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Spirituality Healing for Trauma and Addiction
Discussions of Mental Health, Recovery, and Faith

  • Available for pre-order on June 16, 2023. Item will ship after July 7, 2023
ISBN 9781032227535
July 7, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
176 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Through stories and conversations, Drs. Dolores BigFoot and Allyson Kelley reflect on research, clinical work, faith-based topics, spirituality, and recovery. They invite readers to reflect on what it means to walk on a healing path. 

Beginning with a brief history of broken spirits and a broken world, the book then discusses the causes of brokenness, vulnerability to brokenness, and healing as a construct of social justice and advocacy. The following chapters cover current aspects of healing from the lens of mental health and substance use, addiction, trauma, and recovery. As much of the world struggles with some aspect of brokenness and healing, stories of enduring well provide examples from all relations and walks of life about healing. Theories and research presented throughout the text support stories and concepts presented. Stories about families, coping, grief, loss, and boundaries give readers resources and exercises to help them become whole. Special consideration is given to healing practices and rituals from Native American communities and families. 

This text is a must-have for mental health practitioners, faith-based organizations, communities, individuals and families, programs, and policymakers interested in healing.

Table of Contents

1. Broken Spirits and The Healing Path  2. Depression, Anxiety, Suicide Ideation, Substance Abuse...And Enduring Well  3. Trauma  4. Recovery  5. Healing  6. Hope for Families 7. Gratitude and Enduring Well

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Allyson Kelley, DrPH., is a researcher, professor, author, and individual in recovery. She is the principal of Allyson Kelley & Associates PLLC and teaches at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.

Dolores Subia BigFoot, PhD., is a child psychologist by training who holds the Presidential Professorship within the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.