Trauma Treatment in Native American Communities: A Comprehensive Approach to Healing
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Patricia Vickers, PhD | Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD
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May 25, 2021
Ancestral principles are the living foundation that have not been extinguished through oppression in colonization and remain vibrant parts of many indigenous communities and the way they understand healing from trauma. In this recording, we will review the fundamental teachings that assisted in the development of a recent neurofeedback research study, and the development and delivery of two trauma trainings for Indigenous service providers.
Patricia Vickers, PhD, grounds her trauma service training and clinical sessions on ancestral law and ancestral teachings of soul loss and soul retrieval and incorporates these understandings in her sessions.
Financial: Patricia Vickers is a trauma specialist for Skidegate Health Centre. She is a trainer/consultant for Gwa’Sala-‘Nakwaxda’xw Family Intervention Program. Patricia has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Patricia Vickers has no relevant non-financial relationship to disclose.
Ruth Lanius, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry is the director of the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that specialize in the treatment and research of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and related comorbid disorders. She currently holds the Harris-Woodman Chair in Mind-Body Medicine at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario.
Her research interests focus on studying the neurobiology of PTSD and treatment outcome research examining various pharmacological and psychotherapeutic methods. She has authored more than 100 published papers and chapters in the field of traumatic stress and is currently funded by several federal funding agencies. She regularly lectures on the topic of PTSD nationally and internationally. She has recently published a book The Impact of Early Life Trauma on Health and Disease with Eric Vermetten and Clare Pain.
Financial: Dr. Ruth Lanius has employment relationships with McMaster University, the University of Western Ontario, the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research, the Western University of Canada, the Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), Robarts Research Institute, and Lawson Health Research Institute. She is a consultant for St. Joseph’s Health Care and the Traumatic Stress Service. She receives royalties as a published author. Dr. Lanius receives recording and book royalties and a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She serves on the advisory board for and receives honoraria from Mydecine. All relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations have been mitigated.
Non-financial: Dr. Ruth Lanius is a member of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, The American College of Psychiatrists, American Psychiatric Association, International Society for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Ontario Medical Association, International Society for the Study of Dissociation, New York Academy of Sciences, and the European Society for Traumatic Stress Studies.
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