Critical Perspectives in
Psychiatry and Mental Health:

A self-paced eLearning Workshop

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Eastern and Indigenous Cultures Informing Western Psychiatric Practice

The book Integrating Traditional Healing Practices into Counseling and Psychotherapy is a great place to start if you're interested in learning more about how Eastern and Indigenous cultures approach mental health and illness. Indeed, as a review of multicultural aspects this edited book also informs the content of the 7th component of this eLearning Workshop by giving consideration to many minority groups.

Using the full Table of Contents as a guide, some key chapters are highlighted below to spark your interest for further reading.

INTRODUCTION Roy Moodley,William West
PART I: INDIGENOUS PERFORMANCES, CULTURAL WORLDVIEWS AND SUPERNATURAL HEALING
Chapter 1. Shamanic Performances: Healing through Magic and the Supernatural Roy Moodley
Chapter 2. Aboriginal Worldview of Healing: Inclusion, Bending, and Bridging Anne Poonwassie, Ann Charter
Chapter 3. The Djinns: A Sophisticated Conceptualization of Pathologies and Therapies Toby Nathan
Chapter 4. Crossing the Line Between Talking Therapies and Spiritual Healing William West
PART II: HEALING AND CURING: TRADITIONAL HEALERS AND HEALING
Chapter 5. Indigenous Healers and Healing in a Modern World Anne Solomon, Njoki Nathani Wane
Chapter 6. Traditional Healing Practices in Southern Africa: Ancestral Spirits, Ritual Ceremonies, and Holistic Healing Olaniyi Bojuwoye
Chapter 7. Caribbean Healers and Healing: Awakening Spiritual and Cultural Healing Powers Ronald Marshall
Chapter 8. Latin American Healers and Healing: Healing as a Redefinition Process Lilian Gonzalez Chevez
Chapter 9. Traditional and Cultural Healing Among the Chinese Joseph K. So
Chapter 10. South Asian (Indian) Traditional Healing: Ayurveda, Shamanic and Sahaja Therapy Manoj Kumar, Dinesh Bhugra, Jagmohan Singh
PART III: SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION AND CULTURAL HEALING
Chapter 11: Animism: Foundation of Traditional Healing in Sub-Saharan Africa Clemmont E. Vontress
Chapter 12: Hindu Spirituality and Healing Practices Pittu Laungani
Chapter 13: Inner Healing Prayer in "Spirit-Filled" Christianity Fernando L. Garzon
Chapter 14: Islam, Divinity and Spiritual Healing Qulsoom Inayat
Chapter 15: Jewish Healing, Spirituality, and Modern Psychology Laura J. Praglin
Chapter 16: Buddhist Moments in Psychotherapy Roshni Daya
PART IV: TRADITIONAL HEALING AND ITS CONTEMPORARY FORMULATIONS
Chapter 17. Sweat Lodge as Psychotherapy: Congruence Between Traditional and Modern Healing David Paul Smith
Chapter 18. Maat: An African Centered Paradigm for Psychological and Spiritual Healing Mekada Graham
Chapter 19. Morita Therapy: A Philosophy of Yin/Yang Coexistence Charles P. Chen
Chapter 20. Pagan Approaches to Healing Estelle Seymour
Chapter 21. Yoga and Its Practice in Psychological Healing Josna Pankhania
Chapter 22. Holistic Healing, Paradigm Shift, and the New Age Patricia A. Poulin, William West
PART V: FINDING THE LINK BETWEEN TRADITIONAL HEALING AND THERAPY
Chapter 23. Spiritual and Healing Approaches in Psychotherapeutic Practice Robert N. Sollod
Chapter 24: Psychotherapy as Ritual: Connecting the Concrete With the Symbolic Michael Anderson
Chapter 25: The Healing Path: What Can Counselors Learn From Aboriginal People About How to Heal? Rod McCormick
Chapter 26: Herbalistas, Curandeiros and Bruxas: Valuable Lessons From Traditional Systems of Healing Birdie J. Bezanson, Gary Foster, Susan James
Chapter 27: Sharing Healing Secrets: Counselors and Traditional Healers in Conversation Rebecca Gawile Sima, William West



2007, Alex Drossos. Prepared for the OISE/UT course, TPS1820: The Healing Teacher