Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice

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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.Then write an essay that recounts this development. 2.3. ... Ethical Principlesfor Spiritually Sensitive Social Work: Personal Fit Statements of core values and ethical principles are necessarily very broad and leave much room for interpretation.

Title:Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice
Author:Edward R. Canda, Leola Dyrud Furman
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 2010


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