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Asian Healing Traditions in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Asian Healing Traditions in Counseling and Psychotherapy

Edited by:
  • Roy Moodley - University of Toronto - OISE, Canada
  • Ted Lo - University of Toronto, Canada
  • Na Zhu - Psychotherapist, Canada

November 2017 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Asian Healing Traditions in Counseling and Psychotherapy explores the various healing approaches and practices in the East and bridges them with those in the West to show counselors how to provide culturally sensitive services to distinct populations. Editors Roy Moodley, Ted Lo, and Na Zhu bring together leading scholars across Asia to demystify and critically analyze traditional Far East Asian healing practices—such as Chinese Taoist Healing practices, Morita Therapy, Naikan Therapy, Mindfulness and Existential Therapy, Buddhism and Mindfulness Meditation, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy—in relation to health and mental health in the West. The book will not only show counselors how to apply Eastern and Western approaches to their practices but will also shape the direction of counseling and psychotherapy research for many years to come.
Joseph Trimble
Kwang-Kuo Hwang
Chapter 1: Confucianism and Healing
Catherine Tien-Lun Sun
Chapter 2: Taoism and Healing
Tony Toneatto
Chapter 3: Buddhism and Healing
Amy L. Ai
Chapter 4: Qigong and Healing (Based on Taoist Philosophy)
Tadashi Ogawa and Mami Ishii
Chapter 5: Ki (?) and Healing
Ben C. H. Kuo and Beatriz Rodriguez-Rubio
Chapter 6: Infusing Asian Healing Traditions into Counseling Psychology
Boon-Ooi Lee
Chapter 7: Integrating Asian Healing Traditions Into Psychotherapy
Tenzin Lhundup and James H. Lake
Chapter 8: Integrating Asian Healing Traditions into Biomedicine
Marco Mascarin
Chapter 9: Integrating Mindfulness, Meditation, Buddhism and Therapeutic Practices
Yu-ping Cao, Jie Zeng, and Ya-lin Zhang
Chapter 10: Chinese Taoist Cognitive Psychotherapy
Kenneth Fung and Zhuo-Hong Zhu
Chapter 11: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Asian Thought
Chikako Ozawa-de Silva and Yoshihiko Miki
Chapter 12: Japanese Contemplative Practice of Naikan
Charles P. Chen
Chapter 13: Morita Therapy
Martha P. Novoa and Emily Kedar
Chapter 14: Reiki Therapy
Paul Posadzki and Samantha Jacques
Chapter 15: Tai Chi and Meditation
Carolyn Zerbe Enns and Makiko Kasai
Chapter 16: Hakoniwa: Japanese Sandplay Therapy
Mami Ishii and Ted Lo
Chapter 17: Oishii: Japanese Delicious Moment Therapy
Conclusion: Integrating Asian Healing Traditions into Counseling and Psychotherapy
About the Editors
About the Contributors

“This book honors the rich history and impact of traditional Asian healing practices by providing a comprehensive exposition of the history, philosophy, traditional practices, contemporary formulations, and its integration with Western practices. Health care practitioners of many disciplines will benefit by expanding their perspectives and repertoire of interventions from these complementary treatment approaches, thereby improving the quality of care that they provide, not only to Asians but other populations as well.”

Fernand Lubuguin
University of Denver

“This volume will be a practical and valuable reference manual for teachers, lecturers, and researchers who are in counseling and psychotherapy.” 

Mary Olufunmilayo Adekson
St. Bonaventure University

“Finally—one book that outlines key Asian healing traditions and provides suggestions on how to integrate them with Western practices.”

Urusa Fahim
California Institute of Integral Studies

“This textbook is an exciting compilation of Asian healing practices that serves to inform our continually evolving profession of psychotherapy. Developing a sensibility towards Asian cultural healing practices expands our professional repertoire and enhances our ability to provide culturally relevant clinical services.”

Mary A. Fukuyama
University of Florida

“In preparing for my theories course in the past I have attempted to locate resources to incorporate Asian and other Eastern perspectives into my course and it has proven somewhat difficult. This text brings all of those resources together and would be instrumental in helping my students to understand different perspectives other than the traditional Western counseling theories taught in most courses.”  

Tonya Hammer
Oklahoma State University

“An intense, mind-opening experience to a different perspective on how one lives in this world.”

Theresa S. Kearns-Cooper
Jackson State University

Roy Moodley

Roy Moodley, PhD, is Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada and Director of the Centre for Diversity in Counselling and Psychotherapy. His research interests include critical multicultural counseling/psychotherapy; race and culture in psychotherapy; traditional healing practices; and gender and identity. He is the author/editor or co-editor of 12 books, including: Integrating Traditional Healing Practices into Counseling and Psychotherapy (Sage, 2005), Race, Culture and Psychotherapy (Routledge, 2006), and Caribbean Healing Traditions: Implications for... More About Author

Ted Hung-Tat Lo

Ted Lo, MBBS, MRCPsych, FRCPC is a cultural psychiatrist, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, consulting to the Culture Community & Health Studies Program. He has developed many programs in cultural competence, and has written and lectured widely on the topic. He also founded the Friends of Alternative & Complementary Therapies Society, and organized workshops and conferences on traditional healing. With Dr. Mami Ishii, he established the Integrative Mental Health Centre of Toronto. More About Author

Na Zhu

Na Zhu, MEd, CCC, Psychotherapist; graduated with Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada. She has many years of volunteer and employment experiences in the mental health field, integrating strength-based and culturally sensitive practices. Her research interest is in the integration of Eastern healing practices into mental health care, including mindfulness and self-compassion. More About Author

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