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Behavioral Health Integration Webinar Series: Effective Strategies to Integrate American Indian and Alaska Native Culture into Clinics
Presenters: Brenda Freeman, Ph.D., LCPC, CPC, NCC and Denise Middlebrook, Ph.D

Integrating American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) culture into healthcare settings is an important strategy for improving health outcomes for AI/AN people. In this webinar, attendees will learn strategies to integrate AI/AN culture into integrated behavioral health programs.

Objectives:
1. Identify the importance of culture in American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) urban, rural, and reservation systems of care settings.
2. Examine the application of systems of care principles in AI/AN communities.
3. Differentiate cultural values and culture-based activities in AI/AN systems of care.

Credits: 1 hour of ACCME, ANCC, AAPA, ASWB, APA
To receive a certificate of continuing education, you must electronically sign-in for the session, participate in the entire live internet activity and complete the online evaluation. You will be able to print your certificate after completing the evaluation. The evaluation for this session will close two weeks from the date of the webinar.

To view the entire flyer, including information about credits, please visit the following URL by copying and pasting into a new window or tab: https://www.ihs.gov/teleeducation/webinar-archives/?file=6535_2022-12-08_+flyer.pdf&doaction=download

Dec 8, 2022 10:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Speakers

Brenda Freeman, Ph.D.
Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology and an Extension Mental Health Specialist @University of Nevada
Brenda Freeman lives in Reno, Nevada, and is a Professor of Counseling and Educational Psychology and an Extension Mental Health Specialist at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is honored to have had the opportunity to provide program evaluation and technical assistance to American Indian/Alaska Native communities for more than 20 years, including working with integrated care for the past 5 years. Brenda earned her Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Wyoming and is a licensed mental health provider in two states. She has authored more than 50 journal articles and monographs, several of which are related to American Indian/Alaska Native culture, mental health, and disparities in access to care and educational opportunities.
Denise Middlebrook, Ph.D.
Executive Director of the Intradepartmental on Native American Affairs @Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Dr. Denise Middlebrook has worked in the field of American Indian community behavioral health for nearly 30 years. After graduating with her doctorate from the University of Colorado in 1995, Denise began her career at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Research. In 2000, she joined the Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, where she worked closely with American Indian/Alaska Native programs within the Center for Mental Health Services. Denise became the Executive Director of the Intradepartmental on Native American Affairs in 2006. She has received the Distinguished Service Award from the U.S. Surgeon General and IHS for her work with tribes.