Korean Social Welfare

Social Welfare in South Korea. University of Kansas MSW Social Welfare in South Korea Study Abroad Brochure.

Spiritual Diversity and Social Work in Korea. Powerpoint of Kansas Asia Scholars Program 2002-2006 (pdf)

Canda, E. R. (1979). The tiger and the shaman: Mastery of sacred power in Korea. (Unpublished M.A. thesis). University of Denver.

Canda, E. R. (1980). The Korean mountain spirit. Korea Journal, 20(9), 11-16.

Canda, E. R. (1981). The Korean tiger: Trickster and servant of the sacred. Korea Journal, 21(11), 22-38.

Canda, E. R. (1982). Korean shamanic initiation as therapeutic transformation: A transcultural view. Korea Journal, 22(11), 13-26.

Canda, E. R. (1983). Korean shamanic initiation as therapeutic transformation. In Korean National Commission for UNESCO (Ed.), Korean folklore (pp. 21-47). Arch Cape, OR: Pace International Research, and Seoul, Korea: Si-Sa-Yong-O-Sa Publishers, Inc. (reprint).

Canda, E. R. (1987). Contributions of Eastern philosophy to Western science in the modern world. Korean Religions, 11-12, 101-109. 

Canda, E. R. (1989). Challenge for renewal of Korean Shamanism: An abstract. Koreana Newsletter, 1, 1-3.

Canda, E. R. (1989). Korean Shamanism in the contemporary world: Challenge for renewal. Korea Journal, 29(4), 4-11.

Canda, E. R. (1992). Korea Shamanism: One American’s spiritual insights. Koreana, 6(2),

Canda, E. R. (1993). Gripped by the drum: The Korean tradition of nongak. Shaman’s Drum, (Fall/Winter), 18-23.

Canda, E. R. (1995). Bodhisattva, sage, and shaman: Exemplars of compassion and service in traditional Korean religions. In Ho-Youn Kwon (Ed.), Korean cultural roots: Religion and social thoughts (pp. 31-44). Chicago, IL: Integrated Technical Resources.

Canda, E.R. (1996). Creating Stone Pagodas (​pdf)​. Primary Point, 14(2), 21-23. 

Canda, E. R. (1999). A transpersonal approach to psychosocial assessment in spiritually sensitive social work. Social Science Review (Institute for Social Sciences, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea), 38(1), 151-175.

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. www.ejsw.net.

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. (electronic journal,

Canda, E. R. (2003). Author’s preface. In Park Seung-Hee (Trans.), Spiritual diversity in social work practice by Edward R. Canda & Leola Dyrud Furman, Korean Edition (pp. 7-10). Seoul Korea: Sungkyunkwan University Press.

Canda, E. R. (2003). Korean shamanic initiation as therapeutic transformation: A transcultural view. In Korean National Commission for UNESCO (Ed.). Korean anthropology: Contemporary Korean culture in flux (pp. 423-445). Elizabeth, NJ: Hollym. (Competitively selected reprint of 1982 article for Anthology of Korean Studies, vol. III.)  

Canda, E. R. (2009). Nurturing the spiritual development of youth through professional helping: Emerging issues in international perspective. In J. W. Cheon & E. R. Canda (Eds.), Spirituality, social work, and youth development (pp. 9-26). Seoul, Korea; Shinjeong Publishing Company. [Edited and revised version also released as article in Currents: New Scholarship in the Human Services, 9(1), 1-14. Open access online journal: http://currents.synergiesprairies.ca/currents/index.php/currents/article/viewFile/35/36]

Canda, E.R. (2010). Nurturing the Spiritual Development of Youth Through Professional Helping: Emerging Issues in International Perspective (pdf). Currents, 9(1), 1-14. 

Canda, E. R. (2013). Confucianism. In S. Jeffers, M. Nelson, V. Barnet & M. Brannigan (Eds.), The essential guide to religious traditions and spirituality for health care providers. London, UK: Radcliffe Publishing.

Canda, E. R. (2013). Filial piety and care for elders: A contested Confucian virtue re-examined. Journal of Ethnic & Cultural Diversity in Social Work, 22:3-4, 213-2234, doi: 10.1080/15313204.2013.843134 (Special Issue: Culturally Informed Social Work Interventions, Program, Practice & Policy).

Canda, E. R., & Canda, H. J. (1996). Korean spiritual philosophies of human service: Current state and prospects. Social Development Issues, 18(3), 53-70.

Canda, E. R., & Cheon, J. W. (Eds.). (2010). Spirituality in positive youth development and social work—Special Issue. Currents: New Scholarship for the Human Services, 9(1), open access international electronic journal: http://currents.synergiesprairies.ca/currents/index.php/currents

The articles in this special issue of Currents derive from the Second Biennial World Conference on Positive Youth Development and Welfare through Strengths and Spirituality: Views from Korea and America, held at the University of Kansas in 2008. This editorial introduction provides background to the articles and an overview of their contributions. It explains the international context of the recent movement to address youth spirituality, including guiding values for spiritually sensitive social work, definitions of spirituality and religion, and recent historical trends. Finally, potential hazards for spiritual development of youth are highlighted related to neglect of spirituality by helping professionals, maltreatment by religious and spiritual authorities, constriction of spiritually gifted youth, and oppression of youth members of religious and nonreligious minorities.

Canda, E. R., & Furman, L. E. (1999). Spiritual diversity in social work practice: The heart of helping. New York, NY: Free Press. (Note: Also published in Korean translation by Sungkyunkwan University Press, Seoul, Korea, 2003, trans. Seung-Hee Park.)

Canda, E. R., & Imbrogno, S. (1988). General systems theory and the Book of Changes: Toward a convergence of Western and Eastern thought. Journal of Eastern Studies, 22, 203-231. (English and Korean)

Canda, E. R., Shin, S. I., & Canda, H. J. (1993). Traditional philosophies of human service in Korea and contemporary social work implications. Social Development Issues, 15(3), 84-104.

Kang, N., & Canda, E. R. (1995). Opening the word-gate: The innovative style of a Korean shaman. Shaman’s Drum, (Summer), 49-55.

Kim, K. M., & Canda, E. R. (2009). Spirituality and social work scholarship in Korea: A content analysis. Korean Journal of Social Welfare Studies, 40(2), 203-225.

Lim, J. W., & Lee, K. K. (Under Review). Developing a socio-cultural stress and coping model applicable to Korean-Americans: A review of empirical literature on Korean- Americans’ depression. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine


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