Banerjee, M. B., & Canda, E. R. (2012). Culturally competent international social work research. CSWE’s Council on Global Learning, Research, and Practice: Online Module for Teaching in the Research Curriculum.

Beckford, J. A., & Demerath, N. J. (2007). The SAGE handbook of the sociology of religion. Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications.

Canda, E. R. (1982). Therapeutic transformation: A transcultural model for clinical social work. (Unpublished M.S.W. thesis). The Ohio State University, Columbus.

Canda, E. R. (1986). A conceptualization of spirituality for social work: Its issues and implications. (Doctoral dissertation) The Ohio State University, Columbus. Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International. Order #8625190. 

Canda, E. R. (1988). Conceptualizing spirituality for social work: Insights from diverse perspectives. Social Thought, 14(1), 30-46.

Canda, E. R. (1988). Therapeutic transformation in ritual, therapy, and human development. Journal of Religion and Health, 27(3), 205-220.

Canda, E. R. (1990). Spirituality re-examined. Spirituality and Social Work Communicator, 1(1), 13-14.

Canda, E. R. (Ed. and Founder). (1990-1992). Spirituality and Social Work Journal (formerly Spirituality and Social Work Communicator). Note: Merged with the journal Social Thought (now Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work) in 1993.

Canda, E. R. (1991). Government funding of innovative research. Philosophical Issues in Social Work, 2(2/3), 9-10.

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

Canda, E. R. (1997). Spirituality in social work. Encyclopedia of social work supplement, 1997 (pp. 299-309). Silver Spring, MD: National Association of Social Workers Press.

Canda, E. R. (1998). A world view on spirituality and social work. Society for Spirituality and Social Work Newsletter, 5(2), 4.

Canda, E. R. (1998). Linking spirituality and social work: Five themes for innovation. Social Thought: Journal of Religion in the Social Services, 18(2), 97-106.

Canda, E. R. (Ed.). (1998). Spirituality in social work: New directions. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. Currently being translated for publication in Korea. (Also released as special issue of Social Thought, 18(2).

Canda, E. R. (1999). A world view on spirituality and social work: Focus on East Asia. The Spirituality and Social Work Forum, 6(2), 4.

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. (1999). Spiritually sensitive social work: Key concepts and ideals. Journal of Social Work Theory and Practice, 1(1), 1-15. (Was available online at Bemidji State University, but not currently available, Fall 2015)

Canda, E. R. (2002). A world wide view on spirituality and social work: Reflections from the USA experience and suggestions for internationalization. Currents: New Scholarship for the Human Services, 1(1), 11 pages. (electronic journal,

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

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. (2005). The future of spirituality in social work: The farther reaches of human nurture. Advances in Social Work, 6(1), 97-108.

Canda, E. R. (2008). Spiritual connection in social work: Boundary violations and transcendence. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought 27(1-2), 25-40.

Canda, E. R. (2009). Cosmocentric social work: Spiritual diversity and caring for the healing of the world. In A. Yoshida, H. Moriya, & Y. Hirano (Eds.), Holistic care: Education, welfare, and nursing based on the new relationships (pp. 136-142). Kyoto, Japan: Japan Holistic Education Society. (Japanese language, trans. Yoshiharu Nakagawa.)

Canda, E. R. (2009). Spiritual well-being. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), The encyclopedia of positive psychology, volume 2 (924-928). Oxford, UK & Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Canda, E. R. (2013). Human needs: Religion and spirituality (update). In C. Franklin et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Work (e-reference edition). Oxford University Press.

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., Nakashima, M., Burgess, V., Russel, R. & Barfield, S. T. (2003). Spiritual diversity and social work: A comprehensive bibliography with annotations (2nd ed.). Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Canda, E. R., & Smith, E. D. (Eds.). (2001). Transpersonal perspectives on spirituality in social work. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press. (Also released as double issue of Social Thought, 20(1/2).)

Fetzer Institute (1999). Multidimensional measurement of religiousness/spirituality for use in health research: A report of the Fetzer institute/national institute on aging working group. Kalamazoo, MI: Fetzer Institute.

Fowler, J. (2000). Becoming adult, Becoming Christian. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Fuller, A. R. (2008). Psychology and religion: classical theorists and contemporary developments. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

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

Hill, P. and Wood, R. (Eds.) (1999). Measures of religiosity. Birmingham, AL: Religious Education Press.

Imbrogno, S., & Canda, E. R. (1988). Social work as an holistic system of activity. Social Thought, 14(1), 16-29.

Larkin, H. (2014). A whole delivery measure of comprehensive service provision. The Journal of
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Lewandowski, C., & Canda, E. R. (1995). A typological model for the assessment of religious groups. Social Thought: Journal of Religion in the Social Services, 18(1), 17-38.

Meinert, R. G., Pardeck, J. T., & Murphy, J. W. (Eds.) (1998). Postmodernism, religion and the future of social work. New York, NY: Haworth Press.

Nelson-Becker, H. (2003). Practical philosophies: Interpretations of religion and spirituality by African-American and Jewish elders. Journal of Religious Gerontology, 14(2/3), 85-99.

Nelson-Becker, H. (2005). Does a dual degree make a difference in social work: An empirical study. Social Thought, 24(1/2), 111-124.  (This was a comparative study of social work graduates with an MDiv or MA in religion and a joint MSW degree together with graduates with only a MSW.)

Nelson-Becker, H. (2006). Voices of resilience: Older adults in hospice care. Journal of Social Work in End-of-Life and Palliative Care, 2(3), 87-106.

Nelson-Becker, H. & Canda, E. R. (2008). Research on religion, spirituality, and aging: A social work perspective on the state of the art. Journal of Religion, Spirituality, & Aging, 20(3), 177-193.

Nelson-Becker, H. (2009). Exploring we will go: The investigation of religion and spirituality in older populations. Journal of Religion, Spirituality, & Aging, 21(4), 259-267. DOI: 10.1080/15528030902862463

Nelson-Becker, H. (2011). Research in spirituality, religion, and aging: An emerging area. Generations Review. Available online

Newberg, A., D’Aquili, E. & Rause, V. (2001). Why God won’t go away: Brain science and the biology of belief. New York, NY: Ballantine.

Pargament, K. I., Koenig, H. G., & Perez, L. M. (2000). The many methods of religious coping: Developments and initial validation of RCOPE. Clinical Psychology. 56(4), 519-543.

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

Robbins, S. P., Chatterjee, P., & Canda, E. R. (2012). Contemporary human behavior theory: A critical perspective for social work (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Seybold, K. S. (2007). Explorations in neuroscience, psychology, and religion. Ashgate science and religion series. Aldershot, Hants, England: Ashgate Pub.

Sharma, A. (2005). Religious studies and comparative methodology: The case for reciprocal illumination. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Wilber, K. (2006). Integral spirituality: A startling new role for religion in the modern and postmodern world. Boston, MA: Integral Books.

Witkin, S. L. (2011). Social construction and social work practice: Interpretations and innovations. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.

Witkin, S. L. & Saleebey, D. (2007). Social work dialogues: Transforming the canon in inquiry, practice, and education. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education Press. 

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