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Healing The Soul Wound: Counseling With American Indians And Other Native Peoples
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 inter ...more
Paperback, 148 pages
Published April 7th 2006 by Teachers College Press
(first published June 1st 2003)
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A must-read about the impact of historical trauma on Native American communities and individuals, including therapy clients. Also excellent for anyone interested in culturally-congruent psychology interventions. A book that practices what it preaches, seamlessly melding spiritual and intellectual traditions with practical considerations.
This is a textbook for therapists and students training to become licensed therapists, written by a Native PhD therapist, introducing non-Western perspective and approach to soul/psyche healing. He warns non-Native therapists to "resist going Native", becoming a pseudo-Native, you know, a "pretendian". (Like a therapist I once had.) Excellent advice for non-Native therapists, as well as acculturated Native/Indigenous therapists. Duran boldly states the issue of the colonized mind in a non-pejora ...more
Excellent insight on ways to work with Original Peoples. Practical and a good book to remind us what the problems are with sticking with our Western world view and how harmful that can be to other cultures. It is a book to read to become more culturaly competent. I suggest all psychotherapists, and counselors read it.
Eduardo Duran is a very magical man and listening to him speak is the most soothing thing you can do for yourself on a Saturday evening. This book also blew my mind. A must-read for anyone interested in therapy & inter-generational trauma.