Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work Book

Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work


  • Author : Edward R Canda
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136395598

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Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work Excerpt :

Use these ideas in your social work practice to help the whole person--including your client's spiritual side! Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work brings to light the fact that spiritual well-being is an essential part of the health of every individual. It will show you how to facilitate and encourage growth in the transpersonal dimension for your clients and help you to address the full range of human potential--from material and psychological well-being to spiritual fulfillment. Beginning with conceptual and theoretical frameworks for understanding transpersonal theory, Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work goes on to deliver empirical and clinical studies that center on true-life experiences and their social work practice implications. In this well-researched book you will find: a comparative analysis of various models of spirituality and spiritual development a study of chronically ill adults that shows how people can draw upon transpersonal experiences and beliefs to increase their resiliency suggestions for alleviating death-related anxiety with a transpersonal/social constructionist approach theoretical, empirical, and practical insights into transpersonally oriented hospice work a model for transpersonal couples work that promotes compatibility and intimacy ways to differentiate between delusions, hallucinations, and real spiritual breakthroughs an examination of the different styles of spirituality of African Americans and European Americans and how they relate to the expression of violence In this well-referenced volume, practical techniques and suggestions combine with ways to work for justice and empowerment for marginalized and oppressed populations as well as insights about the fundamental connectedness between people and nature. Helpful diagrams, charts, and tables make the information user-friendly. Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work will help you expand the horizons of your practice an

Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work Book

Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work


  • Author : Edward R Canda
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-05-13
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 194
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136395529

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Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work Excerpt :

Use these ideas in your social work practice to help the whole person--including your client's spiritual side! Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work brings to light the fact that spiritual well-being is an essential part of the health of every individual. It will show you how to facilitate and encourage growth in the transpersonal dimension for your clients and help you to address the full range of human potential--from material and psychological well-being to spiritual fulfillment. Beginning with conceptual and theoretical frameworks for understanding transpersonal theory, Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work goes on to deliver empirical and clinical studies that center on true-life experiences and their social work practice implications. In this well-researched book you will find: a comparative analysis of various models of spirituality and spiritual development a study of chronically ill adults that shows how people can draw upon transpersonal experiences and beliefs to increase their resiliency suggestions for alleviating death-related anxiety with a transpersonal/social constructionist approach theoretical, empirical, and practical insights into transpersonally oriented hospice work a model for transpersonal couples work that promotes compatibility and intimacy ways to differentiate between delusions, hallucinations, and real spiritual breakthroughs an examination of the different styles of spirituality of African Americans and European Americans and how they relate to the expression of violence In this well-referenced volume, practical techniques and suggestions combine with ways to work for justice and empowerment for marginalized and oppressed populations as well as insights about the fundamental connectedness between people and nature. Helpful diagrams, charts, and tables make the information user-friendly. Transpersonal Perspectives on Spirituality in Social Work will help you expand the horizons of your practice an

Social Work Treatment Book

Social Work Treatment


  • Author : Francis J. Turner
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-15
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 608
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199830695

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First published in 1974, Social Work Treatment remains the most popular and trusted compendium of theories available to social work students and practitioners. It explores the full range of theoretical approaches that drive social work treatment and knowledge development, from psychoanalysis to crisis intervention. This treasure trove of practice knowledge equips professionals with a broad array of theoretical approaches, each of which shine a spotlight on a different aspect of the human condition. Emphasizing the importance of a broad-based theoretical approach to practice, it helps the reader avoid the pitfalls of becoming overly identified with a narrow focus that limits their understanding of clients and their contexts. This sweeping overview of the field untangles the increasingly complex problems, ideologies, and value sets that define contemporary social work practice. The result is an essential A-to-Z reference that charts the full range of theoretical approaches available to social workers regardless of their setting or specialty.

Spirituality and Social Work Book

Spirituality and Social Work


  • Author : John Russell Graham
  • Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 356
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551303291

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Spirituality and Social Work Excerpt :

Spirituality is an area of thought and practice that is attracting an increasing amount of attention and interest from social work practitioners, theorists, and instructors. Spirituality and Social Work: Selected Canadian Readings explores the history, practice, and diversity of faith traditions with which spirituality and social work are intertwined. Exciting and relevant chapters in this collection include: Spirituality As a Guiding Construct in the Development of Canadian Social Work Reframing Spirituality, Reconceptualizing Change: Possibilities for Critical Social Work From Ecology to Spirituality and Social Justice Making Circles: Renewing First Nations Ways of Helping Black Churches in Canada: Vehicles for Fostering Community Development in African-Canadian Communities Islamic Theology and Prayer: Relevance for Social Work Practice

