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Therapy, Culture and Spirituality

Developing Therapeutic Practice

  • Greg Nolan
  • William West

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Greg Nolan, William West
    Pages 1-6
  3. Roy Moodley, Claire Barnes
    Pages 7-23
  4. Christa Gorsedene
    Pages 38-55
  5. Wayne Richards
    Pages 92-106
  6. Valda Swinton
    Pages 159-174
  7. Peter Madsen Gubi
    Pages 175-187
  8. Rachel Cleary, Robert D. Schweitzer
    Pages 208-220
  9. Greg Nolan, William West
    Pages 221-231
  10. William West, Greg Nolan
    Pages 232-234
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 235-244

About this book


This edited collection addresses how therapy can engage with issues of race, culture, religion and spirituality. It is a response to the need for practitioners to further their understanding and skills base in developing ways of appropriately responding to the interconnectivity of these evolving issues.


Culture race spirituality religion gender sexuality class age disability therapy counselling psychotherapy multiculturalism multi-faith counseling education Skills Supervision Therapeut Training women

Editors and affiliations

  • Greg Nolan
    • 1
  • William West
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LeedsUK
  2. 2.University of ManchesterUK

About the editors

Claire Barnes, University of Toronto, Canada Terry Biddington, Manchester Higher Education Community, UK Jeni Boyd, Independent Scholar, UK Rachel Cleary, Independent Scholar, Australia Kam Dhilllon, Therapist, UK Christa Gorsedene, Independent Scholar, UK Peter Madsen Gubi, University of Chester, UK Nasreen Mansoor, The Manchester College, UK Roy Moodley, University of Toronto, Canada Greg Nolan, University of Leeds, UK Wayne Richards, Worcester University, UK Robert Schweitzer, Queensland University of Technology, Australia David Paul Smith, Saybrook University, USA William West, University of Manchester, UK Dori Yusef, University of East London, UK

Bibliographic information


“In Therapy, Culture and Spirituality Nolan and West bring together writings exploring the interconnectivity of culture, religion, spirituality and ‘race’ in the context of therapeutic practice and research. The book is a welcome addition to the increasing scholarly interest in interrogating artificial dichotomies such as ‘nature’/‘culture’ and ‘objective’ science and medicine/‘subjective’ counselling and therapy in understanding and working with human distress.” (Dr. Jayasree Kalathil, The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Vol. 15, December, 2015)