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Episode 151: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Relatives with Dr. Amanda Young

In Episode 151 Ben chats with Dr. Amanda Young. Dr. Young is Hidatsa of MHA Nation as well as an Anishinaabe of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, both reservations of North Dakota. Amanda received her PhD in Counseling Psychologist from Oklahoma State in 2022. Her current research embraces the stories of Native women who are leaders within the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Movement in what’s colonially known as the U.S. She is hopeful this research will help rewrite the narrative of Native women, as we are more than a statistic. Currently, Dr. Young is completing her Postdoctoral Fellowship at Two Feathers Native American Family Services in Humboldt County, CA

May 2, 2024

Mar 20, 2024 Indigenous Knowledges as Research Methodologies in Psychology

The term Indigenous psychology refers to several related projects within disciplinary psychology, including the investigation of diverse psychologies enacted and expressed by Indigenous Peoples as well as consideration of the implications of Indigenous “ways of knowing” for knowledge production within the discipline. As Indigenous Peoples of the USA and Canada, Native Americans and First Nations people have survived centuries of colonial dispossession and disruption by European settlers and their descendants. This legacy of colonial subjugation has played out through harmful knowledge production about Indigenous Peoples, too often entailing histories of exploitative and damaging research by outsiders. Thus, ongoing anticolonial struggle by Indigenous people incorporates efforts to unseat hegemonic methodologies and approaches within academic disciplines, including psychology. Indeed, many Indigenous psychologists begin their resistance to stock disciplinary methodologies during their graduate training. In this virtual session on Indigenous knowledges and methodologies in psychology, four Indigenous psychologists will share their experiences and expertise concerning the identification and application of Indigenous ways of knowing for research in psychology.

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Nov 15, 2023 People of Color in Psychology

Episode 45 - Through centuries of resilience, Native Americans and Indigenous peoples have developed profound healing practices that address both mental and spiritual well-being. Psychologists can draw invaluable lessons from Indigenous cultures by cultivating deeper connections and honoring their approaches to healing. In this episode, we discuss with Dr. Mark Standing Eagle Baez who developed a culturally responsive approach to care called the Sweetgrass Method. Dr. Baez is also the president-elect of the Society of Indian Psychologists, a fantastic community advocating for Native mental health by bringing attention to issues influencing Native mental health and psychology today.

November 2023

November is Native American Heritage Month. Join SIP President Dr. B. J. Boyd and SIP President-Elect Dr. Mark Standing Eagle Baez in conversation with APA President Dr. Thema Bryant as they discuss the power of Native American cultural identity, the contributions of Native American psychologists to the field, and more.

November 2023

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