NMPA Cultural Diversity Courses
Course Title: 17. Video: Counseling and Therapy with Native American Indians
(1.5 Cultural Diversity CE Credits © Microtraining Associates)
Credit: This course has been approved for 1.5 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 accept continuing education credits that are approved for New Mexico psychologists. These courses have not been approved for use in other states.
Summary: This is a 70 minute long video stream presentation by multicultural counseling expert Dr. Teresa LaFromboise. Dr. LaFromboise initially reviews key facts about Native Americans and the impact on their "Moving Between Two Worlds” as they adjust to life. She then provides an understanding of both the assumptions that Native Americans hold about psychology and mental health and about the assumptions that Psychologists hold about Native Americans. She describes in some detail the counseling implications for these differing perspectives while detailing for the viewer information on Native American cultural values and spirituality. NO REPRODUCTION OR DISTRIBUTION OF THIS VIDEO IS PERMITTED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM MICROTRAINING ASSOCIATES.
Note of Acknowledgement: The New Mexico Psychological Association is grateful to Dr. Allen Ivey of Microtraining and Multicultural Development for the use of these educational and skills-building videos for this Cultural Competence Home-study Courses page. Home-study Courses 16, 18, and 19 are skills-building videos demonstrating cultural competence in the delivery of counseling techniques with multi-ethnic clients. Home-study Courses 18, and 19 were developed as part of a joint venture of the American Psychological Association’s Division 45 and Mictrotraining involving innovative approaches to counseling from culturally competent perspectives.