Indian Health Service
Integrated Behavioral Health Conference

DateTimeSession Number, Title and Presenters
July 278:30am - 10:00am and 10:30am - Noon

Session 1 and 2: The Red Circle Lodge - Keeping Spiritual and Together, despite Physical Distance; Preventing and Treating Substance Use and Abuse with Damon Polk and Lane Shepherd

Session Recording | Session 1 Slides | Session 2 Slides | Evaluation | Session 1 Learning Objectives | Session 2 Learning Objectives

August 38:30am - 10:00am and 10:30am - Noon

Session 3 and 4: Ethical Decision Making with Denise Beagley

Session Recording | Session Slides | Handout: Framework for Ethical Decision Making | Handout: Codes of Ethics | Evaluation | Learning Objectives

August 108:30am - 10:00am

Session 5: ICWA, Child Protection in the Era of COVID-19 with MacArthur Lucio

Session Recording | Session Slides | Session Slides 2 | Evaluation | Learning Objectives

August 1010:30am - Noon

Session 6: Suicide Prevention: A Community Safety Network with Elise Leonard, Thomas Walter, MacArthur Lucio, and Derek Patton

Session Recording | Session Slides  | Evaluation | Learning Objectives

August 178:30am - 10:00am

Session 7: EMDR Therapy with Deb Silveria and Michelle Gottlieb

Session Recording | Session Slides  | Evaluation | Learning Objectives

Auguat 1710:30am - Noon

Sesion 8: Fetal Substance Exposure with Elise Leonard

Session Recording | Session Slides  | Evaluation | Learning Objectives

August 248:30am - 10:00am

Session 9: Trauma-Informed Care & Treatment Protocols with Dolores Bigfoot

Session Recording | Session Slides  | Evaluation | Learning Objectives

August 2410:30am - Noon

Session 10: AI/AN Suicide Prevention Hotline with Pamela End of Horn

Session Recording | Session Slides  | Evaluation |  Learning Objectives

August 318:30am - 10:00am

Session 11: Elder Abuse and Neglect with Cynthia LaCounte and Jacque Gray

Session Recording | Session Slides   | Evaluation | Learning Objectives

August 3110:30am - Noon

Session 12: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with Buffy Wooten

Session Recording | Session Slides  | Evaluation | Learning Objectives

September 78:30am - 10:00am and 10:30am - Noon

Session 13: Indigenous Presence: Decolonizing Our Minds and Cultivating the Causes of Happiness with Bonnie Duran

Session Recording | Session Slides  | Evaluation | Learning Objectives

Dr. Bonnie DuranBonnie Duran Dr.PH (mixed race Opelousas/Coushatta descendent) is a Professor in the Schools of Social Work and Public Health at the University of Washington, in Seattle and is on the leadership team at the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute (

She received her Dr.PH from UC Berkeley School of Public Health in 1997. Bonnie teaches graduate courses in Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), and Mindfulness. She has worked in public health research, evaluation and education among Tribes, Native Organizations and other communities of color for over 35 years.

She will join the Phoenix-area Indian Health Service Integrated Behavioral Health Conference on Tuesday, September 7th at 8:30am to give her talk "Indigenous Presence: Decolonizing our Minds and Cultivating the Causes of Happiness."

Dr. Duran explains, "This presentation will provide a conceptual framework and practice guidelines for Mindful “Indigenous Presence” meditation—a way of coming into harmony with the present moment and our world—and provides space for acceptance, and the cultivation of clarity, confidence, resilience and strength. This practice maps the fundamental wellness-optimizing characteristics of Indigenous Ceremony onto the methods and outcomes of another ancient traditional expression of sacred presence, that of mindfulness and lovingkindness meditation."

Dr. Duran is currently the Principal Investigator of 2 NIH funded research projects in “Indian Country”. Working with the American Indian Higher Education Consortium, 22 Tribal Colleges, and UW collaborators, she is conducting 2 studies; (a) a psychiatric epidemiology prevalence and correlates study (N=3,202, and (b) a TCU-cultural adaptation of Brief Alcohol Screening and Intervention for College Students (BASICS). Dr. Duran is also Co-PI of an NIMH funded R25 HIV and Mental Health research training program, and a Co-Investigator on an NINR CBPR methods and measures study: Engage for Equity. 

Bonnie’s past work includes partnering with the Navajo Nation, Indian Health Service, the National Congress of American Indians Policy Research Center, and other Tribes and Indigenous Community Based Organizations on projects aimed at health equity, improving health services, and developing culture-centered health promotion. 

The overall aims of Dr. Duran’s research are to work in partnership with communities to design health access and prevention efforts that are empowering, culture-centered, accessible, sustainable and that have maximum public health impact. She has many publications including articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and books. Dr. Duran is an Editor of the 2018 Community-Based Participatory Research for Health: Advancing Social and Health Equity, 3rd Edition. Wiley. 

Bonnie Duran is also a Buddhist mindfulness practitioner and teacher. She teaches long and short mindfulness retreats and advanced programs at the Insight Meditation Society (IMS in Massachusetts and at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (SRMC in California, and is on the Spirit Rock Teachers Council.

She has made several recorded sessions and resources available to conference attendees:

Analayo’s guided 7 spokes of Satipatthana Meditation 
Ven. Analayo’s Anapanasati guided Meditations 

Conference Information

Series occurs online Tuesdays from 8:30am to 10:00am and 10:30am to Noon delivered as an online training series via the Zoom meetings platform from July 27th to September 7th, 2021. 

Each session offers 1.5 hours of CEs. Choose from NASW, NADAAC, APA, NBCC. Attendees must sign in and out of each session for credit. Certificates with all hours accrued will be issued by September 20th, 2021.

This annual conference is free for anyone working for Indian Health Service (IHS), individuals and agencies working with IHS, tribes, and all urban programs including prevention, behavioral health and primary care, crisis services, child welfare, law enforcement, community corrections and also their partners serving Native Americans

Register today 

Each session offers 1.5 hours of CEUS. Choose from NASW, NADAAC, APA*, NBCC*. Attendees must sign in and out of each session for credit. Certificates with all hours accrued will be issued by September 20th, 2021.

*only available for selected sessions