In Episode 111, Ben speaks with Dr. Mark Standing Eagle Baez, an Assistant Professor of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Bemidji State University and is the President-Elect of the Society of Indian Psychologists. Dr. Baez is of Mohawk/Pawnee/Coahuiltecan and Mexican descent. Dr. Baez uses a culturally responsive approach he developed in 2009 called the 'Sweetgrass Method' which incorporates introspection, collaboration, and continuity that braid essential approaches in mental health and substance abuse issues for clients, communities, and professional staff that are working with clients or communities in those areas.
Baez, Mark SE PhD and Baez, Carla Allison PhD (2023) "Cultural-Emotional Learning and Mental Health Challenges among American Indian/Alaska Native students," Journal of Indigenous Research: Vol. 11: Iss. 1, Article 1. Available at: https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/kicjir/vol11/iss1/1
Baez, Mark Standing Eagle PhD; Baez, Carla Allison PhD; Lavallie, Brittany; and Spears, Whitney (2022) "Sweetgrass Method: A Culturally Responsive Approach among American Indian and Alaska Native K-12," Journal of Indigenous Research: Vol. 10: Iss. 2022, Article 3.