Open Access Resources

Banerjee, M. B., & Canda, E. R. (2012). Culturally competent international social work research. Council on Social Work Education, Teaching International Social Work Online Module 7. 

Banerjee, M. M., & Canda, E. R. (2012). Comparing Rawlsian justice and the capabilities approach to justice from a spiritually sensitive social work perspective.Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 31, 9-31. 

Canda, E. R. (2022). The way of humanity: Confucian wisdom for an opening world – Teachings of the Korean philosopher, Haengchon; second edition. Lawrence, KS: The University of Kansas Libraries/ScholarWorks. 

Canda, E. R. (2021). Summary History of Connections Between Spirituality and Social Work Education in the United States.Lawrence, KS: Spiritual Diversity and Social Work Initiative. 

Canda, E. R. (2021). Addressing Spiritual Diversity in Professional Social Work Practice: Principles and Ethical Guidelines with Examples. Lawrence, KS: Spiritual Diversity and Social Work Initiative. 

Canda, E. R., Compiler (2021). Collected Publications of The Society for Spirituality and Social Work 1990 – 2005. Lawrence, KS: The University of Kansas Libraries/ScholarWorks. Open access ebook. 

Canda, E. R. (2021). Retrospects and Prospects: Lessons Learned from a Career Dedicated to Spirituality in Social Work. Lawrence, KS: Spiritual Diversity and Social Work Initiative. 

Canda, E. R. (February 18, 2021). Culturally and ethically appropriate use of Buddhist derived mindfulness practices in professional social work. North America Session on Indigenous Social Work Education and Practice, 5th International Academic Forum 2021 (online), Asian Research Institute for International Social Work, Shukutoku University, Japan. This session also included Dean Michael Yellow Bird of University of Manitoba Faculty of Social Work (on neurodecolonization) and Prof. Nicole Ives, McGill University School of Social Work (on developing Indigenous social work education programs), Canada. Video. Canda presentation is 3rd.

Canda, E. R. (2020). A Guide for Teaching About Spiritual Diversity in Social Work. Lawrence, KS: Spiritual Diversity and Social Work Initiative. 

Canda, E. R. (2020). My sojourn with the strengths perspective: Growth and transformation through crisis, illness, and disability. In A. Mendenhall & M. Carney (Eds.). Rooted in Strengths: Celebrating the Strengths Perspective in Social Work. Lawrence, KS: The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare and KU Library/ScholarWorks. 

Canda, E. R. (2020). Teaching Slides for Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice (ppt). Lawrence, KS: Spiritual Diversity and Social Work Initiative. 

Canda, E. R. (2019, November 14). A foundation of strengths: Growth & transformation through crisis, illness, and disability. Lecture video produced by The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, Lawrence, KS. Video: 

Canda, E. R. (October 15, 2014). Spiritual Strengths Assessment and Practice for Mental Health Recovery. Department of Social Work, Theological Faculty, Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. Video in English with Czech translation.

Canda, E. R. (October 31, 2013). Acceptance Speech for Significant Lifetime Achievement  Award, Council on Social Work Education, Washington, DC, at the CSWE Annual Program Meeting); for innovations in scholarship and education about spiritual diversity and spiritual development.

Canda, E. R., Organizer and Moderator (April, 2011). Symposium on Innovations in Korean and American Social Welfare through Cross-Cultural Collaborations, featuring Edward Canda, Daniel B. Lee, Kyung Mee Kim, Seung-Hee Park. Video produced with support from the KU Center for East Asian Studies and the School of Social Welfare. Primarily in English with some Korean translated to English. 

Canda, E. R. (July, 2010). Levels of filial piety and spiritual development: Re-envisioning a Confucian ideal for positive youth development and family relations. Keynote Address, WAYS Third Biennial World Conference on Youth Studies, Seoul, Republic of Korea. 

Canda, E. R. (Ed.). (2005). Special Issue on Spiritual Diversity in Social Work. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 11(3). 

Canda, E. R. (2003). Heed your calling and follow it far: Suggestions for authors who write about spirituality or other innovations for social work.Families in Society, 84(1), 80-85. 

Canda, E. R. (2002). Wisdom from the Confucian classics for spiritually sensitive social welfare. Currents: New Scholarship for the Human Services, 1(1), 31 pages. 

Canda, E. R. (2002). Toward spiritually sensitive social work scholarship: Insights from classical Confucianism. Electronic Journal of Social Work, 1(1), second article, 23 pages.

Canda, E. R. (Ed.). (1995). Spirituality: A Special Edition. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 1(4). 

Canda, E. R. (1991). East/West philosophical synthesis in transpersonal theory. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 18(4), 137-152. 

Canda, E. R. & Cheon, J. W.  (2010). Special Issue on Spirituality and Positive Youth Development.Currents: New Scholarship in the Human Services, 9(1). Open access online journal: 

Canda, E. R. & Furman L. D. (Eds). (2021). Final Executive Report of the Project on International Study of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work Practice 1997 – 2020. Lawrence, KS: Spiritual Diversity and Social Work Initiative. 

Canda, E. R., Nakashima, M., & Furman, L. D. (2004). Ethical considerations about spirituality in social work: Insights from a national qualitative survey. Families in Society, 85(1), 1-9. 

Cheon, J. W., & Canda, E. R. (2010). The meaning and engagement of spirituality for positive youth development in social work. Families in Society, 91(2), 121-126. 

Furman, L., Zahl, M. A., & Canda, E. R. (2005, February). An international analysis of US and Norwegian social workers: Spirituality, education, practice. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting, New York, New York. 

Gomi, S. & Canda, E. R. (2014). Teaching resource on spirituality and mental health recovery: Insights from the art and words of consumers of mental health services (pdf). Council on Social Work Education’s Religion and Spirituality Clearinghouse. Published online April 9, 2014. 

Gomi, S., & Canda, E. R. (2012). The Billiken: Bringer of good luck and cultural competence.Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 18(1), 73-82. 

Inagaki, M., Kikuchi, K., Gohori, J. & Canda, E. R. (2020). Buddhism and social work: On religious and spiritual issues, part two, Interview with Edward R. Canda. In M. Inagaki, K, Kikuchi, & J. Gohori (Eds.). Towards a New Horizon: Beyond the Buddhist Social Work, Exploring Buddhist Social Work (pp. 52-75). Tokyo: Gakubunsha. 

Nelson-Becker, H., Canda, E.R., & Nakashima, M. (2015). Spirituality in professional practice with older adults. In D. B. Kaplan & B. Berkman (Eds.), The Oxfordhandbook of social work in health and aging, revised edition (chapter 7, pp. 73-84) New York: Oxford University Press. [Revised from 2006 edition.] 

Nelson-Becker, H., & Canda, E. R. (2008). Spirituality, religion, and aging research in social work: State of the art and future possibilities.Journal of Religion, Spirituality, & Aging, 20(3), 177-193. 

Nelson-Becker, H., Nakashima, M., & Canda, E. R. (2006). Spiritual assessment in aging: A framework for clinicians.Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 48(3/4), 331-347. 

Robbins, S. P., Chatterjee, P., & Canda, E. R. (1999). Ideology, scientific theory, and social work practice.Families in Society, 80(4), 374-384.