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Edward R. Canda Ph.D.

Professor
Coordinator of KU Spiritual Diversity and Social Work Initiative
Ph.D., Social Welfare, The Ohio State University
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Summary

Edward R. Canda is Professor and Coordinator of the Spiritual Diversity Initiative in the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas. He joined the faculty in 1989. Before coming to KU, Dr. Canda was on the social work faculty of the University of Iowa for three years. He has an M.A. in Religious Studies (University of Denver, 1979) and MSW and Ph.D. degrees in social work (The Ohio State University, 1982 and 1986). Dr. Canda's research and service address connections between cultural diversity, spirituality, and resilience in relation to health, mental health, and disabilities. For more than 40 years, Professor Canda has been exploring insights from Eastern philosophy for social welfare. He has been a Visiting Researcher or Professor in South Korea at Sungkyunkwan University and in Japan at Ritsumeikan and Doshisha Universities. He has about 200 publications and has conducted about 230 presentations in the United States and in many other countries, especially in East Asia and Central Europe. His most widely cited books are Spiritual Diversity in Social Work Practice (Canda and Furman, 1999/2010, Oxford University Press) and Contemporary Human Behavior Theory (Robbins, Chatterjee, and Canda, 1998/2006/2012, Pearson). Dr. Canda has taught courses mainly in human behavior theory (at BSW, MSW, and PhD levels), qualitative research methods (at PhD level), spiritual diversity in practice (at MSW level), and study abroad in Korea (at BSW, MSW, and PhD levels). In 2013, he received the Council on Social Work Education's Significant Lifetime Achievement Award for innovations on spirituality through scholarship and education.

Teaching Interests

  • Human Behavior Theory
  • Spiritual Diversity
  • Cultural Diversity
  • International Social Work
  • Study Abroad: Social Welfare in Korea
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Research Interests

  • Social Work
  • Spiritual Diversity
  • Cultural Diversity
  • International Social Work
  • Philosophy of Social Welfare
  • Social Welfare in East Asia
  • Health Resilience
  • Mental Health Recovery

Selected Publications

Canda, E. R., & Warren, S. (in press). Spiritual well-being. The encyclopedia of positive psychology. Oxford, UK & Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Canda, E. R., Moon, J. & Kim, M. (in press). Korean social welfare’s approach to spiritual diversity. In B. R Crisp (Ed.), Routledge handbook of religion, spirituality and social work. (pp. 26-34). London, England: Routledge.

Canda, E. R. (in press). Promoting human well-being and environmental justice through social work: A deep ecological perspective. In I. Prihonska, et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2016 Hradec days of social work practice conference. . Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic: Czech Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs and the UHK Institute of Social Work.

Canda, E. R. (in press). Reflections on spiritually sensitive social work for Caritas Seoul. Proceedings of the Symposium on Spirituality in Social Work, Caritas Seoul, Seoul, Korea. . 10. Seoul, Korea: Caritas Seoul.

Canda, E. R. (in press). Respecting spiritual diversity in social work: Clients’ rights to freedom of and freedom from religion. In Z. Truhlarova, et al. (Eds.), Issues of social work in uncertain times. .

Canda, E. R. (in press). Foreword to Integrative body-mind-spirit social work. In M. Lee, et al. (Eds.), Integrative body-mind-spirit social work: An empirically based approach to assessment and treatment, second edition. New York, USA: Oxford University Press.

Canda, E. R., & Gomi, S. (in press). Zen philosophy of spiritual development: Insights about human development and spiritual diversity for social work education. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work. DOI: 10.1080/15426432.2018.1520671

Robbins, S. Chatterjee, P. Canda, E. R., & Leibowitz, G. (2018). Contemporary human behavior theory: A critical perspective for social work, fourth edition.

Vetvik, E. E., Danbolt, T. Furman, L. D., Benson, P. W., & Canda, E. R. (2018). A comparative analysis of Norwegian and American social workers’ views about inclusion of religion and spirituality in social work. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work, 37(2), 105-127. DOI:10.1080/15426432.2017.1422415

Yi, J. (2017). On Right Sounds to Educate the People (the Korean alphabet as created by King Sejong) and the Right Changes (by Kim Il-Bu). In E. Canda (Ed.), On houhnmin juhng-um and juhng-yaug by Yi Juhng-Ho (Korean and English) (pp. 361-420). Seoul, Korea: Asian Culture Press.

Yi, J. (2017). The Korean alphabet: Right sounds to educate the people; Explanation and translation, third edition. Edited by Dong-Jun Yi..

