UNT Contextual Psychology Group | Department of Psychology

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UNT Contextual Psychology Group

CURRENT MEMBERS ** No longer admitting new students**

Stephanie Caldas is in the clinical Ph.D. program. Her interests include multicultural assessment, mindfulness interventions, and trauma and resiliency from a functinal contextual perspective.

Dickson Dickson is a post-bac student who first joined the lab as an undergraduate student. He is interested in helping underserved children with psychological distress, especially using media such as art and music. He has worked on multiple projects with the team, conducting research, co-leading youth groups and running parent-child dyads, undergraduate and older adults as participants. He has also been highly involved in all stages of the writing process.

Leyla Erguder is in the clinical Ph.D. program. She is broadly interested in trauma and resiliency from a functional contextual perspective, and has done previous work on violence in intimate partner relatiionships. She is currently conducting her dissertation on structural equation modeling of how avoidance and psychological distress interplay with a varierty of interpersonal factors related to attributions about others' behaviors.

Teresa Hulsey is in the clinical Ph.D. program. Her interests include trauma, resiliency, forensic concerns, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She is currently working on her dissertation investigating a functional contextual approach to criminal thinking.

Ethan Lester is currently on his internship at MGH/Harvard in Boston. He just finished up his dissertation on the examination of mindfulness and acceptance based practices for reducing ageism towards older adults. His broad interests are in mindfulness meditation and neurpsychological assessment, particularly as they relate to aging and health anxiety.

Maddie Logan has an interest in parent-child and broader family interactions, especially in foster family or family where one of the children is transgender. She is currently working on a paper looking at the role of experiential avoidance mediating the relationship between political affliation and intolerance.

Torin Minatra has an interest in parent-child interactions and in helping serve underrepresented youth with psychological distress. He has been involved in several lab studies, primarily collecting data thus far. He has worked in a museum with parent and child dyads and with older adults and undergraduate participants collecting data about views on the aging process.

Kris Tavis is an undergraduate member of our research team who is broadly interested in functional contextualism and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He has been involved in several lab studies, primarily collecting data thus far. Most recently, he has worked with older adults and undergraduate participants collecting data about views on the aging process. He also entered data on a large K - 6 school project.

Erica Vanegas is a McNair Scholar and undergraduate student. She is interested in working with youth and young adults, conducting research on therapuetic outcomes. She is currently working on a study investigating the outcomes of a large-scale prevention study utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Training to increase prosocial behavior.

ALUMNI

TAMS

Sylvia Casas

Veronica Stuckey

Shraddha Trehan

Undergraduates

Tiffani Allison

Mina Azharoldini

Kim Barry

Alyssa Belfy

Stevie Burch

Galen Camp

Carlos Campillo

Kevin Canada

Amanda Chamberlain

Ashley Cope

Stephanie Dennis

Kinsie Dunham

Lea Fisher

Ben Graham

David Henderson

Joseph Hernandez

Erin Hogan

Ryeshia Jackson

Vaishnavi Kapadia

Sarah Khan

Jeff King

Chelsea Kubiak

Nina Laurenzo

Taylor Lincoln

Melissa LondoƱo Connally

Darby McMakin

Ryan Mitchell

Darisse Norris

Eliina Novamo

Amy Page

Laura Peek

Miranda Presnell

Jenny Quinn

Cynthia Rivera

Valeria Rodriguez

Richelle Sain

Brandon Sanford

Bini Sebastian

Daniel S. Steinberg

Sable Sutton

Alimatu Turay

Haley Walker

Naomi Wood

Mickey White

Graduates

Amanda C. Adcock

Rawya Al-Jabari

Jenny Bivona

Christon W. Boxill

Melissa Connally

Joe Dracoby

Jeff Geddes

Nikki Hernandez

Laura Howe-Martin

Kristi A. Mannon

Cicely T. LaBorde

Christina M. Larson

Jessica Madrigal-Bauguss

Danielle Moyer

Karen M. O'Brien

Sarah Pepper

Rebecca Sawyer

Andrew Scherbarth

Jonathan E. Schmalz-Benson

Aditi Sinha Werth

Daniel Steinberg

Anita Varghese

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