Culturally Responsive Treatment for American Indian and Alaska Native Clients With Suicidality
Research indicates that American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) youth and emerging adults are at the highest risk of suicide in the U.S., in part due to systemic issues including poverty, threats to sovereignty, and inadequate access to mental and behavioral healthcare. Despite an increased need for mental health care services, a majority of psychologists endorse knowing little or nothing about how to work with AI/AN individuals or communities. A lack of provider-based knowledge and skills impacts AI/AN clients’ experience in treatment. In this webinar, Dr. Fetter will discuss the landscape of AI/AN mental health and provide concrete strategies to advance the delivery of culturally responsive treatment to this clinical population.
About the Presenter
Anna Fetter, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A Counseling Psychologist by training, her scholarship focuses on promoting mental health equity through a strength-based, structural, and culturally congruent lens. Dr. Fetter’s research has a particular focus on understanding the role of culturally relevant stressors and protective factors on the mental health and well-being of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Clinically, she specializes in providing culturally responsive psychotherapy to minoritized emerging adults, including those who identify as AI/AN.
Continuing Education Information
1 CE Credit, Instructional Level: Intermediate
1 Contact Hour (New York Board of Psychology)
- Identify common gaps in provider-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes that undermine effective mental health service provision to AI/AN individuals and communities.
- Apply culturally responsive and evidence-based approaches to treatment with AI/AN clients.
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Webinar start time is 2:00pm ET/1pm CT/12pm MT/11am PT