora of traditional healing practices. It will be useful for academics and trainee counsellors.