Year: 1982 Source: New York: Guilford Press, 1982. p.55-83 SIEC No: 19870675

This thorough discussion of family therapy with native peoples includes guidelines as to the initial contact, typical problems, native time orientation, the native view of man’s relationship to the natural world, native social relationships, noninterference as a native way of being, traditional family organization, & the native view of the nature of man. Alcoholism & suicide are presented as negative stereotypes that have haunted American Indians. (27 refs.) (LH)