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Joseph P. Gone

Associate Professor

Surface Mail: 530 Church Street | 1012 East Hall, Ann Arbor MI 48109-1043

Office Location(s): 2239 East Hall
Phone: 734.647.3958
Fax: 734.615.0573
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  • About

    In my interdisciplinary scholarship, I explore the sociocultural foundations of healthy and disordered psychological experience on one hand, and the normative and prescriptive activities of mental health professionals on the other hand. For many marginalized communities, the interface of local life ways and conventional clinical services is fraught with ambivalence and even discord. I have investigated these issues through collaborative research partnerships in both reservation and urban American Indian communities with an eye toward developing alternative, locally-responsive helping interventions. My current projects are dedicated to integrating indigenous healing practices into clinical mental health settings that serve Native American people. My published work encompasses a cultural psychology of self, identity, personhood, and social relations in indigenous communities vis-à-vis the mental health professions, especially as these pertain to therapeutic interventions (such as psychotherapy and traditional healing).

    Representative Publications

    Gone, J. P., & Calf Looking, P. E. (2015). The Blackfeet Indian culture camp: Auditioning an alternative indigenous treatment for substance use disorders.Psychological Services, 12(2), 83-91.

    Gone, J. P. (2014). Redressing First Nations historical trauma: Theorizing mechanisms for indigenous culture as mental health treatment. Transcultural Psychiatry 51(3), 387-406.

    Gone, J. P. (2012). Indigenous traditional knowledge and substance abuse treatment outcomes: The problem of efficacy evaluation. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 38(5), 493-497.

    Gone, J. P., & Trimble, J. E. (2012). American Indian and Alaska Native mental health: Diverse perspectives on enduring disparities. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology 8, 131-160.

    Gone, J. P. (2011). The red road to wellness: Cultural reclamation in a Native First Nations community treatment center. American Journal of Community Psychology 47(1-2), 187-202.

    Gone, J. P. (2010). Psychotherapy and traditional healing for American Indians: Exploring the prospects for therapeutic integration. The Counseling Psychologist 38(2), 166-235.


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  • Education
    • Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Area
    • Clinical