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As part of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act of 1992, Oklahoma State University has been authorized by the U.S. Senate to provide programs that facilitate recruitment and training of American Indian students for careers in psychology. This summer enrichment program is a joint effort between the Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychology training programs at Oklahoma State University. With the support of the Graduate College, we hope to provide training opportunities that will encourage American Indian students to pursue careers in psychology and provide mental health services to under-served American Indian communities.

This summer program will make maximum effort to involve American Indian people in its delivery. The program director, Dr. John Chaney, holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and is a member of the Creek Nation. Dr. Joe Conner is a member of the Osage Nation. Also, tribal representatives from the state of Oklahoma serve as members of the Steering Committee.


John & Mary Lou Davis join their daughter Jamie
Davis Hueston, Ph.D., at the hooding ceremony

Oklahoma State University has a long history of successful service to the American Indian people in our state. We have awarded more doctorates in psychology, science, and engineering to American Indian students than any other university in the United States. A National Science Foundation study ranked the Psychology Department second nationally as the baccalaureate source institution of American Indian psychology doctorates between 1991 and 1995. The Clinical Psychology training program is accredited by the American Psychological Association*.

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