Social work and Koranic mental health healers

@article{alKrenawi1999SocialWA,
  title={Social work and Koranic mental health healers},
  author={Alean al-Krenawi and John R . Graham},
  journal={International Social Work},
  year={1999},
  volume={42},
  pages={53 - 65}
}
The healing activities of six Arab Muslim Koranic healers working in the Negev desert, West Bank and the Gaza Strip are analysed with respect to healer characteristics, the process of becoming a healer, and the stages of treating mental illness, including pre-diagnosis, diagnosis, and treatment. Prospects are considered for mutual integration, observation, and dissemination between social work and Koranic healing. 
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