The (Post)Colonial Predicament for American Indian Mental Health Services: Early Career Lessons with Dr. Joseph Gone

November 18 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

About the Speaker

How can we amplify and support the anti-colonial clinical and mental health work for Indigenous communities and for their healing? What is the role or impact of historical and intergenerational trauma in the field of mental health, psychology, and social work? Come learn with us!

About the Speaker

Dr. Joseph P. Gone is an international expert in the psychology and mental health of American Indians and other Indigenous peoples. A professor at Harvard University, Dr. Gone has collaborated with tribal communities for 25 years to critique conventional mental health services and harness traditional culture and spirituality for advancing indigenous well-being. He has published 85 scientific articles and chapters, and received recognition in his fields through several fellowships and career awards, including a year-long residency at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. A graduate of Harvard College and the University of Illinois, Dr. Gone also trained at Dartmouth College and McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School. He is currently a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and of seven divisions of the American Psychological Association. An enrolled member of the Aaniiih-Gros Ventre tribal nation of Montana, he also served briefly as the Chief Administrative Officer for the Fort Belknap Indian reservation. In 2014, he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.