Day 1 - Ethics focus: The purpose of ethics codes for mental health practitioners is to ensure professionalism, delivery of quality services, and appropriate respect and safety for clients. This training will use the Society of Indian Psychologists Commentary on the American Psychological Association Code of Ethics to illustrate the pitfalls of using Western based ethics with Indigenous populations. We will generate a range of ways to increase efficacy by working respectfully with Indigenous populations.
Day 2 - Cross Cultural: Alaska Native Specific focus: It is not unusual for practitioners in government funded agencies to be expected to use an Evidence Based Practice (EBP) that was developed in a context very different from their own. At best, this can be clumsy. At worst, it can be harmful. This training will provide participants with the knowledge they need to critically and accurately evaluate an EBP, provide and document cultural adaptations, and document the development of their own EBP.
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