Publication Date: April 7, 2006
Eduardo Duran—a psychologist working in Indian country—draws on his own clinical experience to provide guidance to counselors working with Native Peoples. Translating theory into actual day-to-day practice, Duran presents case materials that illustrate effective intervention strategies for prevalent problems, including substance abuse, intergenerational trauma, and internalized oppression. Offering a culture-specific approach that has profound implications for all counseling and therapy, this groundbreaking volume:
Eduardo Duran is the Director of Health and Wellness for the United Auburn Indian Community, Northern California.
“Duran’s personal and engaging style captivates the reader as he or she catches a glimpse of what training with this master must be like .”
“This most recent volume of the Duran trilogy outlines fresh methods for serving American Indian clients by translating Western metaphor into indigenous ideas that make sense to Native People. This is a theme in all three books, usefully read together, but with this last book, the paradigm shift is completed. Duran is one of our profession’s top contemporary authors… Eduardo invites us to walk through the doors of his books and we should do so.”
—Journal of Transpersonal Psychology
"I applaud and thank Doctor Duran for his gift and invite our colleagues in all communities to join in the new beginning. Let us stop tripping around in big western boots and walk again softly and gently in a Natural way in our communities."
—Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology
“ Healing the Soul Wound is the most innovative and thought-provoking scholarship that I’ve read in a long time….Taken seriously and applied, it represents a paradigm shift that will transform theory and practice."
— From the Foreword by Allen E. Ivey, Distinguished University Professor (Emeritus)
“Powerful, inspiring...congratulations to Dr. Duran for making such a significant contribution to the mental health professions.”
Michael D’Andrea, University of Hawaii
“This is an essential text for therapists either working or contemplating working with Native Americans. I highly recommend this book.”
David Adams, Cleveland State University, author of Education for Extinction