Culture as Treatment for American Indian Mental Health Problems: Pursuing Evidence Through Community Collaborations
Saturday, May 26, 2012,
2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
American Indian communities exhibit alarming disparities in mental health status. Despite such need, advocates and professionals in these settings insist that mainstream clinical interventions are irrelevant and ineffective on cultural grounds. Instead, many American Indians assert that “our culture is our treatment,” a claim that motivates the research described in this presentation.
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Continuing Education: 1 APA Credit
This workshop is designed to help you:
1. Summarize American Indian dissatisfaction with mainstream mental health treatments.
2. Explain American Indian commitments to traditional cultural practices and activities.
3. Discuss American Indian assertions that traditional cultural activities are effective mental health treatments.
Continuing education for psychologists is sponsored by the Psychology Department at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center (WHASC). The Psychology Department at WHASC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. WHASC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Point of contact for the CE Program is Howard Garb. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 210.671.4084.