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.

Latin American Healers and Healing: Healing as a Redefinition Process1

Latin American Healers and Healing: Healing as a Redefinition Process1

Latin american healers and healing: Healing as a redefinition process
Lilian GonzalezChevez

This chapter discusses Latin American traditional healers and healing by using an example from Mexico. As part of a tradition and an object of constant reconfiguration, traditional healing in Mexico is widely used by indigenous people and rural campesinos as well as by large sectors of the urban population (Fagetti, 2003, p. 6). Historically, traditional healing is rooted in the Meso-American worldview and in a tradition of specialists dedicated to healing activity (Lopez Austin, 1976, p. 16). At the end of the pre-Hispanic epoch there were 40 classes of sorcerers among the Nahua (a relevant indigenous population group of Mexico and part of Central America) ...

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