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Recovery in the residential school abuse aftermath : a new healing paradigm

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dc.contributor.advisor Nixon, Gary
dc.contributor.author Dionne, Dee
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-08T17:44:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-08T17:44:01Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/736
dc.description x, 193 leaves ; 29 cm. -- en
dc.description.abstract This qualitative study informs the literature by bringing two perspectives together: the trauma of residential school abuse and the transpersonal viewpoint of healing. A phenomenological hermeneutic approach explored lived experiences of residential school survivors and their families. Transpersonal psychology was introduced as the focus for a new healing paradigm. The research questions ask, “What has been the lived experience of the trauma of residential school abuse” and “How are traditional and non-traditional healing practices mutually applied in the recovery process by individuals who are impacted by the residential school experience”? Five First Nations co-researchers were interviewed, the data was analyzed, coded, and a thematic analysis was undertaken from which six themes emerged. The results of this study may go on to employ this new healing paradigm to help First Nations people gain spiritual wholeness. Finally, a description and summary of research findings, limitations and implications for counselling were discussed. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences, c2008. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Electronic dissertations en
dc.subject Off-reservation boarding schools -- Canada en
dc.subject Indians of North America -- Canada -- Residential schools en
dc.subject Native peoples -- Canada -- Residential schools en
dc.subject Child sexual abuse en
dc.subject Indian children -- Abuse of -- Canada en
dc.subject Indigenous children -- Abuse of -- Canada en
dc.subject Child abuse -- Canada en
dc.title Recovery in the residential school abuse aftermath : a new healing paradigm en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en

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