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Moodley, R. and West, W. (Eds) (2005). Integrating Traditional Healing
Practices into Counseling and Psychotherapy
. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Integrating Trational Healing Practices into Counseling and Psychotherapy critically examines ethnic minority cultural and traditional healing in relation to counseling and psychotherapy. Editors Roy Moodley and William West highlight the challenges and transformations within the field of multicultural counseling and psychotherapy by integrating current debates and issues of traditional healing with contemporary practice.

Key Features:

  • Contributes to the wider debates about ethnic minority health care by focusing on how ethnic minority groups perceive illnes sand the kinds of treatments they use to solve health and mental health problems
  • Analyzes traditional healing of racial and religious groups living in the United States, Canada, and Britain to consider the diffusion of healing practices across cultural boundaries
  • Explores contemporary alternative health care movements such as Paganism, New Age spirituality and healing, transcendental meditation, and new religious movements to increase the knowledge and capacity of clinical expertise of students studying this field

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