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A Sacred Trust: Decolonizing Screening and Assessment




Danica Love Brown, MSW, CACIII, PhD

Behavioral Health Programs Director at the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma



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Who should attend:      

• Tribal/Urban Indian Providers, Physicians, Registered Nurses/Nurse Managers, Clinical Administrators, Psychologists, LMFTs and LCSWs, Certified Substance Use Disorder Treatment Counselor,  Other Primary Care and Behavioral Health Specialists/Clinicians, Key Stakeholders (Tribal Police, Wellness Courts, Tribal Family Services, Community Supports, Cultural Leaders, Education Departments and anyone impacted by substances)



Training Description and Core Clinical Components:       

For Tribal people on Turtle Island, current and past political and social events help shape the context of their lives in ways that many other Americans do not experience. Dr. Brown will discuss how the western psychological screening and assessment has left American Indian people without tools to adequately address psychological conditions. She will provide findings from a Tribal assessment; examples of Tribal screening and assessment; and present the concept of screening and assessment as a sacred trust. Participants will explore how to incorporate building sacred trust into their daily practices.


Learning Objectives:


  1. Identify at least two (2) limitations of using Western psychological approaches in Tribal communities
  2. Explain at least two (2) elements of the definition of Indigenous Psychological Care
  3. Recognize at least two (2) skills to implement decolonial psychological approaches in their practice
  4. Specify at least three (3) findings about implementation from community interviews with policy and Tribal partners.


Please contact Emmett Blount at (310) 869-7304 or by email [email protected] if you have questions, concerns, special needs, or require additional information before registering for this web training.



Instructions for Filing a Grievance Concerning UCLA ISAP’s Continuing Education Program: Please contact Dr. Thomas E. Freese, CE Program Administrator, in writing (UCLA ISAP, 10911 Weyburn Avenue, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90024- 2886) or by phone (310-267-5397). Alternately, you may contact Dr. Gloria Miele or Dr. James Peck, ISAP-affiliated doctoral-level psychologists responsible for program planning for the ISAP CE Program. Drs. Miele and Peck can be reached in writing at: 10911 Weyburn Avenue, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90024-2886 or by phone at: 310-267-5888 (Miele) or 310-267-5346 (Peck).


Cancellation Policy: Notice of cancellation must be made at least 72 hours in advance of the training by contacting Emmett Blount by phone (310-869-7304) or email ([email protected] ).

Notice of Recording: The didactic/lecture portion of the trainings will be recorded.

If you need a disability-related reasonable accommodation/alternative format for this event, please contact Emmett Blount at (310) 869-7304, [email protected] by May 30, 2022.



Starts: Jun. 7, 2022 9:00 am
Ends: Jun. 10, 2022 12:00 pm
Registration Deadline
June 10, 2022
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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