Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 November 2019

624 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190602291

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Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice

The Heart of Helping

Third Edition

Edward R, Canda, Leola Dyrud Furman, and Hwi-Ja Canda

  • Provides a comprehensive framework of values, knowledge, and skills for addressing religion and spirituality with diverse religious and nonreligious clients.This framework has been widely recognized as pioneering, innovative, and ground-breaking since the first edition of 1999.
  • Includes extensive integration of national, international, and interdisciplinary research and innovations addressing religion and spirituality in social work.
  • Provides practical tools that students and practitioners alike can put to immediate use.

New to this Edition:

  • 20 new case examples and vignettes from personal and professional experiences
  • Expansion of content on assessment and practice with two added chapters in Part III (Chapter 9, Spiritual Assessment; Chapter 11, Spiritual Growth Promoting Practices)
  • Increased integration of the strengths perspective throughout the book
  • Additional exercises to engage the reader in personal and professional growth
  • Addition of 12 Steps perspective in Part II
  • Increased content on macro issues and principles for compassionate and spiritually sensitive understandings of justice
  • Expanded material on youth and end-of-life

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