The Healing Road: A psychoeducational video on Native American mental health issues
Robert Scott Ryan, Alliant International University, San Francisco Bay, United States
Alliant International University, San Francisco Bay . Awarded
A training video, THE HEALING ROAD, was produced for the purpose of providing a psychoeducational product on Native American mental health issues. The training video was composed of two major parts: (a) a 15-minute session explicating the historical and cultural forces affecting the mental health of indigenous people, and (b) a 45-minute panel discussion among four multicultural specialists who represent different racial/ethnic groups. One group of Native American university students and one group of mental health practitioners agreed to evaluate the video in four main areas: (a) educational utility; (b) discursive efficacy; (c) thematic content; and (d) the tone and presentation of Native American people. The two groups endorsed considerable agreement in each area evaluated. Evaluators identified the primary thematic content; they found the video to be educational; and they agreed that the video was likely to inspire classroom discussion. They also found the video to be hopeful and positive in its presentation of Native American people.
Ryan, R.S. The Healing Road: A psychoeducational video on Native American mental health issues. Ph.D. thesis, Alliant International University, San Francisco Bay.
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