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American Indian Support ProjectAmerican Indian Support Project Faculty and Students

The American Indian Support Project (AISP) at Utah State University was created in 1986 to address the shortage of American Indian mental health professionals.  The AISP is a native-run program committed to training American Indian psychologists by having:

  • a full-time American Indian faculty member
  • financial support
  • community of diverse students and faculty
  • faculty engaged in research and clinical activities related to diversity
  • AISP socials several times per semester which include events such as include family dinners, hiking, and horseback riding




AISP Students & Faculty (L-R): Tamara Barrett (Nation: Chinook, doctoral student), Samantha Corralejo (Mexican American,
doctoral student), Dr. Melissa Tehee (Nation: Cherokee, faculty), Dr. Carolyn Barcus (Nation: Blackfeet, emeritus faculty)

Society of Indian Psychologists National Convention

Utah State University hosts the annual Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP) national convention and retreat each year.  The event brings Native American psychologists and psychology majors from all over the country together each June for five days of of fun, camping, horseback riding, and community-building.

For more information about the convention, please visit the SIP Convention Website.

Carolyn BarcusCombined student poster presentation at SIPEmeritus Faculty Carolyn Barcus speaking at the SIP Conference   Combined Student Amanda Blume presenting her poster at SIP with her father and SIP president Dr. Art Blume