Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health (SGCoE)
The Seven Generations Center of Excellence (SGCoE) supports Native Americans working toward becoming or currently serving as mental health professionals. We offer many programs to encourage, train, and retain current and future Native behavioral health professionals in Indian Country.
A multi-faceted effort, the SGCoE has programs for:
- Tribal communities to educate students in grades 5-12 by hosting a Scrubs Camp.
- Students transitioning from tribal high schools or tribal colleges can participate in the Aazhogan (Bridge) program, designed to support a switch to UND.
- UND Native American undergraduates pursuing behavioral health degrees are encouraged to join the Native Health Research Team, become or learn from a mentor through the Peer Mentoring program, or conduct research through the Tribal Undergraduate Research Training and Learning Experiences (TURTLE) program.
- Native American students with a Bachelor’s degree in behavioral health can prepare for a psychology graduate program with assistance from the SGCoE Post-Baccalaureate Program.
- Graduate students can apply for Clinical Placement Stipends, Counseling Psychology Stipends, or APA approved pre-doctoral psychology internships with the UND University Counseling Center.
- Native faculty members can start research, better prepare for their faculty position, or grow academically with an SGCoE Faculty Fellowship.
Learn more about the Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health:
- See upcoming Native speakers coming to UND and view past presentations.
- Explore Indian into Psychology Programs around the country and other behavioral health related organizations.
- View our partners and how they support our efforts in cultivating Native behavioral health professionals.
Most Recent Publications
- American Indians FAQs
National Resource Center on Native American Aging, Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health, National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiation May 2015This document answers frequently asked questions about American Indian culture, tribes, reservations, and sovereignty.
- Follow-up Discussion Regarding Mental Health Care in Indian Country
Gray, J. May 2014Follow-up discussion from April 8, 2014 meeting with Sen. Heitkamp, Megan Descamps and Alison Grigonis regarding mental health care in Indian country.
- Testimony to the Indian Health Services Appropriations
Gray, J. April 2014Dr. Gray provided testimony on behalf of the Friends of Indian Health to the subcommittee on interior, environment, and related agencies.
- Seven Generations Center of Excellence in Native Behavioral Health
- Seven Generations Center of Excellence
Morin, K. 2012
Most Recent Presentations
- Outliers, Misnomers, & Fallacies: Native Americans and the MMPI-2 Schizophrenia Scale
Presented by Vandal, R., Kagan, C., Petros, T., Lindgren, H., & Gray, J. on Aug 07, 2014 at the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, Grand Forks, North Dakota
- Cultural Incongruence: MMPI-2 and Native Americans
Presented by Young, A., Kagan, C., Petros, T., Lindgren, H., & Gray, J. on Aug 07, 2014 at the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, Grand Forks, North Dakota
- Native American Response Differences on the MMPI-2 Addiction Scales
Presented by Lindgren, J., Kagan, C., Petros, T., Lindgren, H., & Gray, S. on Aug 07, 2014 at the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Experience, Grand Forks, North Dakota
- Three Sisters Garden: Growing into a Native American Center of Excellence
Presented by Gray, J. on May 22, 2013 at the Central Region IDeA Conference, Kansas City, MO
- Developing a Community Crisis Assistance Team
Presented by Gray, J. on Apr 19, 2013 at the participants at the University of North Dakota's TimeOut week, Grand Forks, ND