This study is a general approach to Native American spirituality, not a specific study, nor is it about any particular aspect of spirituality or belief system. This pilot study examines the research question: Do Native Americans present for mental health services with a reduced connection to their religion/spirituality? Its purpose is to investigate if Native Americans who have a reduced connection to some form of spirituality are more likely to seek mental health services as perceived by mental health professionals. Arizona and New Mexico providers answered survey questions based on their perception of their Native American clients' religion/spirituality. Data collected is analyzed and discussed including survey results and discussion, further research, limitations, and implication for professional training.A short-term treatment insight oriented model for American Indian adolescents is the Dream Catcher Meditation ... In the 10 to 14 sessions process of making a dream catcher, each symbolic state of creation is linked with a therapeutic issue.
|Title||:||Therapist Perception of Native American Clients' Religion/spirituality Presenting for Mental Health Services|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2007|