Indians into Psychology Doctoral Education
INPSYDE provides mental health services and mental health professionals for the underserved Native American populations across the Midwest.
The primary goals of the INPSYDE program are to:
- Increase the number of American Indians with doctoral degrees in psychology.
- Enhance the cross-cultural understanding and competence of non-Indians about Indian psychology.
The INPSYDE Program addresses four major problem areas:
- Too few mental health professionals in Native American communities
- Too few Native American mental health professionals.
- Substandard availability of quality mental health services in Native American communities within the immediate five-state area.
- Insufficient cross-cultural training in mainstream psychology.
Our INPSYDE program seeks to:
- Increase awareness of, interest in, and motivation for training and careers in mental health among Native American students
- Build and maintain pipelines between tribal colleges and the University of North Dakota
- Recruit Native American students for undergraduate and graduate study in psychology
- Provide academic, financial, personal, and cultural support for Native American students
- Provide psychological services to under served Native American communities
- Develop new, and enhancing current, culturally-relevant courses and field-based experiences in clinical psychology
The INPSYDE Program provides services including academic assistance, financial assistance when possible, career preparation and support, personal support, and social/cultural support to Native American undergraduate and graduate students.
These services are available from INPSYDE or through cooperative agreements with other Native American support programs at UND. In addition, the INPSYDE office helps the department develop guidelines that will aid in the selection and retention of qualified Native American Students.