Here is a conference that my sister has shared with me. I am forwarding it on to all of you, not as an endorsement but simply sharing the information. I am in California so if anyone is interested let me know if you are attending.


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UCSF Department of Psychiatry
Historical Trauma: Healing Approaches
in Native American Communities

Tuesday, July 1, 2008
7:30am - 5:00pm

The Presidio Officer’s Club
50 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, CA
Healing the Historical Trauma Response

Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, PhD

Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Social Work at Columbia University. She has developed the concept of historical trauma and historical unresolved grief theory and interventions among Native Americans. She founded the Takini Network, a non-profit organization devoted to community healing from intergenerational massive group trauma among Native People.

Other Speakers Include:
Joseph P. Gone, PhD
Nelson Jim, MFT
Michele Maas, MSW
Ethan Nebelkopf, PhD
Theda New Breast, MPH
Karina L. Walters, PhD, MSW

All faculty members, clinical staff, trainees and community providers are welcome to attend. Continuing education credits will be provided for MFTs and LCSWs.
For more information and to register, contact Anna Stevens at
or 415-476-7470.

Free Registration • Free Parking

Co-sponsored by the California-Arizona Node of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network and the Native American Health Center, San Francisco and Oakland, CA

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