Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance

reclaiming native psychological brilliance



The United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and the New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend the Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance, a Tribal Behavioral Health ECHO webinar series. Native Psychological Brilliance refers to the intelligence, strengths, balance, innate resources, and resilience of Native people. This no-cost telehealth series will be held throughout 2022 on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 11:00 am Pacific/12:00 pm Mountain/1:00 pm Central/2:00 pm Eastern. Each session will be one hour in length that will provide an opportunity for participants to: 

  • Gain skills on strength-based approaches in partnership with Native People to enhance Native behavioral health, 
  • Discuss ways that Native brilliance is demonstrated and supports behavioral health, and 
  • Learn about Native brilliance examples to share with behavioral health and other health care staff, as well as with local Tribal Nation citizens. 


In addition, the concept of Native psychological brilliance will be highlighted through Native music videos and Native spoken word performances as part of each session of the Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance series. 


Who should attend? Tribal health directors, clinic staff, counselors, social workers, physicians, nurses, Tribal Epidemiology Center staff, and anyone supporting Tribal communities through the health or behavioral health sector are welcome to join. 


The 2022 schedule of topics is listed below. You can register here in advance for all sessions.

You can watch the recordings here. 


January 25 | Introduction to Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance Series - recording available

February 22 | Nurturing Psychological Brilliance and Resilience in Native Youth - recording available

March 22 | Impact of Western World View on Indigenous Behavioral Health - recording available

April 26 | Native Help-declining and Native Help-seeking - recording available

May 24 | Native Trauma Layers and Post-Traumatic Growth - recording available

June 28 | Assessment and Diagnosis Through Indigenous Lens - recording available

July 26 | Substance Use and Hungry Ghosts - recording available

August 23 | Role of Indigenous Healing Practices in Native Life Re-balance - recording available

September 27 | Inspiring Native Life Transformation Plans - recording available

October 25 | Reframing Native Mental Health - recording available

November 22 | Open Discussion Forum: Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance - register


Continuing education credits will be provided.   


Partnered with the Nashville Area Indian Health Services, New England MHTTC, and C4 Innovations with support from Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board and Project ECHO 

Faculty: Holly Echo-Hawk, MSc, Senior Tribal Behavioral Health Advisor, New England MHTTC; Jennifer Downs, LCSW, Behavioral Health Consultant, Nashville Area Indian Health Service; Angela Richardson, M.Ed., LPC, Behavioral Health Program Coordinator, Alabama Coushatta Tribe of Texas, Chief Kina Health Clinic; Harry Brown, MD, Medical Epidemiologist, Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority and United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.; Ken Kraybill, MSW, Senior Trainer, C4 Innovations; Livia Davis, MSW, Chief Learning Officer, C4 Innovations 



USET and ECHO logos