Skip to main content

What Are the Best Practices for Psychotherapy With Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada?

A Thorny Question

About the Course

This conceptual article addresses “best practices” for Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada. The authors identify four potential approaches and discusses the pragmatic and ethical challenges of these approaches. Areas for future research are also suggested.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, What Are the Best Practices for Psychotherapy With Indigenous Peoples in the United States and Canada? created by Dennis C. Wendt, PhD et al. in 2022.

Publication Date:

On Line: First Publication Oct 2022

Course Material Authors

Course Material Authors authored the material only, and were 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.

Dennis C. Wendt, PhD

Dr. Wendt is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education and Counseling Psychology at McGill University and Director of the Cultural and Indigenous Research on Counseling Psychology (CIRC) lab. He has spent more than a decade working with Indigenous communities developing and evaluating culturally relevant interventions in both mental health and substance use. He has published multiple works in peer reviewed journals.

Kelsey Huson

Kelsey Huson is a doctoral student in Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Her clinical practice is guided by a person-centered approach to best support clients through their growth process. She has had multiple works published in peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

David M. Lutkemeier
David Lutkemeier holds a BA degree in psychology, a master’s degree in developmental psychology, and a doctorate degree from the University of Cincinnati in Special Education and Psychology. He is certified as a psychologist by the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners, as well as holding public school superintendent certification in Arizona and California. Dr. Lutkemeier has worked as an assistant professor at Arizona State University, a school psychologist, special education director, assistant superintendent, and superintendent in both Arizona and California. David, working as a consultant with a national curriculum management group (CMSi) has completed over two dozen comprehensive district-wide curriculum audits in 15 states over the past 20 years and has worked as a test developer for CE Learning Systems for the past ten years.

Recommended For:

Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.

Course Objectives:

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Discuss potential paths regarding the conceptualization of best practice for psychotherapy for Indigenous People in the United Stares and Canada.
  2. Identify an appropriate balance in the delivery of evidence-based treatments with Indigenous Peoples.
  3. Describe how a greater commitment to community-engaged research and cultural humility is necessary to promote Indigenous mental health, especially as related to the support of traditional healing and Indigenous-led cultural interventions.

Disclosure to Learners

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

CE Learning Systems adheres to the ACCME's Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Medical Education. Any individuals in a position to control the content of a CE activity – including faculty, planners, reviewers, or others ― are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities (formerly known as commercial interests).

The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by this activity's planners, faculty, and the reviewer:

Planners and Reviewers

The planners of this activity have reported that they have no relevant financial relationships.

Commercial support

There is no commercial support for this distance-learning course.

Exam Questions

All exam questions for the course are visible on this page for members of CE-Credit.com.

Membership is free, and you can register today! You'll only pay when you're ready to purchase a course, or if you take advantage of the Unlimited Package.

If you're already a member, please sign in to see the exam questions for this and all other courses.

Discuss this course

You can share your thoughts about this course after you pass the exam.

Sign In or Register to get started.

FAQs

  • Is this course approved for my continuing education requirements?

    Yes, most likely. Look Up Your State Board for more detailed information. Logged-in site members will see the relevant approval information displayed in the Approvals tab for every course.

  • Do you have accommodations for my disability (ADA)?

    If you are having trouble using CE-Credit.com, please contact us! We would be happy to accommodate your needs right away, and your input will help us make CE-Credit.com more accessible for future users too.

  • How do I enroll in this course?

    Use the Enroll In This Course button and just follow the instructions! You don't pay anything until you're ready to take an exam.

  • What do I have to do to complete the course?

    To complete the course, review the course objectives, then review the material, and then pass the exam with a score of 75% or greater and lastly complete an evaluation.

  • How do I access the materials?

    Most of our courses are based on online articles available for free to the public. Some courses, such as those based on books, require that you purchase the material. Use the Materials tab above for more info. You don't need to enroll in the course to access materials, whether free or paid. So you always know what you're getting into before you commit to taking the exam.

  • How do I get my certificate?

    Your certificate(s) will be available to download or email immediately when you pass the course exam and complete the evaluation.

  • Can I contact you for more help?

    Yes! Use the Help widget at the bottom-right of the screen anywhere on CE-Credit.com to search our help docs, or to ask our support team for help. Unlike most of our competitors, CE-Credit.com has live US-based support reps to help you by email, chat, or phone.

Course Number 103333
1.25 CE credit hour
Sign in for credit hours relevant to your credentials.

  • Reading-Based Online
Exam Fee $7.46
There's no exam fee with an Unlimited CE membership! Read More

No Cost Materials

51 members have taken this course

Try a free CE course.

Get started by trying a free course of your choice. No payment info required!

Sign Up Free

View all free trial courses

Happy therapist using CE-Credit.com