Kirmayer and Valaskakis Healing Traditions
is a comprehensive guide to the role of Aboriginal history, culture, and identity in mental health and healing. Well-written and readable, this book should become the
important source for mental health professionals working with indigenous peoples. Healing Traditions
is a fitting tribute to Dr. Gail Valaskakis. (Malcolm King, Principal Investigator, Alberta ACADRE Network, University of Alberta, and Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Aboriginal Peoples' Health, Edmonton 20081205)
About the Author
Laurence J. Kirmayer
is James McGill Professor and Director of the Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry at McGill University; Director of the Culture and Mental Health Research Unit of the Institute for Community and Family Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital, Montreal; and Co-Director of the National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research. Gail Guthrie Valaskakis
was Director of Research, Aboriginal Healing Foundation, Ottawa, and Co-Director of the National Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research.