Indigenous People: Being Culturally Sensitive in Your Clinical Practice

Connecting the origination of the Wabanaki people, their traditional belief system, and the impact of language on their world view will heighten participants’ understanding of the Wabanaki response to health care, behavioral health care, and substance use disorder treatment. Current speakers of the Wabanaki language will be identified and the experiences of living and passed Native people will be shared, followed by a question and answer period.



Roger Paul

Roger Paul has done work for the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, the Houlton Band of Maliseets, his home tribe of Passamaquoddy and is presently working as a teacher with the Penobscot Nation and the University of Maine at Orono. His work history mirrors his background from being Cultural Director, Teacher, Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Consultant. He takes an active role towards the preservation of Culture, Language, and educating people on the importance of realizing the significance of the indigenous peoples of New England and Atlantic Canada. Read more…


  • 6 contact hours for nurses.
    CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.

  • 6 contact hours pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

  • 6 Category I contact hours for Psychologists are provided.
    CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

  • 6 contact hours for CHES.
    CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

  • Certificate of attendance for 6 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

Certificates will be emailed to participants upon completion of an online course evaluation. No partial credit will be given.


Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. The program begins at 8:30 a.m.

Lunch will be on your own.

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