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Mental Health Care for Urban IndiansTarget audience: Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Addiction Counselors

Hours: 6

Mental Health Care for Urban Indians: Cultural Insights from Native Practitioners is the first clinical book written by American Indian scholars working in Indian communities. This groundbreaking volume provides the reader with a basic understanding of the historical impact of colonization, the ensuing results of urban migration and boarding schools, and the effects that these events have had on the Native community. These lingering effects include a lack of cultural identity, a loss of tradition, and a sense of isolation that leads to violence, alcoholism, and often-risky behaviors.
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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.

Mental Health Care for Urban Indians: Clinical Insights from Native Practitioners
by Tawa M. Witko (Editor)

Hardcover: 224 pages: 6 CEs
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn; 1 edition (March 31, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1591473594


The student will gain an understanding about:

The historical and theoretical background of urban American Indian Mental Health

Specific urban American Indian treatment considerations

Urban Indians in recovery

Understanding domestic violence within the urban Indian community

Trauma and the American Indian

New directions for working with urban American Indians

Storytelling as a healing tool

Working with parents

Treatment with urban Indian adolescents

An innovative healing model using empowerment

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