In this groundbreaking book, Eduardo Duran—a psychologist working in Indian country—draws on his own clinical experience to provide guidance to counselors working with Native Peoples and other vulnerable populations. This second edition includes an important new chapter devoted to working with veterans, examining what it means to go to war and what is required for veterans to heal. Duran also updates his thinking on research, including suggestions on how to invent a new liberation research methodology through applied story science. Translating theory into day-to-day practice, the text presents case materials that illustrate effective intervention strategies for prevalent problems, including substance abuse, intergenerational trauma, and internalized oppression. This unique resource explores theoretical Indigenous understanding of cosmology and how understanding natural law can lead us to new ways of understanding and healing the psyche.
On the First Edition:
“Duran’s personal and engaging style captivates the reader as he or she catches a glimpse of what training with this master must be like.”
“[Translates] Western metaphor into indigenous ideas that make sense to Native People. Duran is one of our profession’s top contemporary authors… He invites us to walk through the doors of his books and we should do so.”
—Journal of Transpersonal Psychology
“I applaud and thank Doctor Duran for his gift and invite our colleagues in all communities to join in the new beginning. Let us stop tripping around in big western boots and walk again softly and gently in a Natural way in our communities.”
—Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology