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Discerning the Spirit: Re-Imagined Social Work
The Fourth Annual Canadian Conference
on Spirituality and Social Work
May 26-28, 2005
King's College
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario

It is intended that these proceedings will support the the ongoing discussion, dialogue, and research that is taking place in the area of spirituality and social work. These proceedings include papers, overheads, and outlines of workshops, that have been submitted by scholars, practitioners and students who presented at the Fourth Annual Canadian Conference on Spirituality and Social Work (2005). These proceedings provide a good representation of the variety of workshops and papers presented.

These proceedings are made available with publication support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and St. Thomas University.

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Reframing Spirituality, Reconceptualizing Change  (ppt)             Michele Butot
      (Notes accompanying the overheads)

Spirituality and Clinical Research  (ppt)                                             Diana Coholic
      (Notes accompanying the overheads)

The Function of Spirituality in Addressing the Stress of Work
                                                                                       Rick Csiernik / David W. Adams

Examining the Role and Practice of Social Work Within the Catholic Church
                                         Joanne Ebear / Rick Csiernik / Reverend Michael Béchard

Toward a Welcoming Church:  A Mennonite Case Example                                                                                                                                                  Cheryl Farris-Manning

Spirituality and Practice                                                                         Andrew Feron

All Stories that I Carry: Encountering the Spiritual in Clinical Practice  (.ppt)                                                                                                                             Eunice Gorman

Discerning and Transforming Spiritual Trauma: A Harm Reduction-Based Approach to Social (Justice) Work                                                             Edward Kruk

From Piety to Malady: The Spiritual Birth of Anorexia  (ppt)
             (Notes accompanying the overheads)                                    Lucinda Kunkel

Spirituality and Adult Education: An Emergent Perspective
                 Al Lauzon

Reflections on Spirtuality and Social Work: How I Integrate Spirituality
in my Work with Clients
                                                               Gloria Kropf Nafziger

"You call that spiritual practice:  Discerning practice – yours mine and ours” Workshop Summary                                                                      Gloria Kropf Nafziger

The Bonderman Travel Fellowship Essay                               Quynh-Tram Nguyen

Social Work Frameworks and Spirituality
(ppt)                                  Ellen Perrault

What if Your Spirituality Train is Just Leaving the Station?           Laura Taylor

Psychology's Potential for Reconciliation with Spiritual and Religious Traditions: Caveats and Recommendations for Social Workers
                                                                                                            Richard Walsh-Bowers

Program Evaluation Re-Imagined:Discerning the Spirit of the Whole Child Project in Whitehorse, Yukon                                                                             Kim Zapf