Target audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors
Cathy’s note: As a trauma specialist I highly recommend this course for all practitioners who wish to understand the intergenerational effects of trauma. Whether or not you will work with Native American populations, this book is a must for understanding trauma-informed approach.
Eduardo Duran—a psychologist working in Indian country—draws on his own clinical experience to provide guidance to counselors working with Native Peoples. Translating theory into actual day-to-day practice, Duran presents case materials that illustrate effective intervention strategies for prevalent problems, including substance abuse, intergenerational trauma, and internalized oppression. Offering a culture-specific approach that has profound implications for all counseling and therapy, this groundbreaking volume:
* Provides invaluable concepts and strategies that can be applied directly to practice.
* Outlines very different ways of serving American Indian clients, translating Western metaphor into Indigenous ideas that make sense to Native People.
* Presents a model in which patients have a relationship with the problems they are having, whether these are physical, mental, or spiritual.
* Includes a section in each chapter to help non-American Indian counselors generalize the concepts presented to use in their own practice in culturally sensitive ways.
This course contains a link to the book on Amazon and a test. When you’re ready, purchase the course by clicking the “Buy Now” button below. Once you have read the materials, login and go to “My Profile” to take the quiz and print your certificate for CE credits. A minimum score of 80% is required on the exam in order to be accepted by most state and national boards.
The participant will be able to identify or demonstrate familiarity with:
· The psychology of internalized oppression
· Over pathologizing original people
· The healing/therapeutic circle
· Historical trauma: treating the soul wound
· The spirit of alcohol: treating addiction
· Diagnosis: treating emotional problems as living entities
· Community intervention
· Clinical supervision of therapists treating the soul wound
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