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Counseling American Indians (1997 Edition)

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While focusing primarily on substance abuse and treatment, French provides historical and cultural context for AODA treatment in four North American Indian tribes; the Cherokee, Sioux, Navajo, and Mestizo. He provides an explanation of how successful treatment should be based on an integration of tribal spirituality, traditional remedies, and counseling.

This course is based on the book, Counseling American Indians (1997 Edition) created by Laurence French

Course Material Author

Laurence French
Laurence French has published widely in the field of Native American Studies. His works include The Winds of Injustice and The Cherokee Perspective.

Laurence French authored the material only, and was not involved in creating this CE course. They are identified here for your own evaluation of the relevancy of the material this course is based on.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. increase your knowledge of the research that points to substance abuse as the major mental health issue among North American Indian tribes
  2. be able to describe the unique cultural traditions that provide the frameworks for AODA treatment with the Cherokee, Sioux, Navajo, and Mestizo peoples
  3. be able to explain why successful treatment must be grounded in and emerge from tribal traditions and spirituality

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Course Number 100233
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