NMPA Cultural Diversity and Ethics Courses
Course Title: 1. New Mexico History and Culture
Credit: This course has been approved for 3 credit hours of Category 2 cultural diversity continuing education credit for New Mexico psychologists. The New Mexico Counseling and Therapy Practice Board and the New Mexico Social Work Board currently accepts continuing education credits that are approved for New Mexico psychologists. These courses have not been approved for use in other states.
Summary: New Mexico History and Culture Part I is a pdf document containing 17 essays and historical research written by New Mexico historians. These materials have been selected from the New Mexico History website of the offices of the State Records and Archives, and the State Historian (All rights including those of further reproduction and publication are reserved in full by the NMSRCA. The NMSRCA grants no exclusive rights to any requestor and assumes no responsibility for claims by third parties).
The short essays in this document provide a unique description of life in NM between the 12th and 18th centuries. From the beginnings of ancestral Pueblo life through Spain’s colonization of NM, moving forward in time to the settlements of the Navajo Nation and Jicarilla Apache Tribe, one is able to observe the impact of change (e.g., including the dislocation/relocation) of the various ethnic groups settling/populating this area. The perspectives of the different authors are noteworthy as one is able to gather glimpses of the trials and tribulations both of those peoples who sought to maintain their lifestyles and cultures as well of those coming to this new world seeking change.