1st Edition

Spirituality in Social Work New Directions

By Edward R Canda Copyright 1998
    126 Pages
    by Routledge

    126 Pages
    by Routledge

    As Spirituality in Social Work: New Directions shows you, there has been an increase of interest among social workers concerning spiritual matters. In response to this collective interest, Edward Canda and several other members of the Society for Spirituality and Social Work have compiled a thorough and timely compendium of social work research, theory, and practice. Their book will guide you in your efforts to meet the needs of your families and clients while still remaining educated and respectful of the many religous and nonreligious views different people have.

    In Spirituality in Social Work, you'll get an update on the current state of spirituality, social work scholarship, and education. From there, you'll move on to current appraisals of the many specialized ways social work educators are teaching spirituality in MSW programs, and you'll ultimately come full circle to a fuller understanding of the many ways social work and spirituality complement and inform each other in the classroom as well as in the field of practice. Most importantly, you'll get specific guidance on these topics:

    • how to enhance the intuition of social workers
    • when to apply the Transegoic model to a dying adolescent
    • where to engage in conceptions of spirituality in social work literature
    • what Taoist insights can do to enhance social work practice
    • how social work can prosper in future efforts to link spirituality and social work

      In many ways, Spirituality in Social Work is a spiritual awakening in its own right--for social workers, for individuals, and for communities at large. The demand for social work practitioners, educators, and community officials to be cross-trained in spirituality and social work is on the rise. So, if you're struggling to find new ways to deal with the ever-increasing and ever-diversifying demand for spiritual training in your particular social work setting, pick up this insightful edition and find new hope and direction in the many different ways that social work and spirituality can work together for you.

    • Foreword
    • Social Work's Conceptualization of Spirituality
    • Spirituality and Religion in Graduate Social Work Education
    • An Exploration of Intuition for Social Work Practice and Education
    • Taoism and the Strengths Perspective
    • Between Two Worlds: The Psychospiritual Crisis of a Dying Adolescent
    • The Relation Between Church and State: Issues in Social Work and the Law
    • Afterword: Linking Spirituality and Social Work: Five Themes for Innovation
    • Index


    Edward R Canda