Dolores BigFoot, Ph.D.
Dolores Subia BigFoot, Ph.D., is trained as a child psychologist, and she is an associate professor directing the Native American Programs at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at OUHSC. Funded since 1994 by the Children’s Bureau, she has directed Project Making Medicine and from 2003 she has directed the Indian Country Child Trauma Center where she was instrumental in the cultural adapted interventions of evidence-based treatments. Under her guidance, four EBTs were adapted for American Indian and Alaska Native families in Indian Country titled the Honoring Children Series. One of the four is Honoring Children, Mending the Circle, a cultural adaptation of Trauma focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy, for use with AI/AN children and their families. Dr. BigFoot has over 15 published articles and chapters, including the lead author of the recent publication, “Adapting Evidence-Based Treatments for Use with American Indians and Native Alaskan Children and Youth.” Dr. BigFoot has served as PI on thirteen federally funded projects. Another distinction has been her service on the SAMHSA/CMHS National Advisory Council, National Network to Eliminate Health Disparities, and on the working groups for the Indian Health Service and the National Indian Child Welfare Association. She was selected to attend the White House conference on children’s mental health, is Past President of the Society of Indian Psychologists. Dr. BigFoot has over 30 years of experience and is knowledgeable about the concerns of implementation and adaptation of evidenced based practices being introduced into Indian Country.