Gain an understanding of Indigenous core values, balance, and sustainability, and their impact on whole-person health

Interview with Elizabeth Irias, LMFT

  • Course Description

    In Western culture, we are regularly immersed in relatively new traditions from dominant culture, be those religious preferences or perspectives on health and medicine. This interview course discusses Indigenous healing principles and the wisdom they bring to mental health treatment. Listeners will gain an understanding of Indigenous core values, balance, and sustainability, as well as how these ideas contribute to a more holistic view of ‘wellness’. Throughout the interview, helpful frameworks and interventions are discussed, offering Indigenous viewpoints about strengths-based transformative growth in therapy.

  • Learning Objectives

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to: Provide a brief description of Indigenous core values, balance, and sustainability; Describe how Indigenous teachings inform everyday actions and provide a strengths-based approach to counseling; Describe the Indigenous relational worldview that involves uplifting our inherited strength & interconnectedness to contribute to greater wellness

    Target Audience and Instructional Level
    This course is intended for psychologists, therapists, social workers, clinical counselors, and addiction counselors. Instructional level: Intermediate

  • How To Take This Course

    In order to receive a certificate of completion reflecting the associated CE credit hour, you must:
    #1: Have an active paid Clearly Clinical membership
    #2: Listen to the corresponding course podcast
    #3: Achieve a passing grade on the post-presentation test (the test has up to ten questions and you must earn a score of at least 80%; users can re-test up to three times. After three attempts, users are advised to re-listen to the audio course in its entirety and then subsequently re-test. Psychologists who are seeking CE credit may not be awarded credit if they attempt to pass the post-test more than three times.)
    #4: Complete the requested course evaluation.

    Course elements (including the course audio, post-test, and requested course evaluation) can be completed on a computer or mobile device via your Clearly Clinical account.

  • Course Format

    This high-quality and interesting course contains a one-hour, non-interactive audio podcast presentation which is available for free via all major public podcast providers. You can also listen to and download the file via our course player.

  • Commercial Support

    There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, presenter, sponsor, instructor, or content. The instructor, Robyn Gomez, mentions her employer as potential resources to learn more about this topic.

  • Certificate Access Details

    Once you've completed the course, your certificate will automatically populate in the 'Certificate' section of your account; it will also be emailed to you. Access to completion certificate will expire 365 days after issuance. Course certificates will be on file for ten (10) years from date of course completion.

  • Accommodations

    If you have special needs or need an accommodation, please email us at [email protected] and we will do our best to assist you.

Interviewer and Interviewee

Robyn Gomez, LCSW

Indigenous Mental Health Expert

Robyn Gomez (Licensed Clinical Social Worker 96526) is a Huichol-Xicana born and raised on Tongva and Tataviam lands, known today as the Northeast San Fernando Valley. Attended Los Angeles Mission College, Cal-State Northridge, and received her master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Southern California. She utilizes strengths-based approaches, clinical interventions, and ZERO TO FIVE core knowledge skills to engage families and the community through holistic approaches, ancestral healing, and social justice advocacy. Robyn is a graduate of the University of California Davis Continuing & Professional Education, Napa Infant-Parent Mental Health Program and the Reflective Supervision Academy. She believes in the power of relationships, increasing the parent-child dyad, and facilitating to find one’s inner healing towards growth. She has years of experience utilizing therapeutic interventions such as Reflective practice, Motivational Interviewing, and Problem-Solving. Robyn is a bilingual therapist able to provide services in Spanish. Please visit Robyn at

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias, MS, LMFT

Interviewer & Clearly Clinical Founder

Elizabeth 'Beth' Irias (she/her) is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and the Founder and President of Clearly Clinical. She has specializations in Clinical Documentation, Best Practice, and Utilization Review, and works closely with clinical teams across the US as a trainer and national conference presenter; Beth was formerly an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University in the Graduate Psychology and Education department. Licensed in California and Oregon, she provides therapy via her private practice to young adult and adult clients, members of the LGBTQ population, and those with addictive disorders. She has two young children, a super cool spouse who helps out with Clearly Clinical's tech, and a rescue dog.

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