Counseling Psychology TEAM Lab

COP Lab MembersOur research lab is composed of faculty and students along the academic continuum of higher education–from the undergraduate level to terminal degree–representing various disciplines, research interests, and research experience.

In the spirit of the diversity of interests and experiences represented in the lab, the Counseling Psychology TEAM researchers examine a number of topics, with the aim of shifting paradigms of understanding toward equity and justice. The TEAM lab investigates the ways in which multicultural and diversity characteristics intersect with and impact “established” mental health and behavioral constructs, including health disparities in mental and physical wellness constructs, such as disordered eating and Multiple Sclerosis, psychology trainee competencies, leadership, and other constructs within multicultural studies (broadly defined).

Selected completed projects:

Kieffer, S.T., Washington, L., Curry, D., Hanks, M., & Hunter, E. (2019, August). Religious salience, parent-child relationship qualities, and sexual health communication. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Hunter, E.A., Meyer, J., & Curry, D. (2019, August). Developing interdisciplinary community partnerships as ECPs: MS REACH. In S. Sun (Chair), Cultivating interdisciplinary partnerships as Early Career Professionals. Symposium session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association; Chicago, IL.

Hanks, M.A., Washington, L., & Hunter, E. (2019, August). Influence of parental racial identity: Black student’s ability to navigate stereotype threat. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association Convention, Chicago, IL.

Schwartz-Mette, R.A., Shen-Miller, D.S., Hunter, E.A., & Forrest, L. (2019, August). Working with Trainees with Competence Problems: Ethical, legal, and multicultural considerations. Continuing Education Workshop (4 credit hours) presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association; Chicago, IL.

Martz, C. D., Fuller-Rowell, T. E., Nuru-Jeter, A. M., *Spears, E. C., Hunter, E. A., Lim, S. S., Drenkard, C., Chae, D. H. (2018, November). Vicarious Racism Stress Exposure and Disease Activity among African American Women with Systemic Lupus Erythematous: The Black Women’s Experiences Living with Lupus (BeWELL) Study. Poster presentation at the 2018 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.

Hunter, E.A., & Wilkins Yel, K.G. (2018, August). Understanding the Effect of Taxation & Barrier Issues on the Success of Black Junior Female Faculty. In T. O’Shaughnessy (Chair), Addressing Cultural Taxation in Women of Color Early Career Psychologists. Symposium session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association; San Francisco, CA.

Hunter, E.A., Abdullah, T., Bvunzawabaya, B., Jones, B.C., Holman, A., Hanks, M., & Curry, D. Women of Color in Leadership: Strengths, Challenges, and a Way Forward. Conversation hour presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association; San Francisco, CA.

Song, H., Jung, N., Calder, C., & Hunter, E.A. (2018, August). Microaggressions experienced by trainees of color and the relationship to supervision and multicultural competency development. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Fransisco, CA.

Spears, E.C., Nuru-Jeter, A.M., Martz, C.D., Hunter, E.A., Fuller-Rowell, T.E., Lim, S.S., Drenkard, C., Chae, D.H. (2018, July). Anticipatory Racism Threat among African American Women with Lupus. Presented at the American Psychological Association’s Division 45 Conference; Austin, TX.

 

Want to learn more about our lab projects? Contact:

Donielle Curry, Graduate Assistant