Counseling Psychology Students

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Thomas Vance

Thomas A. Vance                  

Year you entered the program: 2013

Something interesting about you: Vegan and traveling often while being on graduate student budget.

Research Interests: Cultural appropriate psychotherapy treatment and assessment, LGBT+ topics involving people of color, African American male masculinity, Men who have sex with
Jasmine Graham

Jasmine Graham

Brittany Griffin

Brittany M. Griffin

Year you entered the program: 2016

Something interesting about you: I play soccer

Research Interests: American Afrikans, cultural misorientation, stress, race/racism-related stress, life satisfaction, social justice, liberation, mindfulness, racial socialization, and culturally-specific theoretical orientations

Email: bmg83@zips.uakron.edu

Baron Rogers

Baron Rogers

Year you entered the program: 2015

Something interesting about you: 6’4’. Bouncer Went to highschool with Lebron, First African American Male to receive a masters from the CPCP.

Research Interests: Men and Masculinity, African American psychology, African American Male and Masculinity, Gender Role Norms, Gender Role Strain, Gender Role Conflict, Intersectionality,Race, Racial Identity.

Email: bkr7@zips.uakron.edu

Aaron Bethea

Aaron Bethea

Year you entered the program: 2015

Something interesting about you: I am the 2nd of 9 siblings.

Research Interests: Positive psychology, resilience, grit, post-traumatic growth, and African American cultural identity.

Email: ab248@zips.uakron.edu

Samsara Soto2

Samsara Soto

Year you entered the program: 2016

Something interesting about you: I love to hike and every summer since college I take a trip devoted to hiking national parks

Research Interests: Latino/as, body objectification, intersectionality

Email: sis4@zips.uakron.edu

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Steven A. Palmieri

Year you entered the program: 2014

Something interesting about you: I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, Doctor Who, politics, and candy

Research Interests: LGBTQ+ issues broadly, with a focus on the sexual experiences, values, desires, norms, and identities of sexual minority men.  My research emphasizes the positive aspects of sexuality (e.g., sexual empowerment) within an LGBTQ-affirmative framework

Email: sap104@zips.uakon.edu

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Caitlin Martin-Wagar

Year you entered the program: 2015

Research Interests: eating disorders, sexual trauma, body image, sizeism and weight bias, DBT, NSSI and suicide, intuitive eating, and program outcome research.

Email: cam96@zips.uakron.edu

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Alejandra Gonzalez

Year you entered the program: 2016

Email: ag195@zips.uakron.edu

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Kristin E. Silver

Year you entered the program: 2014

Something interesting about you: I dream of high-fat dairy, and I am a former unicyclist!

Research Interests: Broadly speaking, my research and clinical interests are at the intersection of mental health and human rights. I’m particularly passionate about: women’s sexual health & empowerment; the causes and consequences of trauma, along with empirically supported treatments for marginalized populations (such as human trafficking survivors) who may suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); and intersectional feminist therapy and interventions. Methodologically speaking, I am interested in mixed methods research, treatment outcome research, and quantitative scale construction.

Email: kes130@zips.uakron.edu; kristinsilver@fulbrightmail.org

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Sarah Sanders

Year you entered the program: 2013Something interesting about you: I was allergic to cow’s milk as a child, so my mom bought a goat! We lived on a farm so it was a convenient and economical, if unconventional, purchase.

Research Interests: Latinas, body image, culturally-specific risk and protective factors in the development of body image disturbance

Email: ses130@zips.uakron.edu

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Shu Ling

Year you entered the program: 2015

Something interesting about you: I was born and raised in mainland China. I have been to the base camp of Everrest!  

Research Interests: Asian American, Diversity issues, women, emotion regulation

Email: sl78@zips.uakron.edu

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Heike Mitchell

Year you entered the program: 2014

Something interesting about you: I have lived in 4 countries and I want to build a tiny house one day.

Research Interests: Interpersonal violence & trauma, positive psych & post-traumatic growth, Restorative Justice, career development, LGBT+ immigration

Email: hbs9@zips.uakron.edu

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Taylor Ceroni

Year you entered the program: 2013

Something interesting about you: My dream is to eat at every 3-star Michelin restaurant in the world.

Research Interests: Trauma and abuse, intimate partner violence, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and feminist issues, specifically in the areas of sexism, heterosexism, intersectionality, and empowerment.

Email: tlc62@zips.uakron.edu

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Destiny J. Randall

Year you entered the program: Fall 2015

Something interesting about you: Founding Member of Beyonce’s Beyhive, I’ve been skydiving, I love to cook and hope to open my own cafe’.

Research Interests: Experiences of racism as a predictor for college retention among African American women attending Predominately White Institutions, Peer Support Relationships among African American Women, Racial Identity Development among African American adolescents, and Training methods for the development of cultural competence and increased awareness of issues of social justice among psychology students

Email: djr85@zips.uakron.edu