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KEY FEATURES: Material based on empirical findings as well as first-hand experiences makes the book a valuable resource for both guiding and inspiring readers. Connection of current debates with an analysis of the cultural healing practices of Far East Asian communities provides a critical point of departure for highlighting challenges and transformations within the field of health and mental health. Discussion of a range of issues makes the book relevant to scholars, researchers, practitioners, and students in training in the various health and mental health fields, as well as mental health clinicians, nurses, doctors, psychiatrists, counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, and others. Exploration of research, theories, and practices extends beyond Asian groups to include all types of patients, clients, and groups. Chapter-ending discussion questions prompt readers ...

Conclusion: Integrating Asian Healing Traditions Into Counseling and Psychotherapy
Conclusion: Integrating asian healing traditions into counseling and psychotherapy
Roy Moodley Julie Hong Na Zhu

Since the 1990s, there has been a tremendous growth in the development, research, and practice of alternative and complementary (medicine) therapies with an increasing number of people engaging in the practices of energy healing, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), yoga, acupuncture, herbal remedies, Ayurveda, homeopathy, and others. Many professionals in both national and private health care institutions are now sympathetic toward these alternative healing and complementary practices, either practicing some (e.g., mindfulness meditation) themselves or being open to their clients undertaking cultural and indigenous healing. Indeed, Asian and other racialized and ...

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