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.

Holistic Healing, Paradigm Shift, and the New Age

Holistic Healing, Paradigm Shift, and the New Age

Holistic healing, paradigm shift, and the new age
Patricia A.Poulin and WilliamWest

It seems that by the end of the second millennium, close to half of the American population was using one form or another of complementary and alternative medicine (Kessler et al, 2001; see also Eisenberg et al, 1998) for a wide range of concerns, including those manifesting primarily at the mental and emotional levels (Simon et al, 2004). The increasing use of complementary and alternative medicine reflects changing internal beliefs about health and illnesses in the West (Astin, 1998). More people are now embracing a holistic philosophy of health, recognizing, among other principles, the indivisibility of mind, body, heart, and spirit and the importance of considering all ...

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