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Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy

Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy

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July 2005 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy critically examines ethnic minority cultural and traditional healing in relation to counselling and psychotherapy. Authors Roy Moodley and William West highlight the challenges and transformations within the field of multicultural counselling and psychotherapy by integrating current debates and issues of traditional healing with contemporary practice. The book uniquely presents a range of theoretical and empirical accounts of the dilemmas and issues facing students in training, professional counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, researchers, and others who use multicultural counselling or transcultural psychotherapy as part of their professional practice.

Key Features:

o 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

o 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

o 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 counselling or psychotherapy. The book is also a valuable resource for academics, researchers, psychotherapists, counsellors, and other practitioners.

Thomas J. Csordas
Paul Pedersen
Series Editor's Foreword
Roy Moodley,William West
Roy Moodley
Chapter 1. Shamanic Performances: Healing through Magic and the Supernatural
Anne Poonwassie, Ann Charter
Chapter 2. Aboriginal Worldview of Healing: Inclusion, Bending, and Bridging
Toby Nathan
Chapter 3. The Djinns: A Sophisticated Conceptualization of Pathologies and Therapies
William West
Chapter 4. Crossing the Line Between Talking Therapies and Spiritual Healing
Anne Solomon, Njoki Nathani Wane
Chapter 5. Indigenous Healers and Healing in a Modern World
Olaniyi Bojuwoye
Chapter 6. Traditional Healing Practices in Southern Africa: Ancestral Spirits, Ritual Ceremonies, and Holistic Healing
Ronald Marshall
Chapter 7. Caribbean Healers and Healing: Awakening Spiritual and Cultural Healing Powers
Lilian Gonzalez Chevez
Chapter 8. Latin American Healers and Healing: Healing as a Redefinition Process
Joseph K. So
Chapter 9. Traditional and Cultural Healing Among the Chinese
Manoj Kumar, Dinesh Bhugra, Jagmohan Singh
Chapter 10. South Asian (Indian) Traditional Healing: Ayurveda, Shamanic and Sahaja Therapy
Clemmont E. Vontress
Chapter 11: Animism: Foundation of Traditional Healing in Sub-Saharan Africa
Pittu Laungani
Chapter 12: Hindu Spirituality and Healing Practices
Fernando L. Garzon
Chapter 13: Inner Healing Prayer in "Spirit-Filled" Christianity
Qulsoom Inayat
Chapter 14: Islam, Divinity and Spiritual Healing
Laura J. Praglin
Chapter 15: Jewish Healing, Spirituality, and Modern Psychology
Roshni Daya
Chapter 16: Buddhist Moments in Psychotherapy
David Paul Smith
Chapter 17. Sweat Lodge as Psychotherapy: Congruence Between Traditional and Modern Healing
Mekada Graham
Chapter 18. Maat: An African Centered Paradigm for Psychological and Spiritual Healing
Charles P. Chen
Chapter 19. Morita Therapy: A Philosophy of Yin/Yang Coexistence
Estelle Seymour
Chapter 20. Pagan Approaches to Healing
Josna Pankhania
Chapter 21. Yoga and Its Practice in Psychological Healing
Patricia A. Poulin, William West
Chapter 22. Holistic Healing, Paradigm Shift, and the New Age
Robert N. Sollod
Chapter 23. Spiritual and Healing Approaches in Psychotherapeutic Practice
Michael Anderson
Chapter 24: Psychotherapy as Ritual: Connecting the Concrete With the Symbolic
Rod McCormick
Chapter 25: The Healing Path: What Can Counselors Learn From Aboriginal People About How to Heal?
Birdie J. Bezanson, Gary Foster, Susan James
Chapter 26: Herbalistas, Curandeiros and Bruxas: Valuable Lessons From Traditional Systems of Healing
Rebecca Gawile Sima, William West
Chapter 27: Sharing Healing Secrets: Counselors and Traditional Healers in Conversation
About the Editors
About the Contributors

"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
PsycCRITIQUES (Contemporary Psychology), APA, November 15, 2005

"As the world enters a global era of contact and interdependency, it is essential that non-Western approaches to healing be given increased understanding, appreciation, and respect, for within these traditional approaches are profound and effective insights and techniques for healing the human mind. ... Roy Moodley and William West's edited volume, Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy, not only reminds us of this but also provides a substantive platform for changing directions in psychotherapy and counseling education, research, and practice in accord with the new demands and responsibilities of a global era. ... Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy, packed with 27 chapters on varied therapies used throughout the world, has the potential to alter the existing status quo in favor of new, innovative, and liberating training, research, and practice. ... In my opinion, Moodley and West's volume is the best available book-length publication for anyone seeking current knowledge about traditional and non-Western practices. ... 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

"Recent years have also seen a flood of books on "cultural competence" and related issues for clinicians. This one broadens the field and stakes out its own territory as it includes the traditional healing practices of groups around the globe, and even touches on contemporary "alternative" and "integrative" healing methods. This compendium should be a useful resource for investigators, practitioners and students dealing with ethnic minorities as well as isolated populations."

The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease

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.

Ms Victoria Louise Booth
H.E Care, Grimsby Institute of HE & FE
October 30, 2015

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.

Dr Elizabeth Roxburgh
Psychology, Northampton University
October 3, 2011

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