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.

Indigenous Healers and Healing in a Modern World

Indigenous Healers and Healing in a Modern World

Indigenous healers and healing in a modern world
AnneSolomon and Njoki NathaniWane

Is there a space in our contemporary society for indigenous healers and healing? Do Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples require the services of indigenous healers? These are some of the questions we consider in this chapter, which explores the healing practices of Indigenous Peoples. Indeed, indigenous healing practices are not homogeneous, being in some cases very specific to a particular group, and therefore facile generalizations are problematic. Clearly, our interpretations are colored by our own personal experiences and contexts. However, the general backdrop against which our analysis takes place is within the context of the colonial experience, as well as the cultural specificity of the people. We also ...

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