Healing Traditions: The Mental Health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

Healing Traditions: The Mental Health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

By: Gail Guthrie Valaskakis (editor), Laurence J. Kirmayer (editor)Paperback

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Offering a unique combination of mental health and socio-cultural perspectives, Healing Traditions will be useful to all concerned with the wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples including health professionals, community workers, planners and administrators, social scientists, educators, and students.

About Author

Laurence J. Kirmayer is James McGill Professor and Director of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University; Director of the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit of the Institute for Community and Family Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal; and Co-Director of the National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research. Gail Guthrie Valaskakis was Director of Research, Aboriginal Healing Foundation, Ottawa, and Co-Director of the National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research.


Illustrations Foreword Preface Part 1: The Mental Health of Indigenous Peoples 1 The Mental Health of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: Transformations of Identity and Community / Laurence J. Kirmayer, Caroline L. Tait, and Cori Simpson 2 Mental Health and the Indigenous Peoples of Australia and New Zealand / Mason Durie, Helen Milroy, and Ernest Hunter 3 Culture and Aboriginality in the Study of Mental Health / James B. Waldram 4 Social Competence and Mental Health among Aboriginal Youth: An Integrative Developmental Perspective / Grace Iarocci, Rhoda Root, and Jacob A. Burack Part 2: Social Suffering: Origins and Representations 5 A Colonial Double-Bind: Social and Historical Contexts of Innu Mental Health / Colin Samson 6 Placing Violence against First Nations Children: The Use of Space and Place to Construct the (In)credible Violated Subject / Jo-Anne Fiske 7 Narratives of Hope and Despair in Downtown Eastside Vancouver / Dara Culhane 8 Suicide as a Way of Belonging: Causes and Consequences of Cluster Suicides in Aboriginal Communities / Ronald Niezen 9 Disruptions in Nature, Disruptions in Society: Aboriginal Peoples of Canada and the "Making" of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome / Caroline L. Tait Part 3: Resilience: Transformations of Identity and Community 10 Cultural Continuity as a Moderator of Suicide Risk among Canada's First Nations / Michael J. Chandler and Christopher E. Lalonde 11 The Origins of Northern Aboriginal Social Pathologies and the Quebec Cree Healing Movement / Adrian Tanner 12 Toward a Recuperation of Souls and Bodies: Community Healing and the Complex Interplay of Faith and History / Naomi Adelson 13 Locating the Ecocentric Self: Inuit Concepts of Mental Health and Illness / Laurence J. Kirmayer, Christopher Fletcher, and Robert Watt 14 Community Wellness and Social Action in the Canadian Arctic: Collective Agency as Subjective Well-Being / Michael J. Kral and Lori Idlout Part 4: Healing and Mental Health Services 15 Aboriginal Approaches to Counselling / Rod McCormick 16 Respecting the Medicines: Narrating an Aboriginal Identity / Gregory M. Brass 17 A Jurisdictional Tapestry and a Patchwork Quilt of Care: Aboriginal Health and Social Services in Montreal / Mary Ellen Macdonald 18 Six Nations Mental Health Services: A Model of Care for Aboriginal Communities / Cornelia Wieman 19 Encountering Professional Psychology: Re-Envisioning Mental Health Services for Native North America / Joseph P. Gone 20 Conclusion: Healing / Invention / Tradition / Laurence J. Kirmayer, Gregory M. Brass, and Gail Guthrie Valaskakis Contributors Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780774815246
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 528
  • ID: 9780774815246
  • weight: 820
  • ISBN10: 0774815248

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