Current research indicates that in order to counsel a group of people different from the mainstream, it is important to understand their unique worldview. This book defines the worldview of personal well-being for the Inupiat Eskimo in order to establish guidelines for counseling strategies. Strategies are based on the wisdom of villiage elders, who define personal well-being in order to help others develop counseling practices that can bridge contemporary problems with the traditions and customs of the Inupiat culture.
About the Author
CATHERINE SWAN REIMER, an Inupiat Eskimo, is a psychologist who has spent most of her career working with Native Americans throughout the United States in the areas of counseling, prevention, supervision, and education.
Table of Contents
Inupiat Descriptions and Words for Personal Well-Being (PWB)
The Effect of Thinking and Proper Conduct on One's Personal Well-Being
Taking Responsibility for One's Well-Being
Sociological Factors Effecting Well-Being
Who Are the Healers from the Village?
What Every Counselor Should Know
Strategies to Help the Inupiat People
Beliefs About the Environment
The Importance of Sharing
Beliefs About the Whale