I am an associate professor of Psychology (Clinical Area) and American Culture (Native American Studies) at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
In my interdisciplinary scholarship, I explore the intersection of “evidence-based treatment” and “cultural competence” in mental health services, embracing neither discourse uncritically even while struggling to reconcile the core commitments of these powerful professional imperatives. As a citizen of the Gros Ventre tribal nation of Montana, I have specifically investigated these issues through collaborative research partnerships in both reservation and urban American Indian communities. I have published more than 40 articles and chapters addressed to the cultural psychology of self, identity, personhood, and social relations in “First Nations” community settings vis-à-vis the mental health professions, with particular attention to therapeutic interventions such as psychotherapy and traditional healing.
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., & Calf Looking, P. E. (2011). American Indian culture as substance abuse treatment: Pursuing evidence for a local intervention. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 43(4), 291-296.
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.
Gone, J. P. (2009). A community-based treatment for Native American historical trauma: Prospects for evidence-based practice. Journal of Consulting & Clinical Psychology, 77(4), 751-762.