Department of Psychology | Counseling/Clinical Track | Master of Arts in Psychological Science Program
Psychology + Public Health
The Mind-Body Trauma Care Research Team, directed by Dr. Viann Nguyen-Feng, 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:
bringing wellbeing-focused, trauma-informed interventions (e.g., trauma-sensitive yoga, mental-physical healthcare integration, context-inclusive approaches) to individuals who might not otherwise access them;
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.