Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice: The Heart of Helping / Edition 2

Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice: The Heart of Helping / Edition 2

by Edward R. Canda, Leola Dyrud Furman
     
 

Many of the people served by social workers draw upon spirituality, by whatever names they call it, to help them thrive, to succeed at challenges, and to infuse their resources and relationships with meaning beyond mere survival value. This revised and expanded edition of a classic provides a comprehensive framework of values, knowledge, skills, and evidence for

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Overview

Many of the people served by social workers draw upon spirituality, by whatever names they call it, to help them thrive, to succeed at challenges, and to infuse their resources and relationships with meaning beyond mere survival value. This revised and expanded edition of a classic provides a comprehensive framework of values, knowledge, skills, and evidence for spiritually sensitive practice with diverse clients.

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.

For social workers and other professional helpers committed to supporting the spiritual care of individuals, families, and communities, this definitive guide offers state-of-the-art interdisciplinary and international insights as well as practical tools that students and practitioners alike can put to immediate use.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195372793
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Edition description:
2E
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
265,473
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

PREFACE

PART I. CENTRAL VALUES AND CONCEPTS FOR SPIRITUALLY SENSITIVE SOCIAL WORK
CHAPTER ONE: GUIDING PRINCIPLES
CHAPTER TWO: COMPASSION, THE CALL TO SERVICE, AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLES FOR SOCIAL WORK
CHAPTER THREE: THE MEANING OF SPIRITUALITY

PART II. EXPLORING SPIRITUAL DIVERSITY FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
CHAPTER FOUR: HUMAN DIVERSITY, SPIRITUALITY AND SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
CHAPTER FIVE: RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL SERVICE AND THEIR INSIGHTS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
CHAPTER SIX: NONSECTARIAN SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVES, COMPARISONS, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR COOPERATION

PART III. SPIRITUALLY SENSITIVE SOCIAL WORK IN ACTION
CHAPTER SEVEN: CREATING A SPIRITUALLY SENSITIVE CONTEXT FOR PRACTICE
CHAPTER EIGHT: UNDERSTANDING AND ASSESSING SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
CHAPTER NINE: ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR SPIRITUALLY SENSITIVE AND CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE
CHAPTER TEN: SPIRITUALLY ORIENTED TRANSFORMATIONAL PRACTICE
CHAPTER ELEVEN: A WORLDWIDE VIEW

APPENDIX A: DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR DETAILED SPIRITUAL ASSESSMENT
APPENDIX B: METHODOLOLIGAL SUMMARY FOR THE 2008 NATIONAL SURVEY OF NASW MEMBERS (USA) ON SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION IN PRACTICE
APPENDIX C: RESOURCES FOR ADDRESSING SPIRITUALITY IN VARIOUS FIELDS OF PRACTICE

REFERENCES
INDEX
PREFACE
PART I. CENTRAL VALUES AND CONCEPTS FOR SPIRITUALLY SENSITIVE SOCIAL WORK
1. GUIDING PRINCIPLES
2. COMPASSION, THE CALL TO SERVICE, AND ETHICAL PRINCIPLES FOR SOCIAL WORK
3. THE MEANING OF SPIRITUALITY
PART II. EXPLORING SPIRITUAL DIVERSITY FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
4. HUMAN DIVERSITY, SPIRITUALITY AND SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
5. RELIGIOUS PERSPECTIVES ON SOCIAL SERVICE AND THEIR INSIGHTS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE
6. NONSECTARIAN SPIRITUAL PERSPECTIVES, COMPARISONS, AND IMPLICATIONS FOR COOPERATION
PART III. SPIRITUALLY SENSITIVE SOCIAL WORK IN ACTION
7. CREATING A SPIRITUALLY SENSITIVE CONTEXT FOR PRACTICE
8. UNDERSTANDING AND ASSESSING SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT
9. ETHICAL GUIDELINES FOR SPIRITUALLY SENSITIVE AND CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE PRACTICE
10. SPIRITUALLY ORIENTED TRANSFORMATIONAL PRACTICE
11. A WORLDWIDE VIEW
APPENDIX A: DISCUSSION GUIDE FOR DETAILED SPIRITUAL ASSESSMENT
APPENDIX B: METHODOLOLIGAL SUMMARY FOR THE 2008 NATIONAL SURVEY OF NASW MEMBERS (USA) ON SPIRITUALITY AND RELIGION IN PRACTICE
APPENDIX C: RESOURCES FOR ADDRESSING SPIRITUALITY IN VARIOUS FIELDS OF PRACTICE
REFERENCES
INDEX

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