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Call for Papers and Presentations

On behalf of the Executive Council of the Society of Indian Psychologists and the Psychology Department of Utah State University, we are excited to announce the Call for Papers and Presentations for the 30th Annual Conventionof American Indian Psychologists and Psychology Graduate Students and the SIP Convention, which is being held on June 26 & 27, 2017 at Utah State University.  The Bear Lake Retreat will be held prior to the Convention on June 23rd, 24th, & 25th. Our invited keynote speaker this year is Dr. Sidney Stone Brown, Psy.D.

This includes poster abstracts from students. Posters are a great way to talk about and further inform our ideas. They do not have to be limited to typical research studies and can include well developed proposals.

Sidney Stone Brown, PsyD



Abstracts are being accepted until April 21st
To submit an abstract please go to: 


Society of Indian Psychologists

Dr. Sidney Stone Brown, Psy.D., is a member of the Blackfeet Nation of Montana. She has spent forty-four years of her life working with substance disorders and behavioral health. She is currently the Behavioral Health Director of the Navajo Regional Behavioral Health Center in Shiprock NM (CARF accredited). Dr. Stone Brown’s clinical and research emphasis is with Native Self Actualization. In 2014, she self-published a book on this topic: Transformation Beyond Greed: Native Self Actualization, which discusses the tribal origin of Maslow's self-actualization theory. Dr. Stone Brown graduated with a Masters of Education (M.Ed.) focused on Multicultural Counseling from Oregon State University in 1974. After working in the field for many years, she decided to go back to school to develop evidence based practices with American Indians and received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) from George Fox University in 2007. She has given numerous presentations and trainings at state, national, and tribal levels. For more on Dr. Stone Brown’s history and decision to go back to get her doctorate, see the following article from APA’s GradPsych: ​http://www.apa.org/gradpsych/2008/01/wisdom.aspx

More information can be found at: http://sipconvention.org/

To register for the retreat and conferencehttp://sipconvention.org/Registration.cfm?title=Registration 

If you have any questions about submitting abstracts or the retreat and convention

Please email melissa.tehee@usu.edu