Ritualistic repetition of traditional American Indian stories creates a "scaffolding" of associations on a metacognitive level, offering a framework for problem solving. Participants will engage in story and the making of meaning. Specific clinical examples will be paired with specific stories.
*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*
TERRY TAFOYA, PhD, is Executive Director, Tamanawit, Unltd., Seattle, Washington, an international consulting firm on multiculturalism, bilingual education and transcultural issues of mental health providing training and technical assistance to local, state, tribal, federal agencies, universities, school districts and private industries. Dr. Tafoya serves as National Consultant for the U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and is consultant for the American Psychological Association Hope Program.