Sexual assault counsellor develops new model to incorporate Indigenous healing practices – Regina Leader-Post

February 6, 2019

“It’s happening in our communities because so much was broken. There’s no healthy leaders within our communities to step up and say ‘Look, this needs to stop.’ ”

In an effort to better serve her Indigenous clients, a Saskatchewan sexual assault counsellor has developed a new model that incorporates First Nations healing practices into mainstream counselling practices.

Corrine McArthur presented the new guide at the Sexual Assault Services of Saskatchewan (SASS) Leadership Forum held at the Ramada Hotel from Feb. 6 to 7.

“A big part of it was educating the therapists that were here on the impacts of residential schools and colonization,” said McArthur, a sexual assault counsellor with the non-profit Society for the Involvement of Good Neighbours (SIGN).

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