Chapter 10. American Indian Healers and Psychiatrists

Building Alliances

  1. Mario Incayawar M.D., M.Sc. Director2,3,4,
  2. Ronald Wintrob M.D. Clinical Professor5 and
  3. Lise Bouchard Ph.D. Director of Research2
  1. Jay H. Shore M.D., M.P.H.,
  2. James H. Shore M.D. and
  3. Spero M. Manson Ph.D.

Published Online: 28 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470741054.ch10

Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting Partners in Global Mental Health

Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting Partners in Global Mental Health

How to Cite

Shore, J. H., Shore, J. H. and Manson, S. M. (2009) American Indian Healers and Psychiatrists, in Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Unwitting Partners in Global Mental Health (eds M. Incayawar, R. Wintrob and L. Bouchard), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470741054.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Runajambi – Institute for the Study of Quichua Culture and Health, Otavalo, Ecuador

  2. 3

    Former Henry R. Luce, Professor in Brain, Mind and Medicine: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, Pitzer, Claremont McKenna, USA

  3. 4

    Harvey Mudd Colleges, California, USA

  4. 5

    WPA-Transcultural Psychiatry Section, Warren Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Colorado Denver, Department of Psychiatry, American Indian and Alaska Native Programs, Aurora, Colorado, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470516836

Online ISBN: 9780470741054

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Keywords:

  • American Indian (AI) healers and psychiatrists and building alliances;
  • AI veterans, psychiatrists and traditional healers;
  • AI veterans, psychiatrists and traditional healers - Southwest tribes;
  • AI veterans, psychiatrists and traditional healers - Northern plains tribe;
  • informal and formal collaborations with traditional healers in reservation communities;
  • talking circle, smudging ceremony and sweat lodge - traditional healing practice forms in northern plains;
  • guidelines for psychiatrists - interested in collaborating with AI traditional healers;
  • model for process of collaboration between AI healers and psychiatrists;
  • collaboration between psychiatrists and AI healers - crucial area in mental health treatment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • American Indian Veterans, Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Background

  • American Indian Veterans, Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Southwest Tribes

  • American Indian Veterans, Psychiatrists and Traditional Healers: Northern Plains Tribe

  • Discussion

  • Note

  • References