ARCH Psychological Services 2020
HEALING JOURNEY Healing is the crucial step linking truth and reconciliation. At ARCH, we use healing practices which are compatible with Aboriginal culture and teachings. These practices feel “right” to survivors and their families. They result in positive changes in peoples lives.
Services to the Indigenous Community ARCH has a long history of working with Indegeneus people. From our beginning in 1987, we have seen many indigenous clients and have been involved in many First Nation communities. In 1997,we began to work with an advisory group to develop “Healing Together: Our Sacred Journey - An Integrated Sexual Abuse Intervention and Healing Program” across North Central Alberta. Our psychologists are registered under the Non-Insured Health Benefit Program (NIHB) as well as the Indian Residential Schools Residential Health Support Program (IRS RHSP). These programs are funded by Health Canada. Under the first program, you need to have “treaty status” to receive psychological therapy. The second program provides psychological supports for former Indian Residential School (IRS) students, or their family members. Since this is funded by Health Canada, if you fall under either of these programs, you receive psychological services free of cost.
Working with Residential School Survivors and their Families Disruption of Indigenous family life and the loss of traditional values were a legacy of the Residential Schools. This resulted in widespread emotional, psychological, spiritual and social injuries which further lead to numerous dysfunctional coping mechanisms. ARCH takes a holistic approach to dealing with symptoms like addictions, domestic violence, sexual offending and other forms of abuse of self or others. We see the underlying causes and the need to get to the core of the issue. ARCH Psychologists have also worked onsite in various First Nation Communities. ARCH has a deep respect for Aboriginal values and culture. We are committed to working with you and to staying with the healing process for as long as it takes. We offer a non-judgemental, respectful and safe space within which you can explore your unique experiences and the impacts they had on you.
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ARCH Psychological Services 2020
Services to the Indigenous Community ARCH has a long history of working with Indegeneus people. From our beginning in 1987, we have seen many indigenous clients and have been involved in many First Nation communities. In 1997,we began to work with an advisory group to develop “Healing Together: Our Sacred Journey - An Integrated Sexual Abuse Intervention and Healing Program” across North Central Alberta. Our psychologists are registered under the Non-Insured Health Benefit Program (NIHB) as well as the Indian Residential Schools Residential Health Support Program (IRS RHSP). These programs are funded by Health Canada. Under the first program, you need to have “treaty status” to receive psychological therapy. The second program provides psychological supports for former Indian Residential School (IRS) students, or their family members. Since this is funded by Health Canada, if you fall under either of these programs, you receive psychological services free of cost.
Working with Residential School Survivors and their Families Disruption of Indigenous family life and the loss of traditional values were a legacy of the Residential Schools. This resulted in widespread emotional, psychological, spiritual and social injuries which further lead to numerous dysfunctional coping mechanisms. ARCH takes a holistic approach to dealing with symptoms like addictions, domestic violence, sexual offending and other forms of abuse of self or others. We see the underlying causes and the need to get to the core of the issue. ARCH Psychologists have also worked onsite in various First Nation Communities. ARCH has a deep respect for Aboriginal values and culture. We are committed to working with you and to staying with the healing process for as long as it takes. We offer a non-judgemental, respectful and safe space within which you can explore your unique experiences and the impacts they had on you.