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Teresa LaFromboise

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Teresa LaFromboise


Assistant: Emily Farrell

Office: Littlefield 385


Teresa LaFromboise is counseling psychologist by training and a professor of education in Developmental and Psychological Sciences in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Her research has focused on efforts of non-dominant racial/ethnic groups to thrive in the face of adversity including acculturation demands, discrimination, and major life challenges. She has extensive experience in developing and testing school and community-based psychological interventions with AIAN adolescents, as exemplified in the American Indian Life Skills Curriculum (AILS). She has long-standing collaborations with tribal communities in the area of AI/AN education and health. She contributes to the Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health at the University of Colorado School of Public Health and the Child Health Research Institute at the Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to extensive clinical experience with AI/AN populations, she Chairs the Native American Studies program at Stanford University. She is a past-President of the Society of Indian Psychologists, a fellow of the American Psychological Association, a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and a past-member of the Committee on Rural Health of the American Psychological Association. She is currently conducting research in a community-initiated study of School Belonging, Cultural Revitalization and Academic Engagement in a reservation secondary school and tribal college.

Other Titles

Professor, Graduate School of Education
Member, Maternal & Child Health Research Institute (MCHRI)

Program Affiliations

Race, Inequality, and Language in Education (RILE)

Research Interests

Child Development | Diversity and Identity | Equity in Education | Leadership and Organization | Parents and Family Issues | Poverty and Inequality | Psychology | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Emotional Learning

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Recent Publications

LaFromboise, T., Rosales, O., & Hosseini, Z. (2023). Effects of bicultural competence and racial identity on intrinsic motivation: The mediating role of belonging to Native American tribal colleges. CONTEMPORARY EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY, 74.

Mpofu, J. J., Crosby, A., Flynn, M. A., LaFromboise, T., Iskander, J., Hall, J. E., … Thorpe, P. (2022). Preventing Suicidal Behavior Among American Indian and Alaska Native Adolescents and Young Adults. Public Health Reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974), 333549221108986.

Neville, H. A., Ruedas-Gracia, N., Lee, B. A., Ogunfemi, N., Maghsoodi, A. H., Mosley, D., … Fine, M. (2021). The Public Psychology for Liberation Training Model: A Call to Transform the Discipline. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST, 76(8), 1248–1265.

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