Counseling the Inupiat Eskimo

Counseling the Inupiat Eskimo

by Catherine Swan Reimer

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Counseling the Inupiat Eskimo by Catherine Swan Reimer

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313030352
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/30/1999
Series: Contributions in Psychology Series
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 310 KB

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



Historical Background

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





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