1996．第4卷第1及2期（Vol. 4 Nos. 1 & 2）．pp. 87100
Counselling and Native Healing
Michael P. J. McINTYRE
This paper identifies selected Native traditions and healing practices in order to enable practitioners to recognize potential incompatibilities, inconsistencies and incongruities with mainstream counselling and therapy. It hypothesizes that conventional helping has often been used as an extension of the dominant societal tendency to colonize Native people because many practitioners have been insufficiently knowledgeable about Native culture or because they were unaware of the healing alternatives available to members of the Native conununity. It concludes with the observation the indigenous services created and operated by Native people have the greatest healing potential to be for the Native community.