The Transforming Power of Spirituality:
Breaking Barriers and Creating Common Ground
The First North American Conference
on Spirituality and Social Work
May 25-27, 2006
University of Waterloo
The ' First North American Conference on Spirituality and Social Work' was a joint international conference of the Canadian Society for Spirituality and Social Work and the Society for Spirituality and Social Work (USA), and was hosted by Rension College, University of Waterloo, Waterloo Ontarion).
The proceedings include papers, overheads, and outlines of workshops, that have been submitted by scholars, practitioners and students who presented at the First North American Conference on Spirituality and Social Work (2006). These proceedings provide a good representation of the variety of workshops and papers presented.
These proceedings are made available with publication support from St. Thomas University, and the social work programs at Arizona State University, King's College (University of Western Ontario), Renison College (University of Waterloo), University of British Columbia, and the University of Calgary.
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PRESENTATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
Keynote Address: by Edward Canda
Spiritual Connections in Social Work: Boundary Violations and Transcendance
The African-American Spiritual and Ethical Guide to End of Life Care.ppt Gloria Thomas Anderson
Perspectives of a Macro Practitioner Thomas Brenner
Investigating the Helpfulness of Dream Exploration in Spirituality Infuenced Group Work.ppt Diana Coholic & Julie Le Breton
Personal Kabbalah Using the Kabbalistic Tree of Life to Intergrate Spirituality and Social Work Penny Cohen
Dynamic Transformation of Consciousness, Breaking in Psychotherapy Lyndall Demere & Marilyn Stickle
The Tranforming Power of Spiritually Priented Music based Intervention- A Model for Contemplative Meditation.ppt Wilfred Gallant
The New Discourse on Spirituality and its Implications for the Helping Professions.ppt Annemarie Gockel
Providing Students with a Spirituality based Launch into their first Field Placements.ppt Eunice Gorman & Mary Lou Karley
Creative and Expressive Arts in Clinical Social Work.ppt Jennifer Judelsohn
The Spiritual Transformation of Social (Justice) Work: A Charter of Social Responsibilities Corresponding to Vital Human Needs
Social Work as an Integral Profession Heather Larkin The Wellness Wheel:
An Aboriginal Contribution to Social Work
Margot Loiselle & Lauretta McKenzie
Understanding the Spiritual Lives of Adolescents
LPI’S Life Source Mapping: 7 'E's of Liberation and Spirituality Dianne Prevatt-Hyles
The Unbound Heart: Spirituality and Purpose in Life amoung Formerly Incarcerated Substance Users.ppt Dina Redman
ShamanicHealing in Social Work Practice.ppt Cathryne L. Schmitz & Christine H. Stinson
The Change Agency of Emotional Connectedness: The Link between
Emotions, Emotional Intelligence ang Spirituality James E. Smith
Social Work and the Evolution of Consciousness Priscilla Smith & Nikki Wingerson
Narnia, C.S. Lewis and Introducing Spirituality in the Soical Work Classroom Laura E. Taylor
The Enneagram: A Tool for Self-Reflection, Critical Appraisal and
Introducing Spirituality in the Classroom Laura E. Taylor
Transforming Video Therapy (TVT): Using Techonology to create pathways
to a "witness consciousness" Jana Vinsky
Entering a Meadow of Common Ground to Address Spiritual and Religious Diversity C. Fred Weaver & Cynthia J. Weaver
The Answer Within - The Role of the Church in the Black Community:
A Community Development Response to the Violence in Toronto Gillian Wells
The Role of Spirituality in Professional Coping among Social Work Students Yu-Wen Ying
Transforming Social Work's Understanding of Person and Environment: Spirituality and the "Common Ground" Micheal Kim Zapf