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Healing the Soul Wound: Indigenous People & the Colonial Template with Eduardo Duran

November  14 - 16, 2014
10:00 am - 5:30 pm


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Eduardo Duran
Eduardo Duran

Healing the Soul Wound: Indigenous People & the Colonial Template with Eduardo Duran

This workshop will focus on how colonialism and historical trauma have impacted indigenous peoples. The workshop will bring out parallels between Native Americans and African Americans by analyzing the soul wound through indigenous epistemologies. Archeptypal ideas will also be integrated into the discussion in order to facilitate cultural bridging. Duran will also facilitate a discussion in the area of clinical applications of therapies that are relevant in healing the soul wound and the effects of colonialism. Preparation of the therapist as well as case material will be part of the workshop. Archetypal concepts will be used in order to facilitate understanding within a Western framework.

In this workshop, Duran will focus on how to merge Native Clinical Practice with Western Practice through the shifting of cultural metaphor. In his practice, Duran has found that there are profound similarities in both approaches and he will discuss how these can work within therapeutic as well as Traditional Native modalities. 

Eduardo Duran, PhD, has been working as a clinical psychologist for more than two decades. Much of his clinical and research work has concentrated on working with the legacy of historical trauma. Historical trauma is the trauma that occurs in families and is then passed on to the following generation unless the trauma or soul wounding is dealt with. Through that process he has learned that wounding of the spirit has been endured by most people in the world. The lessons learned from this work are relevant to most people presenting with therapeutic issues. Duran has served as a professor of psychology in several graduate settings and continues to teach and lecture in community settings all over the world.

Born in northern New Mexico, Duran relocated to California with his family at age 14. He worked in the fields as a migrant farm worker. At age 17 he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served for 6 years on board submarines and other vessels during the Vietnam war. Once he was discharged he became interested in psychology and began his studies, while working for the Navy as an engineering psychologist.

His path took a turn after his last visit with his grandfather, changing career trajectory to become a clinical psychologist. He attained his PhD degree and has since worked in community settings until the past year. Presently, he is in private practice and consulting.

Friday, November 14, 2014
CIIS Main Building
$15/$20 at the door

Saturday and Sunday
November 15-16, 2014
CIIS main building
$175/$200/$225 (when one price tier sells out, that tier is closed)
*The workshop includes Friday's lecture
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13 BBS/APA CEs are available (MFT, LCSW, RN)
This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students

*This course meets the qualifications for continuing education credits for MFT and/or LCSW as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

**CIIS is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. CIIS maintains responsibility for this program and its contents.

California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103


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