Oral Narratives As A Therapeutic Device

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Oral Narratives As A Therapeutic Device
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ORAL NARRATIVE AS A THERAPEUTIC DEVICE / Terry Tafoya| produced by Lyn Gerry. - SERIES: Unto the 7th generation : Indian Child Welfare Act Conference| no. 4 - Presentations at a Conference for Native American Social Service workers. CONTENT: Dr. Terry Tafoya, a Native American clincal psychologist, recounts Indian legends and how they are used in a therapeutic context. The Native American approach to social work and therapy offers choices, and teaches lessons through myth. He cites Peterson's work on the symbolism in the Wizard of Oz. He goes on to explore the role of race and gender in therapy, and learning to overcome the good-bad duality of Euramerican society by looking at behavior in context. - RECORDED: UCLA, 15 Jan. 1992.

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