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Brynn Luger to discuss wellness among Indigenous counselors on Jan. 20

The Department of Indigenous Health is inviting everyone to a presentation by faculty candidate Dr. Brynn Luger on Friday, Jan. 20 at 2 p.m. The presentation will be streamed via Zoom at:

Dr. Luger’s presentation is entitled “Helping the Helpers: Examining the Health and Wellness of Native American Counselors.”

Dr. Brynn Luger (Lakota Sioux) has 16 years of experience in clinical counseling, behavioral health education, and student advising and supervision. She received her doctorate in counselor education and supervision from North Dakota State University and her master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of North Dakota. Dr. Luger is an associate professor in the Clinician Scholar track at UND. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, childhood and adult trauma, and the emotional and social issues surrounding substance abuse. Her research focus is on Indigenous mental health and healing practices and secondary trauma among Native American counselors.