Research & Publications
Our multi-disciplinary team has investigated the relationship between substance use and chronic physical pain since 2006. We develop and test integrated treatments for both issues. I am particularly interested in the patient, therapist, and treatment-related correlates of chronic physical pain. We also investigate the treatments that patients seek to address their pain, including traditional biomedical interventions as well as complementary and alternative treatments. Furthermore, we study psychotherapists to learn about their experiences treating patients with chronic physical pain.
In addition, I conduct psychotherapy process and outcome research with American Indian patients across the United States. The goals of which are to increase scholarly publications in this area, to include Native and non-Native scholars and students in the publication process, as well as to create and to maintain healthy relationships between our academic research team and our Native clinical partners.
Mental Disorders; Indians, North American; Mental Health; Personality Assessment; Psychological Tests; Psychological Theory; Psychotherapy
- Expectations and preferences for counseling and psychotherapy in Native AmericansBeitel, M., Allahjah, A., Cutter, C. J., Blackhawk, N., Van Alst, T., and Barry, D. T. (2013). Expectations and preferences for counseling and psychotherapy in Native Americans. Journal of Indigenous Research, 2, Article 2.