Rethinking Mental Health Services for American Indian Communities: Postcolonial Perspectives and Possibilities | Joseph P. Gone
Prof. Joseph Gone is Professor of Psychology (Clinical Area) and American Culture (Native American Studies) at the University of Michigan.
In his interdisciplinary scholarship, Gone examines cultural influences on mental health status, as well as the intersection of evidence-based practice and cultural competence in mental health services. A citizen of the Gros Ventre tribal nation of Montana, he has investigated these issues through collaborative research partnerships in both reservation and urban American Indian communities.
Gone has published 65 articles and chapters exploring the cultural psychology of self, identity, personhood, and social relations in indigenous community settings vis-à-vis the mental health professions, with particular attention to therapeutic interventions such as psychotherapy and traditional healing. His articles have appeared in the Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, and the American Journal of Community Psychology.