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American Indian and Alaska Native mental health: diverse perspectives on enduring disparities.
TLDR
The mental health needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives have easily outpaced and overwhelmed the federally funded agency designed to serve these populations, with the Indian Health Service remaining chronically understaffed and underfunded such that elimination of AI/AN mental health disparities is only a distant dream. Expand
Mental Health Services for Native Americans in the 21st Century United States
As the population of American Indians and Alaska Natives continues to expand in the 21st century United States, an increasing number of professional psychologists will be called upon to provideExpand
A community-based treatment for Native American historical trauma: prospects for evidence-based practice.
  • Joseph P Gone
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
  • 1 August 2009
TLDR
Consideration of this healing discourse suggests that one important way for psychologists to bridge evidence-based and culturally sensitive treatment paradigms is to partner with indigenous programs in the exploration of locally determined therapeutic outcomes for existing culturally sensitive interventions that are maximally responsive to community needs and interests. Expand
Redressing First Nations historical trauma: Theorizing mechanisms for indigenous culture as mental health treatment
  • Joseph P Gone
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • Transcultural psychiatry
  • 28 May 2013
TLDR
The case of a residential school “survivor” from an indigenous community treatment program on a Manitoba First Nations reserve is presented to illustrate the significance of participation in traditional cultural practices for therapeutic recovery from historical trauma. Expand
Rethinking Historical Trauma
TLDR
The comparison of the Holocaust and post-colonial Indigenous “survivance” suggests that the persistent suffering of Indigenous peoples in the Americas reflects not so much past trauma as ongoing structural violence. Expand
“We Never was Happy Living Like a Whiteman” : Mental Health Disparities and the Postcolonial Predicament in American Indian Communities
  • Joseph P Gone
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • American journal of community psychology
  • 29 September 2007
TLDR
The dilemma of divergent cultural practices for redressing disparities in mental health status in American Indian communities is examined and a prototypical discourse of distress is presented and analyzed as one exemplar of the divergence between the culture of the clinic and the community. Expand
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Ethnoracial Minorities in the United States
Because ethnoracial minorities are a growing part of the U.S. population yet are underrepresented in the psychopathology literature, we reviewed the evidence for differences in prevalence andExpand
The Red Road to Wellness: Cultural Reclamation in a Native First Nations Community Treatment Center
  • Joseph P Gone
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • American journal of community psychology
  • 1 March 2011
This article explores how Native American cultural practices were incorporated into the therapeutic activities of a community-controlled substance abuse treatment center on a “First Nations” reserveExpand
Psychotherapy and Traditional Healing for American Indians: Exploring the Prospects for Therapeutic Integration
Multicultural advocates within professional psychology routinely call for “culturally competent” counseling interventions. Such advocates frequently cite and celebrate traditional healing practicesExpand
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