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Links and Other Resources

These resources have been selected to help interested social service providers understand social work and Integral theory, providing resources and examples.

The Social Work Profession

Integral Theory and Social Work

Integral theory applications across disciplines and professions

    • Integral Institute– Integral theory is an all-inclusive framework that draws on the key insights of the world’s greatest knowledge traditions. The awareness gained from drawing on all truths and perspectives allows the Integral thinker to bring new depth, clarity and compassion to every level of human endeavor – from unlocking individual potential to finding new approaches to global-scale problems.
    • Integral Life Practice– apply Integral theory to self care and self development.
    • Integral Life– supports the community of Integral Life Practitioners.
    • Integral Social Service– The Committee on the Shelterless (COTS) is the first Integrally-informed and Integrally-developed social service organization.
    • Integral Recovery– learn about the application of Integral theory to substance abuse treatment and recovery.
    • iAwake– Integrally-informed neuroscience helps understand the impact of meditation on the brain.
    • Integral Ecology– the Integral Ecology Center is committed to developing the field of Integral Ecology for people seeking meta-principles in response to our ecological and environmental challenges.
    • Integral EFT– Integral concepts help to explain how the emotional freedom technique (EFT) might work and can begin to guide research on this emerging body-oriented practice. The Center for Integrative Psychotherapy supports the incorporation of acupressure techniques by professionally-trained clinicians experienced in trauma treatment.
    • Spirituality and Social Work– Ken Wilber’s early work was first incorporated into social work by trailblazers like Dr. Ed Canda, at the University of Kansas School of Social Welfare, and Dr. Elizabeth Smith, who developed the Center for Spirituality & Social Work while at the National Catholic School of Social Service. Ed Canda and Elizabeth Smith are social work pioneers who applied “transpersonal” concepts to support understanding of spiritual development and the role of spirituality in the lives of those served.
    • The Journal of Integral Theory and Practice– Authors across fields of practice submit scholarly work to this post-disciplinary peer-reviewed journal, considered the official source for material related to Integral Theory and its application. JITP publishes case studies, integral research, critical dialogues, book reviews, and conference reports.
    • The Integral Research Center– supports the global community of Integral scholar-practitioners
    • ENACT Integral– get support as you embody, apply, and manifest Integral in carrying out your project, program, or initiative.
    • World Builders– Integral theory is applied to provide tools for conscious worldbuilders.
    • Integral Healthcare Solutions– Some are applying Integral theory to improve the delivery of health care services around the world by helping health care organizations meet quality, ethical, and legal standards.
    • Integral Ventures– One example of applying Integral theory to business.