North America’s Indigenous population is a vulnerable group, with specific psychological and healing needs that are not widely met in the mental health care system. Indigenous peoples face certain historical, cultural-linguistic and socioeconomic barriers to mental health care access that government, health care organizations and social agencies must work to overcome. This volume examines ways Indigenous healing practices can complement Western psychological service to meet the needs of Indigenous peoples through traditional cultural concepts. Bringing together leading experts in the fields of Aboriginal mental health and psychology, it provides data and models of Indigenous cultural practices in psychology that are successful with Indigenous peoples. It considers Indigenous epistemologies in applied psychology and research methodology, and informs government policy on mental health service for these populations.
Introduction Suzanne L. Stewart and Roy Moodley Part 1: East: Indigenous Spirituality in Western Psychology 1. Reclaiming Grassroots Traditional Indigenous Healing Ways and Practices Within Urban Indigenous Community Contexts Barbara Waterfall with Dan Smoke, and Marylou Smoke 2. A laughing matter: Native American humour as Indigenous healing tradition and way of lifeMichael Tlanusta Garrett, J. T. Garrett, Gloria K. King, Tarrell Awe Agahe Portman, Edil Torres-Rivera, Dale Brotherton, and Lisa Grayshield 3. Gifts of the Seven Winds Alcohol and Drug Prevention Model for American Indians Rockey Robbins, E. Allen Eason, Stephen Colmant, Derek Burks, and Brenda McDaniel 4. Traditional Spiritual Healing Wendy Hill Part 2: South: Innovative Integration in Psychological Practice 5. Indigenous North American Psychological Healing Ways and the Placement of Integration and Decolonization Glen McCabe 6. Counselling Indigenous peoples in Canada Suzanne L. Stewart and Anne Marshall 7. Lessons from clinical practice: Some of the ways in which Canadian mental health professionals practice integration Olga Oulanova and Roy Moodley Part 3: West: Trauma and Contemporary Indigenous Healing 8. Injury where blood does not flow Eduardo Duran and Judith Firehammer 9. Historical perspectives on Indigenous healing Allison Reeves and Suzanne L. Stewart 10. Colonial trauma and political pathways to healing Terry Mitchell Part 4: North: Healing through Western and Indigenous Knowledge 11. Cultures in Collision: ‘Higher’ Education and the Clash between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous ‘Ways of Knowing’Michael Chandler 12. An Ally in Northern Community Health: Respectful Engagement in healing relationships Linda O’Neill 13. A’tola’nw: Indigenous-centered learning in a counselling graduate program Anne Marshall, Larry Emerson, Lorna Williams, Asma Antoine, Colleen MacDougall, and Ruby Peterson 14. A partnership with the people: Skillful navigation of culture and ethics Melinda A. García, Gayle S. Morse, Joseph E. Trimble, Denise M. Casillas, Beth Boyd, and Jeff King