With the release of the Canadian Psychological Association’s (2018) response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (2015) there has been increased attention on the ways psychology in Canada might better serve the needs of Indigenous communities, in particular in terms of education and professional training. To date, there has been almost no research conducted at the intersection of Indigenous communities and professional training in psychology in Canada. This article examines this issue from the perspective of Indigenous psychologists who are working as scholar-practitioners in graduate level professional psychology training programs. Through first-person editorial reflections, the authors identify key challenges and opportunities in professional training in psychology relevant to Indigenous peoples; and the changes that are needed to advance Indigenous peoples in the field. Finally, the study identifies various paradigms of professional training that hold promise for serving the interests of Indigenous peoples in professional training in psychology. (PsycInfo Database Record (c) 2022 APA, all rights reserved)
The information contained on this website has been sourced by the Australian Indigenous Psychology Education Project (AIPEP) and AIPEP 2. The first AIPEP was funded by the Australian Government Office of Teaching and Learning. AIPEP 2 is part of the Transforming Indigenous Mental Health and Wellbeing Project, funded by the Million Minds Mission Grant. The views expressed in this website do not necessarily reflect the views of the Australian Government Office of Teaching and Learning or the Million Minds Mission Grant.
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