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Melissa Tehee

Melissa Tehee


Assistant Professor - Combined Clinical/Counseling Program

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I am is currently an Assistant Professor at Utah State University in the Department of Psychology and Director of the American Indian Support Project (AISP). I am a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

My clinical and research interests are in addressing trauma across the life span. My research has focused on bias/prejudice/racism, health disparities, and domestic violence and other trauma experienced by ethnic and racial minorities, especially American Indians. My interdisciplinary training allows her to consider the convergence of these topics with law and policy. Other interests include the dissonance of the APA ethics code with culture, multicultural competence, and mentoring.

I earned dual degrees in Clinical Psychology, Policy, and Law (Ph.D./J.D.) with a certificate in Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy at the University of Arizona.  I completed my predoctoral internship at the University of California San Diego and San Diego VA consortium. I have a master’s of science in psychology from Western Washington University and a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of Nebraska.

I am accepting doctoral applicants for next academic year. Please contact me if you are interested in applying.

American Indian Support Project (AISP) for the Combined Clinical/Counseling Program PhD at USU

Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP)