Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work: An Empirically Based Approach to Assessment and Treatment

Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work: An Empirically Based Approach to Assessment and Treatment

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Integrative therapy focuses on the mind-body-spirit relationship, recognizes spirituality as a fundamental domain of human existence, acknowledges and utilizes the mind's power as well as the body's, and reaches beyond self-actualization or symptom reduction to broaden a perception of self that connects individuals to a larger sense of themselves and to their communities. When it was published in 2009, Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work was the first book to strongly connect Western therapeutic techniques with Eastern philosophy and practices, while also providing a comprehensive and pragmatic agenda for social work, and mental health professionals. This breakthrough text, written by a cast of highly regarded researchers from both Asia and America, presented a holistic, therapeutic approach that ties Eastern philosophy and practical techniques to Western forms of therapy in order to help bring about positive, transformative changes in individuals and families. This second features a major reorganization of Part III: Applications and Treatment Effectiveness, renamed to "Evidence-informed Translational Practice and Evidence." Based on systematic reviews of Integrative body-mind-spirit practices, Part III provides a "resource guide" of different types of integrative practices used in diverse health and mental health conditions. A new companion website includes streaming video clips showing demonstrations of the BMS techniques described in the book and worksheets and client resources/handouts. Here, the authors provide a pragmatic, step-by-step description of assessment and treatment techniques that employ an integrative, holistic perspective. They begin by establishing the conceptual framework of integrative body-mind-spirit social work, then expertly describe, step-by-step, assessment and treatment techniques that utilize integrative and holistic perspectives. Numerous case studies demonstrate the approach in action, such as one with breast cancer patients who participated in body-mind-spirit and social support groups and another in which trauma survivors used meditation to get onto a path of healing. These examples provide solid empirical evidence that integrative body-mind-spirit social work is indeed a practical therapeutic approach in bringing about tangible changes in clients. The authors also discuss ethical issues and give tips for learning integrative body-mind-spirit social work. Professionals in social work, psychology, counseling, and nursing, as well as graduate students in courses on integral, alternative, or complementary clinical practice will find this a much-needed resource that complements the growing interest in alternatives to traditional Western psychotherapy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190458539
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Mo Yee Lee, PhD, RSW, Professor and PhD Program Director, College of Social Work, The Ohio State University Celia H. Y. Chan, PhD, CT, RSW, Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong Cecilia L. W. Chan, PhD, RSW, JP, Si Yuan Chair Professor in Health and Social Work, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong Siu-man Ng, PhD, Associate Professor and Deputy Head, Department of Social Work; Social Administration and Associate Director, Centre on Behavioral Health, The University of Hong Kong Pamela P. Y. Leung, PhD, RSW, CEO, The Hong Kong Society for Rehabilitation; Honorary Assistant Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, The University of Hong Kong

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Edward R. Canda Preface and Acknowledgments List of Contributors 1. The Coming of Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work Part I: A Theoretical and Practice Framework of Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work 2. Philosophical Underpinnings of Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work: Holistic Wellness and the Beauty of Harmony 3. Assumptions of Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work Regarding Change Part II: Elements of Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work 4. Systemic Assessment: Everything is Connected 5. Formulating a Treatment Plan: A Multidimensional Approach 6. The Power of the Mind: Moving Beyond Cognition and Problem Resolution 7. Nurturing the Body for Balance and Tranquility 8. Spiritual Growth and Transformation: Expanding Life's Horizons 9. Centering the self: Personal Growth and Transformation Part III: Evidence-informed Translational Practice and Evidence 10. Towards the Development of Holistic Wellness Measurements by Candy H. C. Fong, Bobo H. P. Lau,&Nancy X. Yu (co-first authors) 11. Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Intervention for People with Dementia: A Holistic Revitalization Model by Amy Y. M. Chow, Patrick P. T. Chow, O. Shinsei and Iris K. N. Chan 12. Spirituality and Survivorship: The Body-Mind-Spirit Approach to Enhance and Transform Cancer Coping by Rainbow T.H. Ho, Adrian H.Y. Wan, Hsiao Fei Hsiu, and Lee Geok Ling 13. Sleepless Nights - Intervention to enhance holistic well-being of individuals with persistent insomnia by Ji Xiao Wen, Jessie S.M. Chan, and Cecilia L.W. Chan. 14. Applying Integrated Body-Mind-Spirit Approach to People with Chronic Skin Disease by Celia H. Y. Chan and Y. L. Fung 15. Moving out of darkness: Application of the Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Approach in the treatment of depression by Mark J. Brenner, Pamela P.Y. Leung, Rentala Sreevani and Joshua K. M. Nan 16: Application of Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Approaches within Conflict-Induced Displacement by Malabika Das 17: Workplace well-being: Paradigm shift from combating burnout and stress to nurturing engagement and body-mind-spirit (BMS) wellness by Siu-man Ng, Amos C.Y. Cheung, Ken K.W. Chow, Vicky Q. Wang 18. The Holistic Healthcare Model as a Recovery Approach to Schizophrenia by Rainbow T.H. Ho, Adrian H.Y. Wan, Friendly S.W. Au-Yeung, and L.F. Lee 19. Yoga as a method to integrate body/mind/spirit with social work clients by Donna Wang, PhD, LMSW, Susan, Tebb, PhD, MSW, RYT-500 20. Integrative Wellness Coaching by James Beauchemin 21. Using an Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Approach in Couple Counseling by Brennan Peterson, Ph.D. and Ashley Hodgson, BM.A., RYT 22. Applying Integrated Body-Mind-Spirit Approach into Counseling on Reproductive Medicine by Celia H. Y. Chan and Queenie S. Wong 23. Mindfulness Meditation Interventions with Children and Adolescents: Research Findings and Implications for Social Work Practice by Afton Kechter and David S. Black Part IV: Learning and Using Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work in Practice 24. Ethics and Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work 25. Learning Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work Appendix I: Integrative Body-Mind-Spirit Social Work Fidelity Scale Part V: I-BMS Resources at I-BMS Worksheets I-BMS Videos Supplementary Chapters Appendix II: The Brain, the Body and the Mind by Lara K. Palay Index

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