Chappell Deckert, J. & Canda, E. R. (2016). The influence of faith background on Mennonite students' choice of social work as a profession: An exploratory study. Social Work and Christianity, 43(2), 213-232.

Furman, L. D., Benson, P. W., Moss, B. Danbolt, T. & Canda, E. R. (2016). Reflections on collective trauma, faith, and service delivery to victims of terrorism and natural disaster. Social Work and Christianity, 43(1), 74-94.

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

Benson, P. W., Furman, L. D., Canda, E. R., Moss, B. & Danbolt, T. (2015). Spiritually sensitive social work with victims of natural disasters and terrorism. British Journal of Social Work, bcv053, 1-22.

Canda, E. R. (2014). Foreword (H. Land). Spirituality, religion, and faith in psychotherapy: Evidence-based expressive methods for mind, brain, and body (pp. xi-xii) . Chicago, IL: Lyceum Books.

Canda, E. R. (2014). Foreword to the Japanese translation [Spiritual diversity in social work practice, second edition. ] (K. Kihara, Y. Nakagawa, & M. Hujii, et al.). In the Japanese translation of Canda, E. R., & Furman, L. D. (2010). Spiritual diversity in social work practice, second edition. Kyoto, Japan: Minerva Ghobo.

Starnino, V. Gomi, S. & Canda, E. (2014). Spiritual strengths assessment in mental health practice. British Journal of Social Work, 44, 849-867. DOI:10.1093/bjsw/bcs179

Starnino, V. R., & Canda, E. R. (2014). The spiritual developmental process for people in recovery from severe mental illness. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 33(3-4), 274-299. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15426432.2014.930626#.VNOE_2h4pcQ

Gomi, S. Starnino, V. R., & Canda, E. R. (2014). Spiritual assessment in mental health recovery. Community Mental Health Journal, 50(4), 447-453. doi: 10.1007/s10597-013-9653-z

Gomi, S. & Edward, C. R. (2014). Teaching resource on spirituality and mental health recovery: Insights from the art and words of consumers of mental health services (M. Sherr). Council of Social Work Education's Religion and Spirituality Clearinghouse 58. Washington, D.C.: CSWE. http://www.cswe.org/File.aspx?id=72579

Canda, E. R. (2013). Chronic illness and spiritual transformation. In D. Saleebey (Ed.), The strengths perspective in social work practice(6th ed.) (pp. 79-96). Boston: Pearson.

Banerjee, M. & Canda, E. R. (2013). Comparing Rawlsian justice and the capabilities approach to justice from a spiritually sensitive social work perspective. In M. Sheridan (Ed.), Connecting Spirituality and Social Justice: Conceptualizations and Applications in Macro Social Work Practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

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. (pp. 422-436. ). London: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd.

Canda, E. R. (2013). Human needs: Religion and spirituality (update) (C. Franklin, et al.). Encyclopedia of Social Work, Electronic Edition. Washington, DC, and New York, NY: NASW Press and Oxford University Press. DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.557 http://socialwork.oxfordre.com.www2.lib.ku.edu/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.001.0001/acrefore-9780199975839-e-557?rskey=yug1BG&result=2

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), 213-234.

Canda, E. R., & Warren, S. (2013). Mindfulness-based therapy (C. Franklin). Encyclopedia of Social Work, Electronic Edition. Washington, DC, and New York, NY: NASW Press and Oxford University Press. DOI:10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.013.988 http://socialwork.oxfordre.com.www2.lib.ku.edu/view/10.1093/acrefore/9780199975839.001.0001/acrefore-9780199975839-e-988?rskey=yug1BG&result=1

Robbins, S. P., Chatterjee, P. & Canda, E. R. (2012). Contemporary human behavior theory: A critical perspective for social work, third edition, Boston: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.

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, 9-13.

Starnino, V. R., Gomi, S. & Canda, E. R. (2012). Spiritual strengths assessment in mental health practice. British Journal of Social Work, 1-19. doi: 10.1093/bjsw/bcs179

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

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. http://www.cswe.org/TeachingModules/78692.aspx

Furman, L. D., Benson, P. W., & Canda, E. R. (2011). Christian social workers' attitudes on the role of religion and spirituality in U.S. social work practice and education 1997-2008. Social Work & Christianity, 38(2), 175-200.

Canda, E. R., & Furman, L. D. (2010). Spiritual diversity in social work practice, New York: Oxford University Press.

