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Integrating Indigenous Perspectives into Mental Health and Wellness Practices

The Psychology Department of the Winnipeg School Division would like to invite educators, school leaders, counsellors, student services staff, clinicians and community mental health colleagues who work with Indigenous youth to join us for a Day of Professional Learning on:

Integrating Indigenous Perspectives into Mental Health and Wellness Practices:

Supporting Today’s Youth through Culturally Competent Services

Featuring Dr. Joseph P. Gone

Monday, May 8, 2017

Location: Canadian Museum for Human Rights
Cost: $125/person
Hosted by: Psychology Department of Winnipeg School Division
Contact: Sharon Taylor at shtaylor@wsd1.org or (204) 786-7845

Event Schedule

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.: Registration and grasslands breakfast buffet
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.: Optional smudge
9:00 a.m.: Prompt start with opening ceremony
10:15 a.m.: Morning break
12:00 - 1:15 p.m.: Lunch on own (various options in Forks vicinity)
1:15 - 3:30 p.m.: Prompt start – coffee/drinks
Accommodations for out-of-town guests are available at a special rate through Inn at the Forks.
Use quote “Mental Health in Indigenous Youth rate” when booking.


Dr. Gone is a Professor of Psychology and American Culture at the University of Michigan. He examines cultural influences on mental health, as well as the intersection of evidence-based practice and cultural competence in mental health services.
He is an esteemed scholar with over 60 publications exploring the cultural psychology of self, identity, personhood, and social relations in Indigenous community settings vis-à-vis the mental health professions, with particular attention to therapeutic interventions, such as psychotherapy and traditional healing.
Dr. Gone was honored as a Noted Scholar by the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia, and in 2007, was elected to the board of directors of the national First Nations Behavioral Health Association. He remains an international collaborator for Canada’s Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research.

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