ITFL Online Workshops
$100 PER BASKET | $800 FOR FULL COURSE
24 CEs are available for NYS LMSWs, LCSWs, upon completion of training.
PERSPECTIVE & PRACTICE
Indigenous Tools For Living
ITFL emphasizes knowledge and application through classroom instruction, applied scenario-based learning, and clinical practice and supervision. A variety of Indigenous treatment modalities are woven throughout, including experiential exercises, focusing, storytelling, ceremonial processes, body-centered and land-based healing techniques. Together these provide concrete tools and approaches for working with complex trauma in ways that avoid burnout and triggering, while at the same time maximizing impact and achieving better outcomes.
Making an Impact Across the Globe
Indigenous Tools for Living was developed by Dr. Shirley Turcotte, R.C.C.S.F.T.T who is a Metis knowledge keeper and Registered Clinical Counsellor and has been working internationally, with communities and survivors of intergenerational complex trauma, Indian Residential Schools fallout, childhood sexual abuse, and PTSD for more than 4 decades. Her work in developing applied or intergrative therapy techniques through an Indigenous collective lens is far reaching.
Shirley is a strong advocate for land-based knowledge and Indigenous perspectives on health and wellness. Her National Film Board of Canada’s film, To A Safer Place; helped move the epidemic of child sexual abuse into the public eye and was the first of its kind. She is a recipient of many awards, including B.C’s Woman of Distinction Award in Health and Education. She is the curriculum developer, mentor, lead instructor and clinical supervisor of the Indigenous Focusing Oriented Therapy (IFOT) Program; and she is the mentor, curriculum developer, and clinical supervisor for the Indigenous Tools for Living program.