Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy
- Roy Moodley - University of Toronto - OISE, Canada
- William West - University of Manchester, UK
Counseling & Psychotherapy | Psychology | Social Work & Social Policy
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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
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.