Stirling, B. Furman, L. D., Benson, P. Canda, E. R., & Grimwood, C. (2010). A comparative survey of Aotearoa New Zealand and UK social workers on the role of religion and spirituality in practice. British Journal of Social Work, 40(2), 602-621.

Canda, E. R. (2010). Nurturing the spiritual development of youth through professional helping: Emerging issues in international perspective. Currents: New Scholarship in the Human Services, 9(1), 1-14. http://currents.synergiesprairies.ca/currents/index.php/currents/article/viewFile/35/36

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.

Canda, E. Robert & Cheon, J. W. (Eds.). (2010). Spirituality in positive youth development and social work. Currents: New Scholarship for the Human Services, 9(1). http://currents.synergiesprairies.ca/currents/index.php/currents

Canda, E. R. (2009). Chronic illness and transilience along my spiritual path. In D. Saleebey (Ed.), The strengths perspective in social work practice(5th ed.) (pp. 72-92). Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

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

Canda, E. R. (2009). Nurturing the spiritual development of youth through professional helping: Emerging issues in international perspective. In J. W. Cheon & E. Robert Canda (Eds.), Spirituality, social work, and youth development. Seoul, Korea: Shinjeong Publishing Company.

Nelson-Becker, H. & Canda, E. R. (2009). Spirituality, religion, and aging research in social work: State of the art and future possibilities. In J. W. Ellor (Ed.), Methods in religion, spirituality, and aging (pp. 169-184). London: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

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

Canda, E. R. (2009). Foreword (M. Y. Lee, A. M. Ng, Y. Leung, & W. Chan). Integrative body-mind-spirit social work: An empirically based approach to assessment and treatment, vii-ix. New York: Oxford University Press.

Stirling, B. Furman, L. D., Benson, P. W., Canda, E. R., & Grimwood, C. (2009). A comparative survey of Aotearoa New Zealand and UK social workers on the role of religion and spirituality in practice. British Journal of Social Work. DOI:10.1093/bjsw/bcp008

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.

Banerjee, M. M., & Canda, E. R. (2009). Spirituality as a strength of African American women responding to welfare reform. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 28(3), 239-262.

Canda, E. R. (2008). Foreword (A. Bein). The Zen of helping: Spiritual principles for mindful and open-hearted practice, ix-xi. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

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.

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.

Canda, E. (2008). Religion and spirituality (T. Mizrahi & L. E. Davis). Encyclopedia of social work (e-reference edition). Oxford University Press. University of Kansas. http://www.oxford-naswsocialwork.com.www2.lib.ku.edu:2048/entry?entry=t203.e188-s4

Kim, K. & Canda, E. R. (2007). Empowerment approach to promote health for people with disabilities using a holistic view of health. In S. Jung, K. Kim, S. Park, H. Park, H. Choi, & H. Lee (Eds.), Empowerment in social work (pp. 181-214). Seoul, Korea: Hakjisa.

Canda, E. R. (2007). Foreword (N. Pewewardy). Challenging white privilege: Critical discourse for social work education. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Furman, L. D., Zahl, M. A., Benson, P. W., & Canda, E. R. (2007). An international analysis of the role of religion and spirituality in social work practice. Families in Society, 88(2), 241-254.

Zahl, M. A., Furman, L. D., Benson, P. W., & Canda, E. R. (2007). Religion and spirituality in social work practice and education in a cross-cultural context: Findings from a Norwegian and UK study. European Journal of Social Work, 10(3), 295-317.

Kim, K. M., & Canda, E. R. (2007). Supporting the well-being of people with mobility disabilities through social work practice. Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 6(4), 31-51.

Canda, E. R. (2007). Dancing with death., 27(5), 2-6.

Nelson-Becker, H. Nakashima, M. & Canda, E. R. (2006). Spirituality in professional helping interventions. In B. Berkman & S. D'Ambruoso (Eds.), Handbook of social work in health and aging (pp. 797-807). New York: Oxford University Press.

Canda, E. R. (2006). The significance of spirituality for resilient response to chronic illness: A qualitative study of adults with cystic fibrosis. In D. Saleebey (Ed.), The strengths perspective in social work practice(4th ed.) (pp. 61-76). Boston: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.

Eichler, M. Deegan, G. Canda, E. R., & Wells, S. (2006). Using the strengths assessment to mobilize spiritual resources. In K. B. Helmeke & C. Ford Sori (Eds.), The therapist's notebook for integrating spirituality in counseling: Homework, handouts, and activities for use in psychotherapy (pp. 69-76). New York: The Haworth Press.

