FACILITATING THE EXERCISE
This one-day workshop is for those who meet the protocols around the exercise and who wish to strengthen their work with Indigenous people. It is a spiritually-centered day that includes the story of how the exercise was created, tools for facilitating the exercise, suggestions for creatively using it, and insightful information that can be included when delivering it. The day closes in a ceremony.
This one-day workshop presents the two worldviews: Indigenous and Euro-Canadian/mainstream. It informs the participants of the key components of each worldview. Roles, responsibilities, relationships, and gender of the Indigenous circle worldview will be reviewed. Communication, protocols, and politics of the traditional circle will also be presented. This experiential exercise will give participants information to use in their own
daily interactions and work.
PROTOCOLS FOR THE BOX AND THE CIRCLE EXERCISE:
Personal knowledge of the two worldviews: Indigenous and Euro-Canadian/Mainstream
Willing to practice Indigenous protocol in naming the teacher and preserving its spiritual centre
To be shared orally and never written down
Strong facilitation skills which include providing group safety, being comfortable and attuned with emotional responses, andhaving a knowledge of self-regulation tools.
Who Should Attend?
This training is open to everyone who has attended the two-day workshop.
Jann Derrick PhD, RMFT
Jann has been in practice as a Registered Family Therapist since 1978. She closed the clinical part of her practice in March 2013 in order to devote her time to mentoring and teaching, writing and support of service delivery to Indigenous communities.
Jann is of Mohawk ancestry and specializes in working with Indigenous Families and events that have impacted them ~ Historical Trauma, Residential School, and the intergenerational impacts of both.
Jann did pioneering therapy work with residential school survivors in Lytton, B.C. in the 1980s. She has worked at Round Lake Treatment Centre as a clinical supervisor, a trainer of Drug and Alcohol counsellors, and as a therapist in the Centre’s innovative Trauma Recovery Program for Native Trauma. She facilitated a National Aboriginal Focus Group that created a Code of Ethics for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation. Jann has contributed to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Commission and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. She continues to offer clinical supervision to multiple Indigenous agencies, as well as provide information to governments and policymakers on Indigenous social development and healing recovery.
As a Registered Family Therapist, Jann is a Clinical Fellow and a Supervisor Mentor in the Canadian Registry of Family Therapists. She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association.
She presents workshops and training throughout Canada and internationally in the USA, Australia and New Zealand.