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William Shunkamolah Recorded Webinar:The art and science of ethical practice in Native communities: A Native Psychologist’s Perspective

1 CE Credit Eligible 
Friday, October 2, 2020
11am – 12:30 pm Eastern/ 10 am – 11:30 am Central/ 9am – 10:30 am Mountain/ 8 am – 9:30 am Pacific
This webinar provides clinicians with an introductory examination of factors that influence ethical decision making in the treatment of American Indian clients utilizing examples and vignettes based upon the experiences of a Native psychologist. An overview of the Society of Indian Psychologist commentary on the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologists will also be utilized to assist clinicians with self-assessment and considerations when initiating services with an individual client or in a Native community.
Learning Objectives:
This workshop is designed to help you:
1. Identify factors that influence ethical treatment of American Indian clients and American Indian tribal communities.
2. Utilize aspects of the Society of Indian Psychologist commentary on APA ethical principles to assess clinician and client needs.
3. Use presented examples to help attendees prepare to initiate and engage in ethical clinical work with American Indian clients.
About the Presenter:
Dr. Shunkamolah is a member of the Osage, Dine, Tohono O’odham, and Kiowa tribes. He spent most of his youth in New Mexico, but has lived and worked in various Native and Non-Native communities in Arizona, Oklahoma, and Montana. Dr. Shunkamolah received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Montana in Missoula, MT. He completed his internship at the Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK, and completed his postdoctoral residency at the San Carlos Apache Tribal Wellness Center in San Carlos AZ. Dr. Shunkamolah is currently providing psychotherapy to Native clients in an urban setting, and has worked as a therapist as well as the clinical chief of a behavioral department in rural Native communities. 
Recommended Readings:
Handelsman, M. M., Gottlieb, M.C., & Knapp, S. (2005). Training ethical psychologists: An acculturation model. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36, 59-65.
García, Melinda & Tehee, Melissa. (2014). Society of Indian Psychologists Commentary on the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
Morse, Gayle Skawennio Ph.D. and Blume, Art W. Ph.D. (2013) "Does the American Psychological Association’s Code of Ethics work for us?," Journal of Indigenous Research: Vol. 3 : Iss. 1 , Article 2. Available at:
Item No: WSRW
Member Price: $25.00
Non-Member Price: $35.00

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