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.

Buddhist Moments in Psychotherapy

Buddhist Moments in Psychotherapy

Buddhist moments in psychotherapy

Much is written about the need to understand the diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the many individuals encountered in day-to-day life and counseling practice. Equally important is the common thread of suffering experienced by all humans regardless of individuals' diverse backgrounds. Suffering is one's discomfort or pain experienced as physical, emotional, and psychic. The pain most relevant to psychology and counseling practice is emotional or psychic, that which embodies the struggles of the human spirit.

For decades, European and North American philosophies have created systems of healing designed to understand and alleviate the shared experience of human suffering. It has not been until the last 50 years that the ancient Buddhist system of alleviating suffering has been rediscovered ...

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