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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
Hosted by: Psychology Department of Winnipeg School Division
Contact: Sharon Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org or (204) 786-7845
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.
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
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.