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 discusses the landscape of AI/AN mental health and provide concrete strategies to advance the delivery of culturally responsive treatment to this clinical population.
- 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.