Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices

reclaiming native psychological brilliance



United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc. and New England MHTTC would like to invite you and your staff to attend "Reclaiming Native Psychological Brilliance: Wise Practices," 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 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 and 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
  • Learn about Native brilliance examples to share with behavioral health and other health care staff, as well as with local Tribal Nation citizens

The concept of Native psychological brilliance will be celebrated through Native music video and Native spoken word performances as part of each session.


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.

Continuing education credits will be provided. 


The first session of 2023 on "Native Traditional Practices: Culture IS Treatment" will be on Tuesday, January 24 at 2 pm ET.

Register here for all 2023 sessions.


Watch recordings from the 2022 sessions:


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 



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