Expertise

Research Interest:

  • Posttraumatic adaptation and resiliency among survivors of complex trauma
  • Biopsychosocial antecedents and consequences of complex trauma, namely among survivors of sex trafficking 
  • Systemic and socio-ecologically-based intervention programs that promote posttraumatic growth among survivors of sex trafficking

Research Projects:

  • RESTORE, “Research and Education with Sex Trafficking Survivors on Resilience and Empowerment.”
Communities
Human Development
Degrees
PhD, Kansas State University, Couple and Family Therapy, 2018
MS, Oklahoma State University, Marriage and Family Therapy, 2014
BS, Oklahoma State University, Human Development and Family Science, 2012
Keywords
sex trafficking commercial sexual exploitation community-based participatory research trauma-informed community or outreach programs counseling crisis counseling family or marriage counseling human trafficking professional development trauma posttraumatic stress disorder mental health services
Languages
English
Associations
Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
National Council on Family Relations
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies