RWJF Center for Health Policy at UNM

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Violette Cloud


Violette Cloud grew up in a southwest rural community in Colorado and attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. She graduated from FLC in 2013 double majoring in Philosophy and Psychology. After working at a reservation substance use treatment center for two years, she was accepted into the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the University of New Mexico. Violette’s research focus is on multicultural ethics in psychological research and clinical practice. She is especially interested in the translation of philosophical ethical though into the practical application of culturally appropriate treatments employed in the established regulatory bodies in health system organizations.  In addition to her research, Violette is a member of the Diversity Organization (DO!), and participates in two specialty clinics within the psychology department, the alcohol clinic (@UNM) and the Cultural Counseling Clinic (CCC). Finally, Violette has recently begun her practicum work at the Addiction and Substance Abuse Program (ASAP), where she will continue to develop the clinical skills necessary to provide comprehensive substance abuse and mental health treatments. 

Research Interests 

Ethical research and clinical practice in Clinical Psychology.
Alcohol and Addiction in Native American populations.