Research Paper: CBT and Sweat Lodges in Conversation on Psychological Healing

  CBT and Sweat Lodge Ceremonies in Conversation on Psychological Healing Practices ABSTRACT: Both CBT and Sweat Lodges are healing practices that have value in a twenty-first century context. However this paper demonstrates that cultural sensitivity requires that Sweat Lodge Ceremonies not be exported out of their context in native communities, and that standard CBT…

Reflection: Auto Ethnography

This paper was prepared for a graduate school course on race and difference. In addition to learning to conduct ethnographical studies, I was invited to author an auto-ethnography exploring my own cultural upbringing. This paper has been modified for publication here. Harvest: A Story of a Farming Community Rooted in Soils of Racial Inequality For…

Harry Middleton in (Fictional) Dialogue on Hope

This paper was prepared for a graduate level introductory course on integrating theology and hope into psychotherapeutic work. As a student I was asked to read the memoir The Earth is Enough and then engage the main character, Harry Middleton, in a fictional conversation about hope- without, the assignment indicated, using the word hope. “Hardscrabble”…