Holy Spaces: The Use of Sacred Text in Clinical Social Work

By Dana Rawitch

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), September 1997

Jewish social work involves creating not only a safe space for the client to heal but also a holy space, and the most direct way to do so is to use sacred text in a clinical therapy setting. By exploring clients' Jewish identity and using Jewish texts where appropriate, the clinician may help them move beyond a certain point of choiceĆ¢??Nekudat HabchiraĆ¢??which they have been unable to move beyond previously. In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.74 no.1, Fall 1997.

Topic: Social Services, Jewish Identification, Mental Health

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 74/No. 1

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Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Rawitch, Dana. Holy Spaces: The Use of Sacred Text in Clinical Social Work. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). September 1997: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=1287


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