Canda, E. R. (2006). Voices from the field [on spirituality in social work] (S. W. Boyle, G. H. Hull, J. Hurn Mather, L. Lorenzo Smith, & O. William Farley). Direct practice in social work. Boston: Pearson Allyn and Bacon.

Robbins, S. P., Chatterjee, P. & Canda, E. R. (2006). Contemporary human behavior theory: A critical perspective for social work, Boston: Pearson Allyn & Bacon.

Canda, E. R., Ketchell, A. Dybicz, P. Pyles, L. & Nelson-Becker, H. (2006). Health through faith and community: A study resource for Christian faith communities to promote personal and social well-being, Binghamton, NY: Haworth Pastoral Press.

Kim, K. M., & Canda, E. R. (2006). A holistic view of health and health promotion in social work for people with disabilities. Journal of Social Work in Disability and Rehabilitation, 5(2), 49-67.

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.

Canda, E. R. (2005). Integrating religion and social work in dual degree programs. In D. Lee & R. O'Gorman (Eds.), Social work and divinity. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Canda, E. R. (2005). Letter from the guest editor: Fish in trees. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 11(1), 4-7.

Furman, L. D., Benson, P. W., & Canda, E. R. (2005). A comparative international analysis of religion and spirituality in social work: A survey of UK and US social workers. (British Journal of) Social Work Education, 24(8), 813-839.

Canda, E. R. (2005). Integrating religion and social work in dual degree programs. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 24(1/2), 79-91.

Nakashima, M. & Canda, E. R. (2005). Positive dying and resiliency in later life: A qualitative study. Journal of Aging Studies, 19(1), 109-125.

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. Robert (Ed.). (2005). Spiritual diversity in social work. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 11(3).

Canda, E. R. (2004). [Review of the book The Dharma of Jesus, George M. Soares Prabhu]. Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 23(4), 123-124.

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.

Furman, L. Benson, P. Grimwood, C. & Canda, E. R. (2004). Religion and spirituality in social work education and direct practice at the millennium: A survey of UK social workers. British Journal of Social Work, 34, 767-792.

Furman, L. D., Benson, P. W., & Canda, E. R. (2004). Religion, spirituality, and geographic region in the USA: An examination of regional similarities and differences among social workers in direct practice. Social Work and Christianity, 31(3), 267-294.

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.

Canda, E. R. (2003). University of Kansas Ph.D. program in social work. In B. A. Thyer & T. Guest Arnold (Eds.), A program guide to doctoral study in social work (pp. 51-54). Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

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

Canda, E. R., & Furman, L. E. (2003). Spiritual diversity in social work practice: The heart of helping (Korean translation) (S. Park, Trans.). Seoul, Korea: Sungkyunkwan University Press.

Canda, E. R. (2003). Social work and Evangelical Christians: A letter to the editor in response to Hodge. Social Work, 48(2), 278-282.

Canda, E. R. (2003). Author's preface [Spiritual diversity in social work practice] (P. Seung-Hee). Spiritual diversity in social work practice, Korean edition, 7-10. Seoul, Korea: Sungkyunkwan University Press.

Canda, E. R. (2003). Ethical decision making about use of spirituality in practice. Ethics 5: Spirituality in Clinical Practice. www.ongoodauthority.com

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). Buddhism. In M. P. Van Hook, B. Hugen, & M. Aguilar (Eds.), Spirituality within religious traditions in social work practice (pp. 53-72). New York: Wadsworth.

Canda, E. R. (2002). The significance of spirituality for resilient response to chronic illness: A qualitative study of adults with cystic fibrosis. In D. Saleebey (Ed.), The strengths perspective in social work practice(3rd ed.) (pp. 63-79). New York: Longman.

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). http://207.34.118.41/fsw/currents/articles/index

Bartle, E. E., Couchonnal, G. Canda, E. R., & Staker, M. D. (2002). Empowerment as a dynamically developing concept for practice: Lessons learned from organizational ethnography. Social Work, 47(1), 32-43.

Besthorn, F. & Canda, E. R. (2002). Revisioning environment: Deep ecology for education and teaching in social work. Journal of Teaching in Social Work, 22(1/2), 79-101.

Canda, E. R. (2002). Toward spiritually sensitive social work scholarship: Insights from classical Confucianism. Electronic Journal of Social Work, 1(1). 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). http://207.34.118.41/fsw/currents/articles/index

Canda, E. R. (2002). Starting points for spiritually sensitive mental health practice and assessment., 26(6), 12-13.

