101 Child Development Lab at McPhaul
202 Carlton St
Athens, GA 30602
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|Degree||Field of Study||Institution||Graduation|
|M.S.||Couple and Family Therapy||University of Kentucky||2014|
|B.A.||Psychology, Minor in Spanish||Seattle Pacific University||2007|
Previous academic research has focused on military families post-deployment, compassion fatigue in therapists, and problem-solving processes and marital quality of African American married couples over time. Before becoming a graduate student, I participated in community-based research with chronically homeless individuals, which led to support for the development of a homeless shelter in downtown San Diego, CA.
My research interests are focused on secondary trauma in helping professionals working with at-risk and mariginalized populations. I am currently investigating experiences of Cambodian therapists working with complex trauma in Cambodia. Additional interests include formation and maintenance of trauma across individuals, families, and communities; re-integration of chronically homeless popualtions into housing and social communities; and uses of language switching when working with mulitlingual families in family therapy.
Co-instructor, HDFS 2100: Development within the Family (Spring 2017)
Trauma, Secondary Traumatization
|Organization / Department||Title||Years of Service|
|University of Kentucky, Department of Family Sciences||Graduate Research Assistant to Department chair and chair of Couple and Family Therapy program||2012-2014|
|People Assisting the Homeless (Los Angeles, CA)||Regional Manager, Community Outreach Coordinator, Street Outreach Case Manager, Outreach Intern||2007-2012|
|Seattle Pacific University, School of Psychology, Family and Community||Undergraduate Research Assistant, Early Educational Enrichment Program||2007|
|Seattle Pacific University, School of Psychology, Family and Community||Teaching Assistant, General Psychology||2006-2007|
|University of Washington, Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinic (Lab of Marsha M. Linehan)||Undergraduate Research Assistant||2005-2006|
|Award Name||Awarded By||Year Awarded|
|Wampler Marriage and Family Therapy Award||University of Georgia Department of Human Development and Family Science||2018|
|2nd Place, Marriage and Family Therapy Ethics Competition||American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy||2016|
|Wampler Marriage and Family Therapy Award||University of Georgia Department of Human Development and Family Science||2016|
|Graduate Student of Excellence||University of Kentucky School of Human and Environmental Sciences||2014|
|Alice P. Killpatrick Fellowship Recipient||University of Kentucky School of Human and Environmental Sciences||2013-2014|
|Commendation for Outstanding work with Homeless populations||Los Angeles, CA City Council||2009|
|Commendation for Outstanding work with Homeless populations||West Hollywood, CA City Council||2009|
Armes, S. E., Somo, C. M., Khann, S., Seponski, D. M., Lahar, C. J., Kao, S., & Schunert, T. (2018). Mental health indicators of suicide in Cambodian women. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, 30, 7-18.
|Position||Name of Journal||Year(s)|
|Apprentice Reviewer||Journal of Marital and Family Therapy||2015-present|
|Student Reviewer||Journal of Feminist Family Therapy||2015-present|
|HDFS Graduate Student Organization||President||2015-2016||Led Graduate Student Organization in planning events fostering community between graduate students and faculty.|
|Discovering Opportunities for Outreach and Reflection (DOOR)||City Dweller||2007-2008||Year-Long service work in inner-city Hispanic Neighborhood in Hollywood, CA.|
Armes, S., & Hans, J. D. (2014). Christmas. In L. Ganong & M. Coleman (Eds.), Social history of American families (Vol. 1, pp. 234-236). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Armes, S., & Hans, J. D. (2014). Easter. In L. Ganong & M. Coleman (Eds.), Social history of American families (Vol. 1, pp. 399-400). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Dr. Desiree Seponski (Major Professor)
Dr. Chalandra Bryant
Dr. Brian Bride
I am a Graduate Research Assistant working on the study, "The Evaluation of Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education" which is a part of the nationally awarded HMRE grant distributed through the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration of Family and Children's Services. I work under the Principal Investigator, Dr. Ted Futris, and the co-Principal Investigator, Dr. Jerry Gale, to improve recruitment, engagement, and retention efforts for at-risk families who are being enrolled in the study.