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.

Caribbean Healers and Healing: Awakening Spiritual and Cultural Healing Powers

Caribbean Healers and Healing: Awakening Spiritual and Cultural Healing Powers

Caribbean healers and healing: Awakening spiritual and cultural healing powers

The English-speaking Caribbean is also regarded as the British West Indies (Gopaul-McNicol, 1993). It is comprised of, but not limited to, a number of territories, namely: Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Guyana, Trinidad, and Tobago. The Caribbean is undergoing demographic changes, which are reflected in its population pattern (Theodore & Edward, 1997), and these have implications for distribution of diseases, such as cancers, diabetes, and heart disease, which are very prevalent throughout the region. Patients tend to employ various healing methods, including traditional healing, to alleviate or mitigate their conditions, because from a medical point of ...

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