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Department of Psychiatry

Culturally Congruent Trauma Healing for American Indian Communities Through Mind-Body Medicine

Presenter Details
Noshene Ranjbar, MD
Noshene Ranjbar, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Director Integrative Psychiatry Program
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson

Born and raised in Tehran, Iran until immigrating to the U.S. in adolescence, Dr. Ranjbar developed a passion for a holistic view of medicine and healing from early on in her life. Throughout her studies and life experiences, including her own illness as well as caring for her mom who suffered from several autoimmune illnesses and cancer, to fostering refugee children with PTSD, to working with American Indian communities across the U.S., she developed a keen interest in approaches to healing trauma and advocating for holistic mental health in empowering, culturally appropriate ways.

Emily (Shoteen) Allerton
Emily (Shoteen) Allerton
Research Assistant
University of Arizona

Allerton is a research assistant at the University of Arizona. She hopes to become an integrative physician and work in her Tlingit and Haida communities in Southeast Alaska.

Additional Information

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

Learning Objectives

Participants will:

  • Explore ways in which mind-body medicine bridges modern science with Indigenous wisdom
  • Describe innovative implementation of mind-body medicine within the American Indian Youth Energy and Mental Health Balance (AYEM-B) camp in a box and Empowering All Relatives To Heal (EARTH) efforts
  • Review specific lessons learned regarding culturally congruent trauma-informed program development in working with American Indian communities
CME Credit/Disclaimer

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 - 12:00pm




Jamie Manser
College of Medicine – Tucson
Department of Psychiatry
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