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.

Spiritual and Healing Approaches in Psychotherapeutic Practice

Spiritual and Healing Approaches in Psychotherapeutic Practice

Spiritual and healing approaches in psychotherapeutic practice
Robert N.Sollod

Copernican, Newtonian, and Freudian conceptual revolutions have led to the notion of human beings as purposeless, determined organisms acted upon by physical and biological laws. A range of spiritual and healing traditions, however, emphasizes the central importance of the connection of all life to spiritual or cosmic realities. In these views, healing is usually seen as restoring a condition of wholeness or harmony (Carlson & Shield, 1989). Beyond any specific techniques, contemporary psychotherapy has much to gain from the worldviews and practices of healing that reconnect human beings with one another and with universal and spiritual purposes (Miller, 2003; Richards & Bergin, 1997; Sollod, 1993).

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