This is a very helpful book for mental health professionals providing therapy, counselling and health and social care services, as it explores and integrates multicultural and spiritual perspectives in a practical and informative manner. It highlights the fact that spiritual dimension has an enormous relevance to multicultural counselling' - Transcultural Psychiatry This book challenges practitioners with the proposal that integrating spiritual values in multicultural counselling and exploring spirituality from multicultural perspectives are synergistic and mutually reciprocal processes. Chapter topics include: developmental models of the spiritual journey; integrating spiritual and mul
Chapter 4: Multiculturalism and Spirituality
Multiculturalism and Spirituality
If there is a real spiritual dimension linking us, so that we are all brothers and sisters in some profound and loving way, then we have a vital basis for creating peace in the world and genuinely caring for each other's welfare…. We will be rich in a much more important way than in the material dimension and these riches will transform our world for the better.
—Charles Tart, in Transpersonal Psychologies (1992)
As stated in the first chapter, there is a natural home for spirituality within the multicultural literature for counselor training and professional development (Bart, 1998; Fukuyama & Sevig, 1997). We extend this discussion to focus on certain spiritual and multicultural processes that are interactive in nature and that ...