39-Indigenization of Mental Health Services-Coming Home

Jill Fish, Ph.D. is from the Tuscarora Nation of the Haudenosaunee (Hodeneshony) Confederacy of Western New York, where she was born and raised. She received her BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Niagara University, her MS in Mental Health Counseling from the University at Buffalo, and her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Minnesota. The focus of her research and clinical practice is transforming social institutions to be more just and equitable for Native American and Indigenous peoples. Towards this end, she strives towards the integration of science, practice, and culture in her work, in which she uses innovative story-based strategies, traditional medicines, and cultural modalities of healing to promote the health and well-being of Native peoples. She has been invited to give a TEDx Talk on her work titled, Honoring Indigenous Cultures and Histories. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Care Delivery and Outcomes Research at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System and the University of Minnesota’s Medical School.

Dr. Fish’s Tedx Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/jill_fish_honoring_indigenous_cultures_and_histories?language=en

OrigiNatives: https://www.jillianfish.com/originatives

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