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.

Herbalistas, Curandeiros, and Bruxas: Valuable Lessons from Traditional Systems of Healing

Herbalistas, Curandeiros, and Bruxas: Valuable Lessons from Traditional Systems of Healing

Herbalistas, curandeiros and bruxas: Valuable lessons from traditional systems of healing
Birdie J.BezansonGaryFoster and SusanJames

In Plato's Symposium, when it is the physician Eryximachos's turn to speak in honor of the god Love (Eros), he gives us an insight into the nature of ancient Greek medicine. He compares the art of medicine to that of music, in that the goal is to bring about a harmony or concord of the loves, which in turn brings harmony to one's life and health (Plato, 1956). Such a claim about medicine strikes our modern, scientific ears as strange, and we may suspect that Eryximachos is simply the victim of a less enlightened, highly superstitious time in history. But we ...

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