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SIP Leadership


In Memoriam of SIP Founder

Carolyn Lewis Attneave
(1920 - 1992)

Carolyn Attneave was undoubtedly the most well-known psychologist of American Indian background and was internationally renowned for her expertise in cross-cultural topics in counseling and psychotherapy and for her pioneering work to extend family therapy to include the social network of the identified client. Family Networks: Retribalization and Healing (1973, coauthored with Ross Speck) is considered the most comprehensive and significant presentation of social network therapy for families. The text has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Swedish, Dutch, and German. In 1976, Carolyn served on the Special Panel on Access and Barriers to Mental Health Services and the Special Panel on American Indian Mental Health for the President's Commission on Mental Health. Additionally, she was invited to the White House Conference on Families during Presidents Jimmy Carter's and Ronald Reagan's administrations. Carolyn participated in other important conferences that significantly altered and strengthened graduate training programs in psychology.

SIP Officers

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Our current officers are elected through an annual vote by SIP members, in which a simple majority vote among those voting wins the election. Together they work to promote and maintain SIP's mission and to have a good standing on all SIP affairs. 

SIP President
B.J. Boyd, Ph.D.

SIP President-Elect
M. Standing Eagle Baez, Ph.D. LSP, LCDC


SIP Past-President
Joseph P. Gone Ph.D. 
(Aaniiih-Gros Ventre)

Past Presidents

Iva GreyWolf (Anishinaabe/Assiniboine)

Robin LaDue (Cowlitz/Chinook)

Art Blume (Cherokee) 

Carolyn Morris (Navajo)

Jacqueline Gray (Choctaw/Cherokee) 

Mark Daniels (Winnebago/Navajo/Ute) 

Daniel Foster (Cherokee) 

Dolores Subia Bigfoot (Caddo)

Teresa LaFromboise (Miami) 

Art Blue (Northern Dine)   

Pam Bratcher Deters (Cherokee/Choctaw)

Doug McDonald (Oglala Lakota)

Gayle Morse (Mohawk)               

Sandra Bennett Choney (Comanche)

Robert A. Ryan (Lakota)

Paul Dauphinias (Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa)

John Peregoy (Flathead)

Rebecca Foster (Blackfeet)

Carolyn Barcus (Blackfeet)

Mary ClearingSky (Odawa)

Loye Ryan (Cheyenne River Sioux)

Candace Fleming (Cherokee/Oneida/Kickapoo) 

John Chaney (Muscogee Creek)

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