Joseph P. Gone is 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 60 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.
A Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and seven divisions of the American Psychological Association, Gone has delivered over 115 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 seven scientific journals including Psychological Clinical Science, the American Journal of Community Psychology, and Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, and he has reviewed manuscripts for more than 70 additional 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 peacetime veteran of the U.S. Army and a former West Point cadet, Gone lives with his partner—the historian Tiya Miles—and their three children in Ann Arbor.
Selected Fellowships and Awards
- Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, New York, NY, 2014
- Faculty Visitor, Katz Family Endowed Chair in Native American Studies, Montana State University, 2014
- Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology, 2013
- Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, 2010
- Katrin H. Lamon Residential Fellow, School for Advanced Research, 2007
A recent version of Joe Gone’s CV may be downloaded as a pdf file from this link: