Phyllis Berger Memorial Lecture, Joseph Gone
- Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 6:30pm
- Museum of the Rockies - view map
Joseph Gone will present "The Thing Happened As He Wished": An American Indian Contribution to a Pluralist Psychology." His lecture will address one of the chief questions confronting mental health professionals who serve American Indian communities, which is how best to offer genuinely helpful services that do not simultaneously and surreptitiously reproduce colonial power relations. His lecture will survey several tantalizing facets of an alternate indigenous cultural psychology that continue to shape life and experience on a Montana Indian reservation.
Joseph Gone is the current Katz Family Chair in Native American Studies at MSU. He is visiting for one year from the University of Michigan where he teaches in the Departments of Psychology (Clinical Area) and American Culture (Native American Studies). Gone, a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Illinois, has published more than 45 articles and chapters pertaining to the cultural psychology of indigenous community mental health. He is the recipient of the 2013 Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology from Division 12 of the American Psychological Association. In 2014, he was named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.
The lecture will be followed by a reception.
- Department of Native American Studies