circle of care and hope

Circle of Care and Hope

I designed a holistic, interventionist approach to treating Blacks with mental illnesses and addiction. Specifically, this approach integrates and adapts three distinct principles of healing: a biblical worldview, which includes the various spiritual practices of the laying on of hands and anointing with oil, prayers and meditations, uplifting scripture readings, faith-centered music, and church fellowship; practices that are culturally appropriate for Blacks, which include building trust, focusing on strengths, accounting for a community-based mentality, and incorporating uniquely Black spirituality; and multitheoretical healing practices, which include therapies based on self-efficacy theory, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, twelve-step chemical dependency treatments, Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and Madeline Leininger's transcultural nursing theory.