chapter  13
Spiritually Centered Therapy: Emphasis on an African American Family in a Changing Multicultural Community
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T he social work profession has recently begun to acknowledge publicly,through professional associations and scholarship, that spirituality is aquality and a capacity of the social worker and of importance to practice (Canda & Furman, 1999; Joseph, 1988). Because spiritual and religious practices are crucial elements of an individual’s development and cultural experience, social workers should consider creating an environment that enables clients to explore these issues.