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Indigenous African healers and Western trained psychologists

Indigenous African healers and Western trained psychologists

a comparative study of interview methods

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Published by University of Zululand in Kwa Dlangezwa, South Africa .
Written in English

    Places:
  • South Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Interviewing in mental health -- South Africa.,
    • Psychiatry, Transcultural -- South Africa.,
    • Healers -- South Africa.,
    • Zulu (African people) -- Medicine.,
    • Clinical psychologists -- South Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 10-13.

      StatementS.D. Edwards ... [et al.].
      SeriesPublications series of the University of Zululand., no. 38
      ContributionsEdwards, S. D.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsAS611.A1 P83 no. 38, RC480.7 P83 no. 38
      The Physical Object
      Pagination22 p. ;
      Number of Pages22
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2595747M
      ISBN 100907995233
      LC Control Number85150326
      OCLC/WorldCa12806907

      The Western-trained professionals in Black Africa, in contrast, tended more to talk about types of patients and "treatment delivery systems." The Western-trained professionals gen- erally spoke about the similarities of patients, while the healers African Healing and Western Psychotherapy 7 emphasized the differences among by: 1. Traditional healing, the body and mind in psychotherapy Roy Moodley*, Patsy Sutherland and Olga Oulanova University of Toronto, Canada (Received 20 December ; final version received 4 March ) There is a growing trend in the West to .

      Indigenous Healing Psychology is a brilliant, groundbreaking work connecting psychology to its roots so it can more truly become a force for healing . THE AFRICAN WORLDVIEW AS THE BASIS OF PRACTICE IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS Dumisani Thabede and traditional healing, polygamy, rites of passage. Reve () states that “ the word African has been debatable due to the fact that many Africans adhere simultaneously to both traditional/African and Western psychological.

      South Africa leads continental efforts to bring traditional healers into a legal framework. In early , parliament approved a law to recognize the country’s estimated , healers as. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: iv, pages ; 20 cm. Contents: Reaction to illness and concepts of mental illness among representative samples of rural, urban, and university education Black people / by S.D. Edwards [and others] --Zulu culture bound psychiatric syndromes / by S.D. Edwards [and others] --Traditional Zulu theories of .


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“A remarkable culmination of Katz’s invaluable life-long work with Indigenous healers, Indigenous Healing Psychology is a brilliant, groundbreaking work connecting psychology to its roots so it can more truly become a force for healing and social change.

A genuine invitation to a breathtaking journey that is a rare treasure/5(9). Some of the western ways that do not help Psychotherapy in African need to be refined to suit African setting.

Key words: African Culture, Psychotherapy, Skills, Healing. methods. For instance, accessing the services of Indigenous healers remains a barrier for many Indigenous peoples (Kim & Kwok, ). Indigenous healing methods are not viewed as a legitimate and empirically valid form of healing by many Western mental health bodies (LaFromboise, ).

Of special significance is the fact that the book draws upon a knowledge base that has rarely entered into the Western dialogue about healing and empowerment—namely, Indigenous healing traditions, such as those practiced by the Ju/’hoansi of the Kalahari Desert, and the Cree and Anishnabeq First Nations of Canada.

nous healers—two Canadians and one African begin by asking if it is at all possible for indigenous healing to be conducted in a colonial context. COLONIALISM AND INDIGENOUS HEALING In recent decades, Indigenous Peoples1 have suffered from the consequences of some of the most destructive aspects of global “development.” However,File Size: KB.

Views on traditional healing: Implications for integration of traditional healing and Western medicine in South Africa by Maboe Gibson Mokgobi Submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Literature and Philosophy in Psychology at the University of South Africa Supervisor: Professor AC Van Dyk November CHAPTER 2 AFRICAN TRADITIONAL HEALERS’ UNDERSTANDING OF DEPRESSION AS A MENTAL ILLNESS: IMPLICATIONS FOR SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE Introduction Definitions of key concepts 12 The African traditional healer The diviner 13 The herbalist The faith healer 14 Theoretical Framework For example, the traditional African healer has a different construction and etiology about schizophrenia to that of a Western healer.

The Western healer may primarily look at the biological (chemical) basis of schizophrenia, while the traditional African healer might look at witchcraft and ancestors as possible by:   A Holistic Approach. One major difference between conventional, Western medicine and traditional African medicine, is the way of viewing illnesses and their its Western counter-part, traditional African medicine is said to take a holistic approach, which is based on the premise of interconnectedness, and often includes indigenous Author: Dhwty.

Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy critically examines ethnic minority cultural and traditional healing in relation to counseling and psychotherapy.

Authors Roy Moodley and William West highlight the challenges and changes in the field of multicultural counseling and psychotherapy by integrating current issues of traditional healing /5(2).

Get this from a library. Indigenous African healers and Western trained psychologists: a comparative study of interview methods. [S D Edwards;]. African psychotherapy, also referred to as “African indigenous counseling” or “African traditional counseling,” can be defined as a subdiscipline within the currently more inclusive field of psychotherapy in Africa (Madu et al.

), devoted to the study of the psychological healing systems indigenous to the traditional communities of Africa (Nwoye ). In Africa, the number of traditional healers far outnumbers Western-trained doctors by as much as In fact, it is estimated that 80% of rural health needs in Kenya are met by traditional healers.

Indigenous Psychology African Worldviews Psychopathology viewed from the traditional African perspective Traditional African approaches to healing Conclusion psychologists in Africa to see psychology as an indigenous disciplinary enterprise, associated with the propositions and practice of African traditional healing, and that also totalise the psychology of the West.

Tellingly, it is hard to fathom how this tendency can be a singular decisive instance of decolonisation of psychology in Africa. DawesCited by: 9. Incorporating African Indigenous Healing into the Counselling Services illness (aetiology), the typical symptoms associated with the illness, the preferred treatment options as well as the expected outcomes.

Eliciting patients’ explanatory models of illness is an important aspect of treatment (Bhui & Bhugra ; Patel ).File Size: KB. Integrating Traditional Healing Practices Into Counseling and Psychotherapy is an ideal text for undergraduate and graduate students studying multicultural counseling or psychotherapy.

The book is also a valuable resource for academics, researchers, psychotherapists, counselors, and other practitioners. Impressive results of Traditional Aboriginal Healers are starting to gain the attention and respect of western health professionals. In South Australia, a policy of cultural respect in the public health system strives to allow Indigenous patients to request a Traditional Aboriginal Healer known locally as ‘Ngangkari’.

The article concludes by discussing African traditional healing in the context of a contemporary health care discourse, as well as a proposal for dialogue between traditional healers, Western medical practitioners, the government of Ghana, and the governments of various countries where this issue may be applicable, to build a consensus in.

Western psychology, based on reductionism and positivism, to Eastern practices. He also pointed out the encouraging trend of the increasing interest of Western psychology in Eastern practices such as mindful meditation and yoga. I believe that in time we will have more empirical support for the capabilities of traditional healing practices.

Psychological counselling relates to basic humanity and universal values such as the regard for human dignity, healthy socialisation, and emotional health.

Counselling individuals who experience emotional or relational problems is a function of the helping and health care professions. Effective counselling should provide appropriate help to people living in a Cited by: 3.Traditional healers of Southern Africa are practitioners of traditional African medicine in Southern Africa.

They fulfill different social and political roles in the community, including divination, healing physical, emotional and spiritual illnesses, directing birth or death rituals, finding lost cattle, protecting warriors, counteracting witchcraft, and narrating the history. Hopa et al.

have looked at the perceptions on integration of traditional healers and Western healing in South Africa.

The study was carried out at the dawn of South Africa’s newly found democratic by: 5.