Jerry Crowshoe

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  • Bachelor’s degree in Developmental Psychology
  • Master’s degree in Community Counseling

Jerry Crowshoe is an enrolled member of the Piikani Nation (Blackfoot Confederacy) from Brocket, Alberta, Canada. Mr. Crowshoe grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, WA, and graduated from Mary Walker High School in Springdale, WA.

Mr. Crowshoe graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Developmental Psychology, and then from Gonzaga University with a Master’s Degree in Community Counseling. Mr. Crowshoe worked as a Mental Health Counselor with the Kalispel Tribe’s Behavioral Health Program (Camas Path) for many years providing one-on-one counseling services to youth and adults. Mr. Crowshoe also conducted family and group counseling sessions and coordinated the Tree of Healing Conference during his tenure with Camas Path. Mr. Crowshoe worked on a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) contract as a Community Coordinator with Kauffman and Associates, Inc., and provided training and technical assistance for tribal communities to address substance use and suicide. Mr. Crowshoe traveled throughout Indian country providing training and technical assistance (TTA) on a variety of topics such as the Gathering of Native Americans curriculum (both training and facilitating), positive youth development, suicide prevention and postvention, trauma and trauma informed care, cultural considerations in Gatekeeper training, digital storytelling, healthy relationships, effective outreach and engagement strategies, community action plans, and the Community Readiness Assessment (to name a few). He utilizes various facilitation and therapeutic methods to help engage individuals and communities he serves. Mr. Crowshoe also served as Mental Health Professional and the Program Support Services Director for the Healing Lodge of the Seven Nations (an adolescent treatment center). Mr. Crowshoe utilized various therapeutic techniques to help residents with their personal growth. Mr. Crowshoe also developed and facilitated to group curriculums (Healthy Relationships and Emotional Regulation) at the Healing Lodge. Mr. Crowshoe also served as the Intensive TTA Director with Kauffman and Associates, Inc., with SAMHSA for the Tribal TTA Center. Mr. Crowshoe currently serves as the Prevention Program Manager for the Spokane Tribe of Indians and coordinates various prevention events and activities to address substance use, opioid use, bullying, and smoking and vaping use.

In his spare time, Mr. Crowshoe remains active in the community coordinating youth powwows and the Gathering at the Falls Powwow at Riverfront Park in Spokane, WA. Mr. Crowshoe has also contracted with various tribes and entities as a guest speaker and facilitator. He enjoys traveling with his family to powwows and visiting his family in Canada. Mr. Crowshoe also enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.

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