Practice & Policy Lecture Series
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd. • Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 521-3646 • Fax (405) 521-6684 • Internet:

The Practice and Policy Lecture Series has been developed to provide thought-provoking presentations on Oklahoma's emerging policy issues, trends and best practices. The series is sponsored by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services Office of Planning, Research and Statistics and the University of Oklahoma Center for Public Management with the goal of providing the best educational opportunities available in a forum that offers participants an opportunity to question, share and learn from each other.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Child Care
Child Welfare
Customer Service
Developmental Disabilities
Domestic Violence
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Health Care
Marriage and Family
Poverty Solutions


View picture of Dr. Dolores Subia Bigfoot Dolores Subia Bigfoot, Ph.D. 


Dr. Bigfoot is trained as a child psychologist and is an Associate Professor directing the Native American Programs at the Center on Child Abuse and Neglect at The University of Oklahoma’s Health Sciences Center. Funded since 1994 by the Children’s Bureau, she has directed Project Making Medicine and since 2003 has directed the Indian Country Child Trauma Center where she was instrumental in the cultural adapted interventions of evidence based treatments. Under her guidance, four evidence-based treatments were adapted for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) families in Indian Country titled The Honoring Children Series. One of the four is Honoring Children, Making Relatives, a cultural adaptation of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, for use with AI/AN children and their families.  It incorporates AI/AN teachings, practices, rituals, traditions, and cultural orientation while maintaining the guiding principles and theory of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. Dr. BigFoot has over 15 published articles and chapters, including the lead author of the recent publication, “Adapting Evidence-Based Treatments for Use with American Indians and Native Alaskan Children and Youth.”

Dr. BigFoot has served as Principle Investigator on thirteen federally funded projects.  She is recognized for her service on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration/Center for Mental Health Services National Advisory Council, National Network to Eliminate Health Disparities, and on the working groups for the Indian Health Service and the National Indian Child Welfare Association. She was selected to attend the White House conference on children’s mental health, is former President of the Society of Indian Psychologists, is a founding member of the National Association of Victim Assistance Providers, and has served on the board of directors for the National Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse (now Prevent Child Abuse America). 

Currently Dr. Bigfoot is serving on the National Child Trauma Stress Network Cultural Consortium Working Group, contributor to the Working Group for evidence-based treatment for Portland State University, Children and Trauma, and is on the board of the First Nations Behavior Health Association.

Dr. BigFoot has over 30 years of experience and is knowledgeable about the concerns of implementation and adaptation of evidenced based practices being introduced into Indian Country.  She is well aware of the research, mental health, and sovereignty issues raised by tribes and tribal organizations.  Her knowledge in providing improved and effective services to Indian Country is highly valued. 

Last Updated: June 18, 2015
Provided by the Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Street address: Sequoyah Memorial Office Building, 2400 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Mailing address: P.O. Box 25352, Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-3646
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