Counseling American Indians (1997 Edition)

About the Course:

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.


Laurence French

About the Author:

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

Course Objectives:

  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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