Connecting Spirituality and Social Justice Book

Connecting Spirituality and Social Justice


  • Author : Michael J. Sheridan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-04-08
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134928088

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Connecting Spirituality and Social Justice Excerpt :

Jim Wallis, well-known justice advocate and author, has stated that the two great hungers in the world today are for spirituality and social justice. Although social work and related fields have increasingly recognized the importance of addressing spirituality within clinical practice, less attention has been paid to the role of spirituality in promoting social justice or supporting social change within macropractice. The contributions in this edited collection highlight current developments in this area, including emerging conceptual frameworks, practice applications and research findings. Theoretical approaches to understanding the link between spirituality and justice are explored in analyses of alternative models of social justice and justice orientations of major faith traditions. The critical role of spirituality in larger system change is illustrated through exemplars of research on vulnerable populations, community practice, legislative advocacy, development of social movements, and ecological social work. The importance of including content on religion and spirituality in professional curricula is explored through research on students’ attitudes toward spirituality and social advocacy. Noting the resonating themes within all of these contributions, the volume concludes with an overview of emerging principles for spiritual activism. This book aims to stimulate further development in the vital connection between spirituality and social justice. It was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work.

Spirituality in Social Work and Education Book

Spirituality in Social Work and Education


  • Author : Janet Groen
  • Publisher : Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Release Date : 2013-01-24
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781554586424

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Spirituality in Social Work and Education Excerpt :

Over the past ten years, the fields of social work and education have grappled separately with definitions of spirituality, ways to integrate spirituality into the classroom, and the rendering of spirituality as a meaningful concept for practitioners, students, and researchers. Social work and education have many commonalities in areas of engagement with children, families, and communities. For the first time, this book brings together these two professional disciplines for interdisciplinary discussions that advance our knowledge in the broad area of “spirituality.” The book’s three sections reflect broad topic areas created to facilitate dialogue between the contributors, all of whom have established expertise in exploring spirituality in education or social work. The first section of the book explores the historical and theoretical underpinnings of spirituality in education and social work. Examination of our respective heritages uncovers the religious roots within our professions and reveals a present understanding of spirituality that calls for active engagement in challenging oppression and working toward social justice. The second section shifts the focus to the pedagogical implications of incorporating spirituality into higher-education classrooms. The varied level of acceptance and the tensions that come from including spirituality, implicitly or explicitly, in the programs and coursework in our respective faculties are illuminated by authors in both professions. The final section explores issues related to practising and teaching in the field from a spiritually sensitive perspective.

The Routledge Handbook of Religion  Spirituality and Social Work Book

The Routledge Handbook of Religion Spirituality and Social Work


  • Author : Beth R. Crisp
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-04-07
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317395430

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The Routledge Handbook of Religion Spirituality and Social Work Excerpt :

This international volume provides a comprehensive account of contemporary research, new perspectives and cutting-edge issues surrounding religion and spirituality in social work. The introduction introduces key themes and conceptual issues such as understandings of religion and spirituality as well as definitions of social work, which can vary between countries. The main body of the book is divided up into sections on regional perspectives; religious and spiritual traditions; faith-based service provision; religion and spirituality across the lifespan; and social work practice. The final chapter identifies key challenges and opportunities for developing both social work scholarship and practice in this area. Including a wide range of international perspectives from Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Malta, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, the UK and the USA, this Handbook succeeds in extending the dominant paradigms and comprises a mix of authors including major names, significant contributors and emerging scholars in the field, as well as leading contributors in other fields of social work who have an interest in religion and spirituality. The Routledge Handbook of Religion, Spirituality and Social Work is an authoritative and comprehensive reference for academics and researchers as well as for organisations and practitioners committed to exploring why, and how, religion and spirituality should be integral to social work practice.

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice Book

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice


  • Author : Edward R. Canda
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 449
  • ISBN 10 : 9780195372793

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Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice Excerpt :

Weaving together interdisciplinary theory and research, as well as the results from a national survey of practitioners, the authors describe a spiritually oriented model for practice that places clients' challenges and goals within the context of their deepest meanings and highest aspirations. Using richly detailed case examples and thought-provoking activities, this highly accessible text illustrates the professional values and ethical principles that guide spiritually sensitive practice. It presents definitions and conceptual models of spirituality and religion; draws connections between spiritual diversity and cultural, gender, and sexual orientation diversity; and offers insights from Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Indigenous religions, Islam, Judaism, Existentialism, and Transpersonal theory. Eminently practical, it guides professionals in understanding and assessing spiritual development and related mental health issues and outlines techniques that support transformation and resilience, such as meditation, mindfulness, ritual, forgiveness, and engagement of individual and community-based spiritual support systems.

