Linking Native American Tribal Policy to Practice in Mental Health Care

Kathy Kinsey, Pamela G. Reed

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The authors highlight approaches used in implementing tribal policy to provide a successful culturally-based modification of dialectical behavior therapy in the Suquamish Native American Tribe. The modified program was called Healthy and Whole. This work fostered greater tribal community resiliency despite the serious mental health problems of the community. It also strengthened tribal policies that support mental health treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)82-87
Number of pages6
JournalNursing science quarterly
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 20 2015


  • Native American
  • cultural congruence
  • dialectical behavior therapy
  • resiliency
  • tribal policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)


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