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Society of Indian Psychologists

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The Society of Indian Psychologists (SIP) in the only freestanding professional association for American Indians and Alaska Natives who are psychologists or psychologists in training. The society emerged from two interest groups: one created during the late 1960s by Carolyn Attneave, the other founded in the early 1970s by Joe Trimble. Attneave formed a national network of Indian psychologists among people she had identified as having an American Indian background. Trimble formed an interest group of Indian psychologists when he was a student at Oklahoma City University. In 1973, Attneave changed the name of her network to the Society of Indian Psychologists. Trimble later integrated his group with the SIP. Since then, the SIP has grown to include more than 110 American Indian and ...

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