Historical Trauma and Healing

This training was held on June 28th, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. MT/1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CT.

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Event Description

This presentation will discuss the neuroscience of trauma and how trauma impacts development in childhood. Attendees will learn how trauma manifests in problems with behavior, emotions and addictions. This presentation will highlight indigenous wisdom in understanding and healing trauma.  

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how trauma impacts development.  
  • Understand neuroplasticity and its role in changing behavior 
  • Identify trauma related reactions 
  • Learn how to respond to individuals with trauma in a manner that facilitates healing 
  • Recognize Indigenous practices as valuable interventions for traumatized individuals 


Tami De Coteau











Dr. DeCoteau obtained a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology in 2003 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with specialization in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders for adults, adolescents and children. 
Dr. De Coteau is a Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) practitioner. TBRI is a therapeutic model that trains caregivers to provide effective support for at-risk children. She is also trained in various other trauma treatment modalities including EMDR, EFT, somatic processing, attachment intervention, NMT (neurosequential model of therapeutics), and TF-CBT. Dr. De Coteau has extensive experience working with patients who suffer from complex trauma, neurodevelopmental disorders, grief, anxiety, depression, and suicidal thinking. 
Dr. DeCoteau has worked in a variety of outpatient settings and with a diverse patient population, including Veterans and Native Americans. She received the Indian Health Service 2009 Health Professional of the Year Award for outstanding service and the American Psychological Foundation 2010 Early Career Award for providing culturally competent practice techniques for Native Americans and for developing training programs in rural, underserved areas. Dr. DeCoteau was appointed by a member of the U.S. congress to serve the Commission on Native Children to help address the challenges faced by Native children. 
Aside from clinical work, Dr. DeCoteau has given numerous lectures on how trauma impacts attachment and brain development, in-school strategies for working with traumatized children, and historical trauma. She is an enrolled member of the American Psychological Association, an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation and a descendant of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa.

June 28, 2022
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