Department of Psychology | Counseling/Clinical Track | Master of Arts in Psychological Science Program

Viann Nguyen-Feng portrait
photo credit: Alyssa Lund

Psychology + Public Health

THE MIND-BODY TRAUMA CARE LAB, directed by Dr. Viann Nguyen-Feng ([vee-anne win-fang] she/her), integrates several domains: psychology & public health, mental & physical health, mind & body.

Our research team aims to increase access to holistic psychotherapeutic care, particularly among in-need groups such as those who have had potentially traumatic life experiences.

This research addresses access to care issues in two main ways:

  1. bringing wellbeing-focused, trauma-informed, and embodied healing interventions (e.g., trauma-sensitive yoga, mental-physical healthcare integration, context-inclusive approaches) to individuals who might not otherwise access them;

  2. developing and implementing interventions that broaden psychotherapy's reach (e.g., technological, community-based) while evaluating what works best and for whom.

We aim to serve at-risk and underrecognized groups, such as those exposed to interpersonal traumas (e.g., emotional abuse), those who have disabling life experiences, and those who may be psychosocioculturally marginalized.

mind | body | trauma | care

to increase access to holistic, embodied, and trauma-informed mental healthcare