Course: Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice: The Heart of Helping
Edward R. Canda, Ph.D. and Leola Dyrud Furman, Ph.D.
In this well-received second edition Edward R. Canda and Leola Dyrud Furman, update and build on their highly regarded initial offering. Again, they provide scientific and heartfelt information that will be helpful to social workers and other clinicians interested in the ethical application of Spirituality and people helping. The text presents a logical framework for dealing with the issues professional helpers face in their clinical work. The authors also present how to make health service organizations healthier for the administration, staff, treating personnel and their clients.
The book is for social workers and clinicians in private practice or in clinics and institutions. The book is insightful and practical in it's presentation of religious and spiritual concerns facing individuals, families, and communities. The authors integrate existentialist, transpersonal, and holistic systems theories with Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Judaic, and Shamanistic traditions of helping. They provide the knowledge, ethical guidelines, and practical skills and techniques that all social workers and clinicians can follow, regardless of their particular theoretical approach.
Stories, practice examples, insights from a national survey of social workers, and learning exercises support professional and personal growth. Each chapter closes with directed exercises that provide clinicians an opportunity to make personal applications in their own lives and practices.
Upon completion of this course, the clinician will be able to:
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Bio: Edward R. Canda, PhDEdward R. Canda, MA, MSW, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Office for Research on Spiritual Diversity in Social Work at the School of Social Welfare and Couresy Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, University of Kansas. He received his Bachelors of Art in Anthropology from Kent State University.
His focus was on anthropology of religions, art and art history, and interdisciplinary studies. He received his MSW and PhD in Social Welfare at Ohio State University. Dr. Canda has stated, "I am committed to promoting ways that people of diverse religious and non-religious spiritual perspectives can understand each other and cooperate in order to encourage peace and justice for all people and all beings."
Bio: Leola D. Furman, PhDLeola Dyrud Furman, MSW, PhD, is an Associate Professor Emerita in Social Work at the University of North Dakota, and adjunct faculty in Social Work at the College of St. Catherine/University of St. Thomas and Augsburg College. She is Principal investigator of the international Study of Religion and Spirituality in Social work Practice.