Social Work Professor's book wins award
February 2, 2018
Every year in the January issue, in print and online, Choice, a publishing branch of the Association of College & Research Libraries, publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice the previous year and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community.
Dr. Béres’ book: “Practicing Spirituality: Reflections on meaning-making in personal and professional contexts” was included in this list. Only 10% of 6,000 reviewed works managed to make it onto this list. In awarding Outstanding Academic Titles, the editors apply several criteria to reviewed titles. The criteria include value to undergraduate students, originality or uniqueness of treatment, overall excellence in presentation and scholarship and distinction as a first treatment of a given subject.
“Béres goes above and beyond what her book's unassuming title might indicate, providing a unique perspective on spirituality within the social work practice setting,” says M.R. Jenkins, the reviewer of “Practicing Spirituality”. He adds, “The collection is well organized and brings a new focus on such concepts as mindfulness, being present and available to clients, and acceptance, and emphasizes the connection between spirituality and the values on which the social work profession was founded. This easy read would be of great benefit to all students and professionals who ever questioned what place spirituality should have in their professional practice.”
"Practicing Spirituality" is available in the Cardinal Carter Library. Congratulations on this achievement, Dr. Béres.