Canda, E. R. (2002). Summary of participants' recommendations about virtual and physical centers for spirituality and social work. www.spirituality-and-social-work.net/se_2002_notes.htm

Canda, E. R. (2001). Transcending through disability and death: Transpersonal themes in living with cystic fibrosis. In E. Robert Canda & E. D. Smith (Eds.), Transpersonal perspectives on spirituality in social work (pp. 109-134). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Canda, E. Robert & Smith, E. D. (Eds.). (2001). Transpersonal perspectives on spirituality in social work (E. Robert Canda & E. D. Smith, Eds.). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

Canda, E. R. (2001). Transcending through disability and death: Transpersonal themes in living with cystic fibrosis. Social Thought, 20(1/2), 109-134.

Canda, E. Robert & Smith, E. D. (Eds.). (2001). Transpersonal perspectives on spirituality in social work. Social Thought, 20(1/2).

Canda, E. R. (2000). Appreciation of Professor Daniel Booduck Lee, DSW. A collection of essays, articles and stories on Dr. Daniel Booduck Lee, 278-281. Seoul, Korea: Humanity and Welfare Publishing.

Canda, E. R. (1999). Slovak Lutheran social ethics and spiritually sensitive social work in the USA. In V. Gluchman & M. Gluchmanova (Trans.), Reflections on humanism and ethics (Slovak) (pp. 60-69). Presov, Slovakia.

Canda, E. R. (1999). [Review of the book Religion and the human sciences, D. A. Helminiak: Truth is in the eye of the beholder]. Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 44(1), 89-90.

Canda, E. R., Nakashima, M. Burgess, V. & Russel, R. (1999). Spiritual diversity and social work: A comprehensive bibliography with annotations, Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Canda, E. R., & Furman, L. E. (1999). Spiritual diversity in social work practice: The heart of helping, New York, NY: Free Press.

Canda, E. R. (1999). A transpersonal approach to psychosocial assessment in spiritually sensitive social work. Social Science Review, 38(1), 151-175.

Schmidt-Tieszen, A. & Canda, E. R. (1999). An accountability group: A case study of a church-based response to sexual abuse by clergy. Social Thought: Journal of Religion in the Social Services, 19(1), 29-47.

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

Canda, E. R. (1999). Spiritually sensitive social work: Key concepts and ideals. Journal of Social Work Theory and Practice, 1(1), 1-15. http://cj.bemidjistate.edu/sw_journal/issue1/contents.html

Canda, E. R. (1999). Exchanging Eastern and Western perspectives on Confucianism and social welfare (Y. Suhnnhyung). Seoul, Korea: College of Confucian Studies and Department of Social Welfare, Sungkyunkwan University.

Canda, E. R. (1999). General principles and recommendations from the Confucian classic, 'The Book of Rites,' for contemporary social welfare. Seoul, Korea: College of Confucian Studies and Department of Social Welfare, Sungkyunkwan University.

Canda, E. R. (1999). Spirituality and social work: A global opportunity (Y. Suhnnhyung). Seoul, Korea: Institute for Spirituality and Social Work.

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

Canda, E. R. (1998). Syllabus for SW855: Spiritual aspects of social work practice. In D. Saleebey (Ed.), It could be otherwise: A collection of course outlines on social work epistemology (pp. 85-93). Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Canda, E. R. (1998). Syllabus for SW979: Methods of naturalistic and qualitative research. In D. Burnette (Ed.), Teaching qualitative research: A compendium of model syllabi (pp. 33-39). Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education.

Robbins, S. P., Chatterjee, P. & Canda, E. R. (1998). Contemporary human behavior theory: A critical perspective for social work, Allyn & Bacon: Needham Heights, MA.

Canda, E. Robert (Ed.). (1998). Spirituality in social work: New directions (E. Robert Canda, Ed.). Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.

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. Robert (Ed.). (1998). Spirituality in social work: New directions. Social Thought: Journal of Religion in the Social Services, 18(2).

Canda, E. R. (1998). A world view on spirituality and social work., 5(2), 4.

Canda, E. R. (1997). Does religion and spirituality have a significant place in the core HBSE curriculum? Yes. In M. Bloom & W. C. Klein (Eds.), Controversial issues in human behavior in the social environment (pp. 172-177 and 183-184). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

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

Canda, E. R., & Yellow Bird, M. J. (1997). Another view: Cultural strengths are crucial. Families in Society, 78(3), 248.

Canda, E. R. (1996). [Review of the book The path of compassion: Writings on socially engaged Buddhism, Edited by F. Eppsteiner]. Primary Point, 14(1), 21.

Bartle, E. & Canda, E. R. (1996). An ethnographic study of project EAGLE’s transition from a CCDP to an Early Head Start program.

