Spirituality Within Religious Traditions in Social Work Practice

ISBN-10: 0534584195

ISBN-13: 9780534584191

Edition: 2002

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Description: As it is valuable for practitioners to understand the meaning systems of clients and to identify both potential resources and strains in the lives of clients, the goal of this book is to help social workers and other counselors become culturally competent in the area of religious traditions.

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List price: $156.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 11/21/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Expanding the Role of Spirituality and Religion in Social Work
Implications for Social Work Education
Challenges and Concerns
Spirituality and Religion in Social Work Practice: A Conceptual Model
Definitions: Spirituality, Religion, and Faith
Religion: Social and Communal Factors
Toward Definitional Clarity
Life-Cycle Events and Health
A Multicultural Perspective
Suggested Chapter Topics
Lakota--Native People's Spirituality
Introduction
The Lakota: An Example of One Native Culture
Personal Reflections
The Lakota Life Cycle
Lakota Concepts of Power and Relationships
Historical Trauma Theory and Lakota Culture
Additional Cultural Considerations
Cultural Definition of Illness
Assessment, Intervention, and Native Spirituality
Conclusion
Hinduism
My Path to Hindu Humanistic Philosophy
The Hindu Worldview: A Wholistic Perspective on Diversity
The Hindu Worldview and Social Welfare
The Hindu View of Health and Well-Being
The Hindu Theory of Social Welfare
Gender Issues
Implications for Social Work Practice
Conclusion
Buddhism
History and General Characteristics of Buddhism
The Central Guiding Story of Buddhism
My Path into Buddhism and Its Influence on My Approach to Social Work
Spiritual Resources
Buddhist Spiritual Practices
Dharma Throughout the Life Cycle
Conceptions of Health
Implications for Social Work Practice
Confucianism
Introduction
History of Confucianism
My Personal Experience of Confucianism
Meaning of Major Life Events
Sources of Power: The Confucian Worldview
Confucian Rituals and Practices Today
Confucian Healing and Development Model
Mean Management under the Dynamics of Yin and Yang Forces
Implications for Social Work Practice
Judaism
Historical Background
American Jewish Religious Movements
Israel and Its Relationship to Judaism
Tensions within Judaism
Customs and Ceremonies
The Jewish Calendar
Jewish Life Cycle
Sources of Strength in Judaism
Problem Resolution within the Jewish Tradition
Implications for Social Work Practice
Conclusion
Catholicism
Introduction
A Brief Overview of Catholicism
Profile of Contemporary American Catholics
Contemporary Issues
Movements within the Catholic Church Today
Religious Traditions among Mexican American Catholics
Spirituality
Meaning of Major Life Events
Sources of Power
Family Life-Cycle Transitions
Sources of Support in the Church
Conceptions of Health
Faith Traditions that Influenced Me to Enter the Social Work Profession
Implications for Social Work Practice
Suggestions for Working with Catholics
Conclusion
Islam
Introduction
Master Stories: Conversion to Islam
Aneesah Nadir's Personal Story
Islam and the Muslims: Sources of Power
Rituals and Practices: Diet and Dress
Challenges Faced by Contemporary Muslims
Conceptions of Health: Islamic Tradition and the Strengths-Based Perspective
Culturally Sensitive Practice with Muslim People
Acculturation and Religiousness among Muslims
The Muslim Social Worker
Conclusion
Protestantism: An Overview
Historical Background and Master Stories
Sources of Power
Rituals and Practices
Life-Cycle Events and the Protestant Tradition
Health and Sources of Help
Implications for Social Work Practice
Conclusion
Baptists
Introduction
A Brief History of Baptists
Basic Baptist Beliefs
Baptists and Social Issues
My Journey as a Baptist Social Worker
Life's Big Questions
Sources of Power
Rituals and Practices
Life-Cycle Transitions
Health and Healing
Social Work Practice with Baptists
The African American Baptist Tradition
Introduction
Prevalence of African American Baptists
A Brief History of the African American Baptist Church
General Doctrinal Beliefs of African American Baptists
Moral and Ethical Views on Social Issues
My Personal Narrative
Physical and Mental Health
Sources of Power, Help, and Healing within the African American Baptist Tradition
Implications for Social Work and Counseling Practice
Conclusion
Seventh-day Adventists
History and Description of the Religious Tradition
Unique Adventist Beliefs and Institutions
Curt VanderWaal's Journey as an Adventist Social Worker
Meaning of Major Life Events
Sources of Power
Rituals and Practices
Family Life-Cycle Transitions
Conceptions of Health and Appropriate Sources of Help
Implications for Social Work Practice
Conclusion
Mormonism
Introduction
A Brief History of Mormonism
My Personal Story
The Purpose of Life
Sources of Power
Rituals
Life-Cycle Considerations
Health
Welfare
Implications for Social Work Principles and Practice
Health, Religion, and Spirituality
Religious and Spiritual Mediators of Health
Religion and the Promotion of Well-Being
The Impact of Religion on the Experience of Symptoms and the Disease Process
Coping with Illness: Coping/Help-Seeking Patterns
Religious Traditions and Health and Healing
Implications for Social Work Practice
Conclusion
Contributors
Index
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