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.

Crossing the Line between Talking Therapies and Spiritual Healing

Crossing the Line between Talking Therapies and Spiritual Healing

Crossing the line between talking therapies and spiritual healing

This chapter explores the implications for counselors, counseling psychologists, psychotherapists, and their clients of using and integrating approaches from both the talking therapies and the various forms of spiritual and cultural healing. It draws on my doctoral and postdoctoral studies (West, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000a, 2004) and focuses on the context of therapy and healing, the transition from therapist to therapist-healer, the models of therapist-healer integration, and implications and future developments.

There is much debate about the overlaps and differences between the training and practice of counselors and psychotherapists. Indeed, an increasing number of practitioners are trained and registered as both, which was one compelling argument for the British ...

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