we are back in Canterbury, an Eastern suburb of Melbourne, at the
headquarters of Life Is " Foundation to present a workshop to mental
health professionals on approaches to dealing with trauma in indigenous
communities. With our aboriginal colleagues, we had already come to the
conclusion that a narrative approach is closest to aboriginal thought
and that narrativization is necessary. Historical and intergenerational
trauma is a huge issue in aboriginal communities in Australia, New
Zealand, the United States, and Canada. Wherever we go, there have been
residential schools, forced relocations, removal of children from
families, and implementation of a reserve system that denies rights to
First Nations peoples, making them less than human.
graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and completed residencies in family medicine and in psychiatry at the University of Vermont. He is the author of Coyote Medicine, Coyote Healing, Coyote Wisdom, and (more...