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Western psychotherapeutic practice: engaging Aboriginal people in culturally appropriate and respectful ways (2005)

Author

Vicary D, Bishop BJ

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Type

Journal article

 

Description

This article reports on the difference between how mental health is viewed by Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people. The article presents findings from a study undertaken in Western Australia and proposes a model for non-Aboriginal practitioners on how to work with Aboriginal clients. The journal article was written by researchers from the School of Psychology at Curtin University.

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When to use this resource

This article would be of interest to non-Aboriginal practitioners who currently work with, or intend to work with, Aboriginal clients. The article may enhance practitioner understanding about how mental health is viewed by Aboriginal people and may also encourage practitioners to work with Aboriginal clients in a manner that is respectful of their culture and viewpoints.

Contact details

B Bishop
School of Psychology
Curtin University
PO Box U1987
Perth WA 6845
Ph: (08) 9266 7181
Fax: (08) 9266 2464
Email: B.Bishop@curtin.edu.au

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