Featured Psychologist: Joseph P. Gone, PhD
Joseph P. Gone, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology (clinical area) and American culture (Native American studies) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1992 and his doctorate in clinical-community psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001. During his graduate training, he served as the Charles A. Eastman Dissertation Fellow at Dartmouth College prior to completing his psychology internship at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.
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 more than 40 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.
Gone has delivered more than 70 invited presentations, and was honored as a Noted Scholar by the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia and as a Distinguished Visitor by the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta. He has served on the editorial boards of six scientific journals including Psychological Clinical Science, the American Journal of Community Psychology and Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology; he has reviewed manuscripts for an additional 40 journals in the behavioral and health sciences. In 2007, Gone was elected to the board of directors of the national First Nations Behavioral Health Association and he remains an international collaborator for Canada's Network for Aboriginal Mental Health Research.
A former Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Diversity Fellow, W. K. Kellogg Fellow in Health Disparities and Katrin H. Lamon Fellow at the School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience, Gone most recently completed a residential fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. In addition to receiving two early career awards for emerging leadership in ethnic minority psychology, Gone is the 2013 recipient of the Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in clinical psychology from Div. 12 (Society of Clinical Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.