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Doctoral Student Fellows


Natalia Dias, Grinter Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2017
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristina DePue
Research Interests: sexual anorexia, sexuality, process addictions, LBGT issues, betrayal trauma



Patrice Leopold, Grinter Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2017
Faculty Mentor: Dr. John Super
Research Interests: marriage & couples counseling, family counseling, multicultural counseling, spirituality counseling, integrating interpersonal neurobiology (IPNB) in counseling, brief psychodynamic, solution focused, racial-cultural identity development, career development, and marginalized populations


Nina Medyk, Grinter Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2017
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sondra Smith-Adcock
Research Interests: play therapy, crisis interventions with children and youth, creative and nature based therapies, expressive arts in counseling, teaching resilience and well-being, flow, awe, positive emotions, attachment theories, college student well-being and success, spirituality in counseling, religion in counseling, holistic counseling


Jo Lauren Weaver, Alumni Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2017
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jacqueline Swank
Research Interests: at-risk children and adolescents- specifically juvenile offenders, the infusion of counseling into the criminal justice system, social justice issues, intersectionality, creative-based therapies, program evaluation, mindfulness-based therapies, maladaptive online behaviors and communication patterns (e.g. online-obsessive relational intrusion) facilitated by social networking


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Mercedes Machado, Grinter Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2016
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ana Puig
Research Interests: multicultural competencies, racial-cultural identity development, suicide awareness and prevention, first-generation student counseling needs, resilience factors in children and adolescents impacted by trauma, play therapy and child-centered interventions


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Eric Richardson, Alumni Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2016
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristina DePue
Research Interests: substance abuse and addiction, process addictions, non-suicidal self-injury, addiction and stigma, collegiate recovery communities/collegiate mental health and applying developmental theories to counseling


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Alisa Tabak, Alumni Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2016
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jacqueline Swank
Research Interests: multicultural competency and interventions, health and wellness, mindfulness-based counseling, assessment and program evaluation


Justin Tauscher, Alumni Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2016
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristina DePue


Stephen Alli
Stephen Alli, Alumni Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2015
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristina DePue
Research Interests:
substance abuse and addiction, mental health and cognition, athletic development, and career development


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Rachel Henesy, Grinter Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2015
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ana Puig
Research Interests: s
ocial justice and advocacy, LGBTQ+ affirmative counseling and related training, multicultural counseling, intersectionality, trauma and oppression, counseling research methodologies


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Tyler Oberheim, Alumni Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2015
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristina DePue
Research Interests: 
Chemical and Process Addictions, LGBT Issues in Counseling, Intersectionality and Identity Development, Social Justice and Advocacy in the Counseling Profession, Multicultural Counseling, Instrument Development,  Quantitative Research Methodology


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Polanco Lopez, Jean-Carlos, Alumni Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2015
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Glenn Good
Research Interests:
communication technology and sexual behavior, relational and psychological effects of online communities on men who sleep with men (MSM), adolescent inner-city boys and the effects of an imprisoned father, community mental health services, bilingual multicultural counseling, death row population, adaptation process and self-worth in the 1.5 generation, cognitive behavioral therapy


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Kathryn Williams, Grinter Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2015
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jacqueline Swank
Research Interests: clinical supervision training and competencies, experiences in live supervision, social justice and advocacy competency development, burnout prevention, emotional intelligence in leadership, leadership in the counseling profession, cross-cultural mentorship


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Sunni Lutton, Grinter Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2014
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jacqueline Swank
Research Interests: intersection of severe mental illness with trauma, treatment of trauma (specifically with creative techniques), crisis training and interventions, and the gap between clinical and academic applications of mental health counseling


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Keri Johnson, Alumni Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2013
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kristina DePue
Research Interests:
body-based mindfulness therapies, yoga, wilderness/ nature therapy, ecopsychology, somatic experiencing, internal family systems, trauma, anxiety, depression, multicultural counseling, bereavement therapy, sex therapy, and expressive healing arts


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Debolina Ghosh, Grinter Fellow
Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2013
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Sondra Smith-Adcock
Research Interests:
depression among physically challenged students, cognitive behavior therapy, mental health counseling, multicultural counseling, health care disparity among ethnic minorities, psychometric testing, and art therapy for children