Discourses on Aging and Dying Book

Discourses on Aging and Dying


  • Author : Suhita Chopra Chatterjee
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications India
  • Release Date : 2008-05-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9788132100126

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Discourses on Aging and Dying Excerpt :

Aging and dying are inevitable. However, coming to terms with this truth can be difficult, especially in the modern context with an excessive dependence and faith in biomedicine. Advances in biomedicine and life-prolongation strategies along with changes in social-cultural structures pose a different kind of predicament - the percentage of aging population is on the rise and, at the same time, traditional strategies for taking care of the elderly and their problems are being replaced by more impersonal state-driven methods. India, with its large population, poor biomedical facilities for the average person and widespread poverty, yet fast changing attitudes towards family and the aged, faces a great crisis today. The collection of essays in this volume addresses different aspects of this issue. The first section is both philosophical and prescriptive. It explores our rich religious and philosophical tradition to probe the very concepts of life and death and then suggests strategies - age old and time-tested - for coping with the inevitability of aging and dying. Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic perspectives on aging, dying, euthanasia and related concepts are explored and coping strategies suggested. The second section deals with socio-ethical issues related to aging and dying in the Indian context, in light of the existing state of affairs and possible directions for the future. The third and final section looks at the most pressing problems that confront both Indian society and medicine - end-of-life care.

Spirituality and Hospice Social Work Book

Spirituality and Hospice Social Work


  • Author : Ann M. Callahan
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-02-07
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231543187

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Spirituality and Hospice Social Work Excerpt :

Many hospice social workers must address spiritual issues with their clients, but do not feel competent to do so effectively. This targeted volume draws upon multidisciplinary theory and research to advance a relational model of spiritually sensitive hospice care. The book will help readers elevate their spiritual competence and foster a relationship with their clients that will enrich the experience for all involved. Spirituality and Hospice Social Work helps practitioners understand various forms of spiritual assessment for use with their clients. The book teaches practitioners to recognize a client's spiritual needs and resources, as well as signs of spiritual suffering. It also discusses religious and spiritual practices that clients may use to enhance their spiritual coping. Spirituality and Hospice Social Work stresses the need for interdisciplinary collaboration with other members of the hospice team, along with the value of maintaining professional ethical standards when addressing spiritual issues. Throughout, the importance of spiritual sensitivity and its effect upon client well-being is emphasized.

Spirituality in Healthcare  Perspectives for Innovative Practice Book

Spirituality in Healthcare Perspectives for Innovative Practice


  • Author : Fiona Timmins
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-05-17
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030044206

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Spirituality in Healthcare Perspectives for Innovative Practice Excerpt :

This book provides a condensed but comprehensive up-to-date overview of spirituality and its application to health care. The need for healthcare workers to provide spiritual care or meet patients’ spiritual needs is gaining increasing importance in nursing and midwifery policy at local, national and international level. Internationally, there is a growing belief in spirituality as a valid dimension of care. The book highlights a range of examples and case studies facilitating the practical application of the recommendations discussed. In addition to presenting new psychological perspectives, various activities throughout will encourage readers to form their own opinion on the issues covered. The suggestions for further reading and useful websites will also help readers interested in exploring specific areas in more depth. Combining contributions by authors from various disciplines, the book offers a valuable tool for qualified professional healthcare workers in practice, including nurses, social workers, doctors and chaplains. With its handy format, this practical pocket guide offers a faithful companion for practitioners.

Spirituality and Social Justice  Spirit in the Political Quest for a Just World Book

Spirituality and Social Justice Spirit in the Political Quest for a Just World


  • Author : Cyndy Baskin
  • Publisher : Canadian Scholars
  • Release Date : 2019-11-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 486
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773381183

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Spirituality and Social Justice explores how critically informed spirituality can serve as an inspiration and a political force in the quest for social and ecological justice. Writing from various spiritual and religious worldviews, including Indigenous, Islamic, Wicca/Witchcraft, Jewish, Buddhist, and Christian, the authors—practitioners and academics of social work—draw on lived experience, research, and literature to illuminate how relationship with spirit can orient ways of being and acting to build a more just society. In Part One, the authors foreground Indigenous spirituality as resistance and decolonization. Part Two examines the complex ethical and political dimensions of spirituality, including the ecological destruction of the Earth and the influence of contemporary neoliberalism. Lastly, Part Three explores spirituality in teaching and learning contexts, both inside and beyond the classroom. Engaging and well-written, Spirituality and Social Justice challenges the notion that practitioners must put aside their critical spirituality in teaching, learning, healing, and practice. Students, practitioners, and academics of social work and other helping professions will benefit from the unique insights into spirituality and religion and how they inform social justice activism.

Integrative Body Mind Spirit Social Work Book

Integrative Body Mind Spirit Social Work


  • Author : Mo Yee Lee
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190458539

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Integrative Body Mind Spirit Social Work Excerpt :

Integrative therapy focuses on the mind-body-spirit relationship, recognizes spirituality as a fundamental domain of human existence, acknowledges and utilizes the mind's power as well as the body's, and reaches beyond self-actualization or symptom reduction to broaden a perception of self that connects individuals to a larger sense of themselves and to their communities. When it was published in 2009, Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work was the first book to strongly connect Western therapeutic techniques with Eastern philosophy and practices, while also providing a comprehensive and pragmatic agenda for social work, and mental health professionals. This breakthrough text, written by a cast of highly regarded researchers from both Asia and America, presented a holistic, therapeutic approach that ties Eastern philosophy and practical techniques to Western forms of therapy in order to help bring about positive, transformative changes in individuals and families. This second features a major reorganization of Part III: Applications and Treatment Effectiveness, renamed to "Evidence-informed Translational Practice and Evidence." Based on systematic reviews of Integrative body-mind-spirit practices, Part III provides a "resource guide" of different types of integrative practices used in diverse health and mental health conditions. A new companion website includes streaming video clips showing demonstrations of the BMS techniques described in the book and worksheets and client resources/handouts. Here, the authors provide a pragmatic, step-by-step description of assessment and treatment techniques that employ an integrative, holistic perspective. They begin by establishing the conceptual framework of integrative body-mind-spirit social work, then expertly describe, step-by-step, assessment and treatment techniques that utilize integrative and holistic perspectives. Numerous case studies demonstrate the approach in action, such as one with breast cancer patients who p

Social Work and the Environment Book

Social Work and the Environment


  • Author : Michael Kim Zapf
  • Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN 10 : 9781551303574

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Social Work and the Environment Excerpt :

This ground-breaking new work provides a detailed and extensive comparison of how the physical environment has been conceptualized in social work and other professions, and offers a new and attractive foundational metaphor for social work. The author acknowledges the need for greater awareness and action regarding environmental impacts and the book promotes more comprehensive notions of responsibility, identity, and stewardship that lead to a dynamic metaphor of people as place as the foundation for relevant social work practice in the early 21st century. Why is that a profession with a declared focus on ""person-in-environment"" has been so silent on the environmental crisis? Mainstream social work theory has narrowed the understanding of environment to include merely the social environment, but this approach is no longer sufficient for participation in multi-disciplinary efforts to tackle urgent environmental issues. Transformative notions of responsibility, identity, and stewardship have been developed on the fringes of our professional community: rural/remote social workers, Aboriginal social workers, and international and spiritual social workers. They must now move to the core of the profession.

Spirituality in Social Work Book

Spirituality in Social Work


  • Author : Edward R Canda
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-11-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136380686

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Spirituality in Social Work Excerpt :

As Spirituality in Social Work: New Directions shows you, there has been an increase of interest among social workers concerning spiritual matters. In response to this collective interest, Edward Canda and several other members of the Society for Spirituality and Social Work have compiled a thorough and timely compendium of social work research, theory, and practice. Their book will guide you in your efforts to meet the needs of your families and clients while still remaining educated and respectful of the many religous and nonreligious views different people have. In Spirituality in Social Work, you'll get an update on the current state of spirituality, social work scholarship, and education. From there, you'll move on to current appraisals of the many specialized ways social work educators are teaching spirituality in MSW programs, and you'll ultimately come full circle to a fuller understanding of the many ways social work and spirituality complement and inform each other in the classroom as well as in the field of practice. Most importantly, you'll get specific guidance on these topics: how to enhance the intuition of social workers when to apply the Transegoic model to a dying adolescent where to engage in conceptions of spirituality in social work literature what Taoist insights can do to enhance social work practice how social work can prosper in future efforts to link spirituality and social work In many ways, Spirituality in Social Work is a spiritual awakening in its own right--for social workers, for individuals, and for communities at large. The demand for social work practitioners, educators, and community officials to be cross-trained in spirituality and social work is on the rise. So, if you're struggling to find new ways to deal with the ever-increasing and ever-diversifying demand for spiritual training in your particular social work setting, pick up this insightful edition and find new hope and direction in the many different ways that social work