A MIWRC Workshop

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A Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center Workshop


“Therapeutic Approaches for Clients Affected by Historical Trauma”



Thursday, August 7th,  2008

9:30 am   - 4:00 pm

Cost:  $40.00

Lunch will be provided

This workshop will take place ‘RAIN or SHINE ‘


Steven M. Smith, Psy.D., L.P.  

Rebecca Quintela-Smith, M.A., L.P.



A Workshop for Therapists, Social Workers, Parent Educators and other Service Providers working with clients affected by recurring trauma and loss in their lives who cannot seem to overcome self-defeating behavior patterns.

This is a day long workshop that will utilize activities with horses to accomplish the learning objectives listed below.

Learning Objectives:

1. Define Historical Trauma and identify its psychological effects

2. Recognize the signs of Historical Trauma in individuals

3. Identify the Cycle of Recurring Trauma & Loss

4. Learn skills to help clients restructure faulty perceptions and cognitions

5. Learn non-verbal techniques for helping clients to stop the Cycle of Recurring Trauma


This is a workshop; it is not designed to be a focus group or support group.  We will not be providing any follow-up support for workshop participants.


Endorsement: Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College

Location:    Spirit Ranch 

                      13105 177th St. N.

                      Marine on the St. Croix , MN. 55047


Jo Lightfeather @ 612.728.2031 or email: jlightfeather@miwrc.org 

The MIWRC Library/Research/Clearinghouse & Training Program is supported by funding from the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Chemical Health Division."

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