Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research

Authors: Loue, Sana

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  • Provides examples from clinical practice and community-focused work
    Utilizes a strengths-based, interfaith perspectives
    Reviews existing literature from across disciplines

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This singular reference explores religion and spirituality as a vital, though often misconstrued, lens for building better understanding of and empathy with clients. A diverse palette of faiths and traditions is compared and contrasted (occasionally with secularism), focusing on areas of belief that may inspire, comfort, or trouble clients, including health and illness, mental illness, healing, coping, forgiveness, family, inclusion, and death. From assessment and intervention planning to conducting research, these chapters guide professionals in supporting and assisting clients without minimizing or overstating their beliefs. In addition, the book’s progression of ideas takes readers beyond the well-known concept of cultural competence to model a larger and more meaningful cultural safety.

Among the topics included in the Handbook:

  • Integrating religion and spirituality into social work practice. 
  • Cultural humility, cultural safety, and beyond: new understandings and implications for social work.
  • Healing traditions, religion/spirituality, and health.
  • Diagnosis: religious/spiritual experience or mental illness?
  • Understandings of dying, death, and mourning. 
  • (Re)building bridges in and with family and community.
  • Ethical issues in conducting research on religion and spirituality.

The Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research is a richly-textured resource for social workers and mental health professionals engaged in clinical practice and/or research seeking to gain varied perspectives on how the religion and spirituality of their clients/research participants may inform their work.

About the authors

Dr. Loue is a Professor in the Department of Bioethics and serves as the Vice Dean for Faculty Development and Diversity in the School of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. She has secondary appointments in the Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Psychiatry, and Global Health and at MSASS, the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Dr. Loue holds graduate degrees in law (J.D.), epidemiology (Ph.D.), medical anthropology (Ph.D.), social work (M.S.S.A.), and secondary education (M.A.). She is also ordained as an interfaith minister. Dr. Loue’s primary research focus is on HIV risk and prevention and family violence in marginalized communities, such as non-English speakers, immigrants, sexual and ethnic/racial minorities, and persons with severe mental illness. Other research interests include forensic epidemiology, severe mental illness, and ethical issues in the conduct of research with vulnerable persons. 

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice and Research
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-7039-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-7039-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-7038-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-7842-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 397
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