Canda, E. R., Bartle, E. & Couchonnal, G. (1996). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report sixteen.

Bartle, E. & Canda, E. R. (1996). Lessons learned: Tracing the concept of empowerment throughout project EAGLE’s development.

Canda, E. R. (1996). Creating stone pagodas. Primary Point, 14(2), 21-23. http://www.kwanumzen.com/primarypoint/v14n2-1996-fall-CreatingStonePagodas.html

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., & Yellow Bird, M. J. (1996). Cross-tradition borrowing of spiritual practices in social work settings., 3(1), 1, 7.

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

Canda, E. R. (1995). [Review of the book Existential family therapy: Using the concepts of Victor Frankl, Jim Lantz]. Families in Society, 76(7), 451-452.

Canda, E. R. (1995). The reflecting pool: Editorial on the spirituality of helping. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 1(4), 2-4.

Canda, E. R., Bartle, E. & Couchonnal, G. (1995). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report fifteen.

Canda, E. R., Bartle, E. & Couchonnal, G. (1995). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report fourteen.

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.

Canda, E. Robert (Ed.). (1995). Spirituality. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, 1(4).

Canda, E. R., Carrizosa, S. & Yellow Bird, M. (1995). Cultural diversity in child welfare practice: A training curriculum for cultural competence, revised.

Canda, E. R. (1995). Retrieving the soul of social work; keynote address., 2(2), 5-8.

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

Canda, E. R. (1995). Wellness and alternatives to conventional medicine. CF Roundtable, 6-7.

Canda, E. R. (1994). Rebirth of society for spirituality and social work: Retrospect and prospect., 1.

Canda, E. R. (1994). Philosophy of equilibrium and change in Western thought and its Eastern connections. In H. Lee & S. Lee (Trans.), Comparative studies on Eastern and Western thought (pp. 147-163). Seoul, Korea: Sung Kyun Kwan University Press.

Canda, E. R., & Chambers, D. (1994). Should spiritual principles guide social policy? In H. Jacob Karger & J. Midgley (Eds.), Controversial issues in social policy (pp. 64-69 and 74-78). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Canda, E. R. (1994). Spiritually sensitive social work. In C. H. Simpkinson, D. A. Wengell, & J. A. Casavant (Eds.), The common boundary graduate education guide (pp. 31-34). Bethesda, MD: Common Boundary, Inc.

Canda, E. R., Srinivasan, M. & Couchonnal, G. (1994). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report eleven.

Canda, E. R., Bartle, E. & Couchonnal, G. (1994). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report thirteen.

Canda, E. R., Srinivasan, M. & Couchonnal, G. (1994). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report twelve.

Cheung, K. M., & Canda, E. R. (1994). Social work educational innovations in a refugee training project. International Social Work, 37, 137-147.

Carrizosa, S. & Canda, E. R. (1994). Cultural diversity in child welfare practice: A training curriculum.(2)

Canda, E. R. (1993). [Review of the book Human behavior theory and social work practice, R. Green & P. Ephross]. Social Work, 38(2), 237-238.

Canda, E. R. (1993). [Review of the book The moral purposes of social work, P. N. Reid and P. R. Popple]. Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare, 20(2), 148-150.

Canda, E. R., Srinivasan, M. & Couchonnal, G. (1993). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report eight.

Canda, E. R., Srinivasan, M. & Couchonnal, G. (1993). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report nine.

Canda, E. R., Srinivasan, M. & Couchonnal, G. (1993). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report ten.

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

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.

Carrizosa, S. & Canda, E. R. (1993). Cultural diversity in child welfare practice: A training curriculum.

Canda, E. R. (1992). Spirituality and social work: 1992 bibliographic update. Spirituality and Social Work Journal, 3(2), 24-26.

Canda, E. R. (1992). International networking. Spirituality and Social Work Journal, 3(2), 21-24.

Canda, E. R., Shin, S. I., & Srinivasan, M. (1992). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report five.

Canda, E. R., Srinivasan, M. & Couchonnal, G. (1992). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report seven.

Canda, E. R., Shin, S. I., & Srinivasan, M. (1992). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report six.

Canda, E. R., & Phaobtong, T. (1992). Buddhism as a support system for Southeast Asian Refugees. Social Work, 37(1), 61-67.

Canda, E. R. (1992). Korea shamanism: One American's spiritual insights. Koreana, 6(2), 64-69.

Cheung, M. & Canda, E. R. (1992). Training Southeast Asian refugees as social workers. Social Development Issues, 14(2/3), 88-101.

