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August 4 and 5, 2009
Integrating Traditional Healing Practices
into Counselling and Psychotherapy

Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario

Sponsored by:
The Indigenous Education Network, OISE
The Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies, OISE

Including the Lifetime Achievement Award for Multicultural and Diversity Counselling to
Dr. Joseph Trimble from Western Washington Univesity.

Read here for more information and a brief biography.

ATTENTION: For those who have submitted a proposal but have not received a response from us, please contact us at cdcp@oise.utoronto.ca ASAP.

NEW: Registration is open! Click on the Conference registration form (pdf). This is a form-fillable pdf. Please type into the form, print it, and mail it with payment to the address provided on the form.


The CDCP is proud to present our 5th Critical Multicultural Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference on August 4-5, 2009.

Our Conference topics will be grouped under the five sections below. In your proposal, please indicate the section(s) to which it applies. Participants can only offer TWO presentations (in any combinations of academic papers, research posters, workshops, symposium panel member).

More information on the program schedule, keynote address, and registration will be updated in the months ahead.

Section 1: History, Philosophy, and Politics of Healing
In this section we are accepting papers on the history and philosophy of traditional healing; Shamanic healing; Healing through Magic and spirituality; The Social History and Anthropology of traditional healing. Immigration, migration and diaspora and traditional healing; …

Section 2: Ethnic and Cultural Traditional Healers and Healing
Aboriginal Healers and Healing; Traditional Healers and Healing in Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe; North America and Latin-American traditional healers and healing; …

Section 3: Spirituality, Religion and Cultural Healing
Animism and African religions; Buddhist and Hindu healing; Pentecostal, Charismatic, and "Third Wave" Christianity; Islamic and Jewish Healers and Healing; Pagan and New Age Religions; .. .

Section 4: Traditional Healing and its Contemporary Formulations
Sweat Lodge as a Healing Ritual; Ayurveda; Naturopathy; TCM; Morita and Nikan Therapy; Network chiropractics; I-Ching; Yoga; Mindfulness meditation; Shiatsu; Reiki; Touch and Energy healing; Qigong; …

Section 5: Collaboration and Finding the Link between Traditional Healing and Counselling/ Psychotherapy
What can counsellors learn from Aboriginal and Indigenous People about how to heal; Body/Mind/Spirit Holism in psychotherapy; Crossing the line between Talking Therapies and Spiritual Healing; Counsellors and traditional healers in conversation; …


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