Gayle Skawen:nio Morse, PhD

Associate Professor and Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Morse is the current Director of the Community Counseling Program at The Sage Colleges. For over 20 years she has conducted research with American Indian communities. She has examined the effects of environmental toxins on human health as well as ethics in American Indian research and mental health treatment. More recently she has begun work on suicide prevention interventions in American Indian communities with the Society of Indian Psychologists.

Dr. Morse is the current President of the Society of Indian Psychologists and a fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA). Finally, she is an enrolled member of the Akwesasne Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) Tribe, and draws from the tribe the principles of respect, trust, and empowerment that have guided her both professionally and personally.