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Episode 5: Decolonizing Mental Health

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Vicki interviews Noela Crowe-Salazar – trainer, counsellorauthor, and Kookum. They explore Noela’s life long learning for balancing Western mental health concepts alongside Indigenous teachings and views. Noela gives practical suggestions for decolonizing thinking and approaches in counselling. And together they reflect on the importance of conversation and relationship.

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