Stern, R. Canda, E. R., & Doershuk, C. (1992). Use of non-medical treatment by cystic fibrosis patients. Journal of Adolescent Health, 13, 612-615.

Canda, E. R. (1991). Topical bibliography on spirituality and social work. Spirituality and Social Work Journal, 2(2), 19-25.

Canda, E. R. (1991). [Review of the book Practice wisdom: A guide for helping professionals, D. F. Krill]. Spirituality and Social Work Communicator, 2(1), 15-16.

Canda, E. R., Shin, S. I., & Hampton, J. (1991). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report four.

Canda, E. R., Shin, S. I., & Hampton, J. (1991). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report three.

Canda, E. R., Shin, S. I., & Hampton, J. (1991). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report two.

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

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

Canda, E. R. (1991). Philosophy of equilibrium and change in Western thought and its Eastern connections. Seoul, Korea: Sung Kyun Kwan University Press.

Canda, E. R. (1990). Spiritual diversity and social work values. In J. John Kattakayam (Ed.), Contemporary social issues (pp. 1-20). Trivandrum, India: University of Kerala.

Canda, E. R., Shin, S. I., & Hampton, J. (1990). Comprehensive child development program ethnography for Project Eagle, Kansas City, KS, report one.

Canda, E. R. (1990). Afterward: Native American spirituality and social work. Spirituality and Social Work Communicator, 1(2), 11-12.

Canda, E. R. (1990). An holistic approach to prayer for social work practice. Social Thought, 16(3), 3-13.

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

Canda, E. R. (1990). [Review of Common boundary journal]. Spirituality and Social Work Communicator, 1(1), 12.

Canda, E. R. (1989). Topical bibliography on religion and social work. Lawrence, KS: Spirituality and Social Work Network.

Canda, E. R. (1989). Therapeutic use of writing and other media with Southeast Asian refugees. In P. Kelley (Ed.), The uses of writing in psychotherapy (pp. 47-60). New York, NY: Haworth.

Canda, E. R. (1989). Religion and social work: A response to Paul Sanzenbach. Social Casework, 70(9), 572-574.

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

Canda, E. R. (1989). Religious content in social work education: A comparative approach. Journal of Social Work Education, 25(1), 36-45.

Canda, E. R. (1989). Therapeutic use of writing and other media with Southeast Asian refugees., 4(2), 47-60.

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

Canda, E. R. (1988). Religious aspects of transcultural relations: Value considerations for professional helpers. In Proceedings of the Third National Conference on the Transcultural Family (pp. 173-183). Columbus, OH: Transcultural Family Institute, Inc.

Canda, E. R., Cheung, M. F., & Kelley, P. (1988). Refugee training and family service project of the University of Iowa School of Social Work final report.

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

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.

Walz, T. & Canda, E. R. (1988). Gross national consumption in the United States: Implications for Third World development. International Journal of Contemporary Sociology, 25(3/4), 165-175.

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

Canda, E. R. (1988). Spirituality, religious diversity, and social work practice. Social Casework, 69(4), 238-247.

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

Canda, E. R. (1988). Southeast Asian refugees in Iowa: Cultural background, needs, and services.

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

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

Canda, E. Robert (Ed.). (1986). Southeast Asian refugees: Needs and service approaches: A manual for health and mental health professionals in central Ohio. Columbus, OH: Columbus Area Refugee Task Force.

Canda, E. R. (1983). Korean shamanic initiation as therapeutic transformation. In . Korean National Commission for UNESCO (Ed.), Korean folklore (Vol. 21-47). Arch Cape, OR: Pace International Research.

Canda, E. R. (1983). Korean shamanic initiation as therapeutic transformation. In . Korean National Commission for UNESCO (Ed.), Korean folklore. Seoul, Korea: Si-Sa-Yong-O-Sa Publishers, Inc.

Canda, E. R. (1983). General implications of shamanism for clinical social work. International Social Work, 26(4), 14-22.

