Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy critically examines ethnic minority cultural and traditional healing in relation to counseling and psychotherapy. Authors Roy Moodley and William West highlight the challenges and changes in the field of multicultural counseling and psychotherapy by integrating current issues of traditional healing with contemporary practice. The book uniquely presents a range of accounts of the dilemmas and issues facing students, professional counselors, psychotherapists, social workers, researchers, and others who use multicultural counseling or transcultural psychotherapy as part of their professional practice.

Jewish Healing, Spirituality, and Modern Psychology

Jewish Healing, Spirituality, and Modern Psychology

Jewish healing, spirituality, and modern psychology
Laura J.Praglin

Themes relating to spiritual, physical, and mental healing abound in Jewish texts, oral traditions, folk customs, and ritual practices. To this day, Jews recite special healing prayers during Sabbath services and consider visiting the sick to be an important charitable act. Yet other Jewish folk practices, such as wearing protective charms to ward off illness, visiting tombs of famous healers, or consulting holy men for advice or blessings, have been largely abandoned as superstitious in the modern era. Because they are contrary to Jewish desires for “respectability” and assimilation into non-Jewish culture after the Enlightenment, such practices are rarely encountered today, except among small groups of Hasidic Jews or within those Jewish circles ...

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