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,Jeff, Ph.D.


Dr. Jeff King is a professor at Western Washington University's Department of Psychology, where he is also director for the Center for Cross-Cultural Research. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and has provided clinical services to primarily American Indian populations for the past 25 years. He was director of Native American Counseling in Denver, Colorado for 13 years. During this time he also taught graduate classes in cross-cultural issues in psychology for several universities in Denver. Before coming to Western Washington University, Dr. King worked for two years among the Taos and Picuris Pueblo through Indian Health Service. He is currently the president of the First Nations Behavioral Health Association, a non-profit organization that provides advocacy at the national level for cultural competence; the reduction in disparity in mental health care for Native Americans and other ethnic minority populations; and identifying best practices among American Indian and Pacific Islander Indigenous populations. Dr. King is a tribally-enrolled member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma.