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Chapter 6: Guidelines for the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of American Indian Clients

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Guidelines for the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of American Indian Clients
Guidelines for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of american indian clients
Population of American Indians

The American Indian population is also known as “Native Americans,” “Native American Indians,” and “Native people” (Garrett, 2008; Trimble & Gonzalez, 2008; Witko, 2006a), but these terms are not recommended in the literature because they do not include other Indian groups in the United States (e.g., Eskimos, Aleuts) and Indians from other countries (e.g., Canadian and Mexican Indians) who have settled in the United States (Fleming, 1992). The terms preferred in the literature are American Indians and Alaska Natives (Fleming, 1992; Grieco & Cassidy, 2001; LaFromboise & Dizon, 2003; Sue & Sue, 2003; Thompson, Walker, & Silk-Walker, 1993). (The definition for ...

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