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ERIC Number: EJ937556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0748-9633
Use of Ifa as a Means of Addressing Mental Health Concerns among African American Clients
Ojelade, Ifetayo I.; McCray, Kenja; Ashby, Jeffrey S.; Meyers, Joel
Journal of Counseling & Development, v89 n4 p406-412 Fall 2011
African Americans underuse counseling services because of factors such as cultural mistrust, stigma, and culturally incongruent treatment interventions. As a result, this population relies on informal healing networks. The foundations of these networks have been outlined within the professional literature. However, limited attention has been given to the indigenous healing methods used by African Americans in lieu of counseling. This article explores the conceptual, diagnostic, and treatment strategies of the indigenous healing system, Yoruba-based Ifa.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
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Language: English
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