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

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

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

Selected Presentations

Canda, E. R. (09/06/2018 - 09/06/2018). Optimal living and dying: Integrating Confucian insights with contemporary social welfare. The 2st Century Human Values Forum: Life, Embracing the Values of Living, Korea Foundation for Cultures and Ethics. Andong, Republic of Korea

Canda, E. R. (06/14/2018 - 06/14/2018). A transcultural perspective for social work. Department of Sociology, Kansai University. Osaka, Japan

Canda, E. R. (06/08/2018 - 06/08/2018). An introduction to spirituality in social work with examples from the disabilities field. Human Rights Research Center, Kansai University. Osaka, Japan

Canda, E. R., Canda, H. & Chan, C. . (05/19/2018 - 05/19/2018). Spiritual Growth at the End of Life. Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project, University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong, China

Canda, E. R. (05/18/2018 - 05/18/2018). Insights on positive living and dying from Eastern and Western perspectives. Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project, University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong, China

Canda, E. R. & Canda, H. . (05/17/2018 - 05/17/2018). Preventing burnout and promoting well-being for helpers in end-of-life care. Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project, University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong, China

Canda, E. R. & Canda, H. . (05/16/2018 - 05/16/2018). Spiritually sensitive assessment and interventions in end-of-life care: Theory, practice, and experience. Jockey Club End-of-Life Community Care Project, University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong, China

Canda, E. R. (09/23/2016 - 09/23/2016). Keynote Address: Promoting Human Well-Being and Environmental Justice through Social Work: A Deep Ecological Perspective. Hradec Days of Social Work Practice Conference. University of Hradec Kralove and Czech Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, Hradec Kalove, Czech Republic.

Canda, E. R. (09/20/2016 - 09/20/2016). Introduction to Spiritually Sensitive Social Work Practice. Special Lecture, Department of Social Work, Theological Faculty. Palacky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic.

Canda, E. R. (06/11/2016 - 06/11/2016). Insights from Zen for teaching about spiritual development and cultural diversity. Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016. Seoul, Korea

Canda, E. R., Kim, K. & Joung Joon, H. . (06/10/2016 - 06/10/2016). Spiritually sensitive social work practice in USA and Korea: International collaboration and innovation. Joint World Conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development 2016. Seoul, Korea

Canda, E. R. (11/26/2015). Reflections on spiritually sensitive social work for Caritas Seoul. Symposium on Spirituality in Social Work, Caritas Seoul. Seoul, Korea

Canda, E. R. &, S. G. (11/18/2015). Insights from Zen for teaching about spiritual development and cultural diversity. Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting. Denver, CO

Canda, E. R. (10/05/2015). From Spiritual Assessment to Spiritually Oriented Activities in Social Work Practice. Department of Social Work, Theological Faculty, Palacky University. Olomouc, Czech Republic

Canda, E. R. & Canda, H. . (12/06/2014). Spirituality in Social Work: Essence and Applications. Doshisha University. Kyoto, Japan

Canda, E. R. & Canda, H. . (11/28/2014). Intensive Introduction to Spiritually Sensitive Social Work. Kkottongnae Hyundo University of Social Welfare. Cheongwon, Korea

Canda, E. R. & Canda, H. . (10/14/2014). Current Discourse on Spirituality in Social Work Practice. Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Masaryk University. Brno, Czech Republic

Canda, E. R. (06/30/2014). A Transcultural Perspective on Spiritually Attuned Groupwork and Ritual Process in Social Work. 36th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Social Work with groups. Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Canda, E. R. (06/30/2014). The Place of Spirituality in the Strengths Perspective and Mental Health Recovery. 2014 International Conference on the Strengths Perspective and Family Treatment, Taipei, Taiwan. Taipei, Taiwan

Selected Awards & Honors

The Suzanne and Harry Statland Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship
School of Social Welfare, The University of Kansas
2018

Significant Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education Award
Council on Social Work Education, Washington, D.C.
2013

The Suzanne and Harry Statland Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship in the School of Social Welfare
University of Kansas
2012

Award for Excellence in International Education
Alpha Pi Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, The University of Kansas
2012

Chancellor Budig Award for Excellence in Teaching
University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, Lawrence, KS
2010

Woodyard Award for Excellence in International Education
University of Kansas International Programs, Lawrence, KS
2008

Recognition for Most Outstanding Academic Book on Social Work in Translation
Republic of Korea National Academy of Scholars
2005

Chancellor Budig Award for Excellence in Teaching
University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, Lawrence, KS
2004

Statland Award for Excellence in Scholarship
University of Kansas School of Social Welfare
2004

Outstanding Scholarship Alumni Award, 70th Anniversary Celebration
Kent State University Honors College, Kent, OH
2003

Research Fellowship
The Academy of Korean Studies, Songnam City, Korea
2000

Chancellor Budig Award for Excellence in Teaching
University of Kansas School of Social Welfare
1998

Keeler Intra-University Exchange Professorship in Department of Religious Studies
University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
1997

College of Social Work Outstanding Ph.D. Award
The Ohio State University
1986


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