|Date||Time||Session Number, Title and Presenters|
|July 27||8:30am - 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
|August 3||8:30am - 10:00am and 10:30am - Noon|
Session 3 and 4: Ethical Decision Making with Denise Beagley
|August 10||8:30am - 10:00am|
Session 5: ICWA, Child Protection in the Era of COVID-19 with MacArthur Lucio
|August 10||10:30am - Noon|
Session 6: Suicide Prevention: A Community Safety Network with Elise Leonard, Thomas Walter, MacArthur Lucio, and Derek Patton
|August 17||8:30am - 10:00am|
Session 7: EMDR Therapy with Deb Silveria and Michelle Gottlieb
|Auguat 17||10:30am - Noon|
Sesion 8: Fetal Substance Exposure with Elise Leonard
|August 24||8:30am - 10:00am|
Session 9: Trauma-Informed Care & Treatment Protocols with Dolores Bigfoot
|August 24||10:30am - Noon|
Session 10: AI/AN Suicide Prevention Hotline with Pamela End of Horn
|August 31||8:30am - 10:00am|
Session 11: Elder Abuse and Neglect with Cynthia LaCounte and Jacque Gray
|August 31||10:30am - Noon|
Session 12: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with Buffy Wooten
|September 7||8:30am - 10:00am and 10:30am - Noon|
Session 13: Indigenous Presence: Decolonizing Our Minds and Cultivating the Causes of Happiness with Bonnie Duran
Bonnie 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 (http://health.iwri.org).
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 dharma.org) in Massachusetts and at Spirit Rock Meditation Center (SRMC Spiritrock.org) in California, and is on the Spirit Rock Teachers Council.