2022.11.15 | Indigenous Culture Series, Part 2: Understanding Ideology and Cultural Roles to Strengthen the Trust of Your Native Clients/Communities


12 PM. to 3:15 PM. | Jason Butler

In collaboration with the National American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, CCSME is recognizing American Indian Heritage Month with this two-part Indigenous Culture series.

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Understanding Ideology and Cultural Roles to Strengthen the Trust of Your Native Clients/Communities | November 15, 2022; 12 PM to 3:15 PM | 3 Contact Hours

Working within Native communities and populations can be difficult for non-Native providers. Several different factors play a role in the relationship-building process between providers and community/community members.


Learning objectives:

  • Explore methods to gain a better understanding of how contrasting cultural ideologies can significantly impact the ability to give and receive services
  • Examine the importance of culture
  • Discuss creative ways to fuse traditional teachings with modern methods of treatment.

Learning outcome:

  • Understand the factors involved with the relationship-building process between providers and their Native clients/communities


About the Presenter

Jason Butler
Jason is an enrolled member of the Ute Tribe of Fort Duchesne, Utah and is also part Mojave and Cherokee. He graduated from Idaho State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and earned his Master of Science in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University in 2019. Jason is also a Certified Peer Recovery Coach through the Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification. He is employed by the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes, Tribal Health and Human Services Department in Fort Hall, Idaho where he spent three years serving as the Recovery Service Coordinator for the Four Directions Treatment Center and recently accepted the position of Community Health Representative Manager. He strives to incorporate Native culture, traditions, morals, and values into the healthcare services provided to Native communities. Today he says, “I am loving life and am extremely thankful to have found a career path I love”.



Criteria for Successful Completion

100% Attendees required to participate and be present in the full duration of the learning activity and complete/submit an evaluation form. Partial credit will not be awarded.

Conflict of Interest

This educational activity does not include any content that relates to the products and/or services of a commercial interest that would create a conflict of interest. There are no individuals in a position to control content for this activity or have any relevant financial relationships to declare.

Commercial Support

There is no commercial support being received for this CNE offerings.

Joint Providership

This learning activity is being jointly provided by CCSME and the American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Technology Transfer Center

 Approval Statement

CCSME is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Northeast Multistate Division Education Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact Hours

  • 3 contact hours for nurses
  • 3 contact hours for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
  • 3 Category I contact hours  for psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
  • 3 contact hours CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • 3 contact hours pending for alcohol and drug counselors from the board of alcohol and drug counselors