Student Research and Clinical Profiles

Highlighting Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Students

 

Tonya McCoy

Tonya McKoy

Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Student

M.Ed., Vanderbilt University, Human Development Counseling

B.S., North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, Mechanical Engineering

About:

Tonya is passionate about minority women in engineering related careers. While at Tennessee State University, she has worked with Dr. Marie S. Hammond as a Graduate Research Assistant on two NSF – funded grants that evaluated the impact of career theories to promote retention of minority students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) career fields.  Tonya’s research interests are in the areas of retention of African American women in engineering careers and mental health services for veterans and military connected families.

  

 
 
   
Mahip Rathore

Mahip Rathore

Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Student

M.A., Eastern Illinois University, Clinical Psychology

L.L.B., Symbiosis Law School, Law

B.B.A., Symbiosis Law School, Business Administration

Research Team: Dr. James Campbell

About: My research interests are mindfulness, meditation-based interventions, and development of wisdom in individuals through difficult life situations. I am also in charge of the GPSO meditation club where students and faculty get together to meditate once a week. I am a sketch artist, painter, and also write poetry once in a while. I love playing tennis, listening to audio books, and cooking. I have a dog named Potato and I am engaged to someone who is also from India. These two are currently my family in Nashville, but we never miss a chance to talk to our family and friends back home.

  

 

Linda Ly

 

Linda Ly

Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Student

M.S., State University of New York, Albany, Mental Health Counseling

B.A., University of California, San Diego, Psychology

Research Team: Dr. James Brooks

About: My research interests relate to acculturation, racial/ethnic identity, and interracial relationships.  

   

  

  

 

 

  

Katie Johnson
 

Katie A. Johnson

Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Student

M.S., Tennessee State University (2016)

B.A. The University of Tennessee (2013)

Contact: kjohn109@my.tnstate.edu

Research Team: Dr. Marie S. Hammond

About: My research and clinical foci are based in forensic psychology. Specifically, I am interested in childhood trauma, severe psychopathology, and criminal behavior.

 

 

  

 

Margaret White

Margaret White

Counseling Psychology Ph.D. Student

M.S., Virginia State University, Clinical Psychology

B.A., Shaw University, Psychology

About: After graduating, Ms. White plans to commission with the U.S. military to serve as a clinical psychologist. Ms. White clinical interests include obesity and unhealthy food consumption among minorities.Ms. White’s passion is to work with minority college students to promote diversity inside and outside of the learning environment. Her favorite hobbies include reading, shopping, and traveling. She volunteers on the weekends as a student mentor increasing literacy skills among students with special needs, disabilities, and English second language students. She has worked as a liaison between various programs to increase youth leadership and empowerment in students from different ethnicities, socioeconomic status, and geographical backgrounds. 

 

Student Publications (2011-present)

Johnson, K.A ., Broyles, T.W., & Hammond, M.S. (In press). Career Intervention Effects on Agricultural Students’ Career Development at an HBCU. North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture (NACTA) Journal.

Capretto, J. (2017). Developmental timing of childhood physical and sexual maltreatment predicts adult depression and PTSD. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 0(00), 1-25. (published online first)

McKoy, T., Hammond, M., Armwood, C., & Hargrove, S. K. (2017, March) Persistence of African American Females in Engineering: The Identity Factor accepted as a Work In Progress Paper to the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone 2 conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

McKoy, T., King-Wilkes, B. A., & Hargrove, S. K. (2017). An Integrative Review: Intersectionality, African American Female Engineering Students, and Intent to Persist. Draft accepted to the 2018 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity Conference (CoNECD).

Student Conference Presentations (2011-present)

Audette, L., Hammond, M.S. & Johnson, K.A. (2018, August). Combining Datasets using SPSS: An Experimental Study. Poster accepted for presentation at the American Psychological Association 2018 Conference in San Francisco, California.

Smith, C.K., & Johnson, K.A. (2018, June). How First-Generation Student Status Affects Career Development in African American STEM Students. Poster accepted for presentation at the Society for Vocational Psychology 2018 Biennial Conference in Scottsdale, AZ.

Johnson, K.A. (2017, November). Planned Parenthood: A Program Evaluation. Poster presentation at the Tennessee Counseling Association Conference, Nashville, Tennessee.

Johnson, K.A. (2017, April). The Relationship Between Occupational Specialty, Combat Exposure Levels, Unit Cohesion, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Combat Deployment. Oral presentation at the Middle Tennessee Psychological Association’s Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Johnson, K.A. (2017, April). The Relationship Between Occupational Specialty, Combat Exposure Levels, Unit Cohesion, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Following Combat Deployment. Poster accepted for presentation at the Tennessee State University Psychology Day, Nashville, Tennessee.

Johnson, K.A. (2017, March). Career Intervention Effects on Agricultural Students’ Career Development at an HBCU. Oral presentation at the 2017 Emerging Researchers National (ERN) Conference in STEM, Washington, D.C.

McKoy, T., King-Wilkes, B., Beane, C., Hargrove, S., Hammond, M. (2017, November). Psychological Retention Factors of African American Engineering Students at a HBU. Poster presentation presented at the National Symposium on Student Retention, SanDestin, Florida.

McKoy, T. (2017). Retention Factors in African American Engineering Students. Poster presentation presented at Middle Tennessee Psychological Association on Spring meeting on April 22, 2017.

McKoy, T. (2017). Identity as a Retention Factors in African American Engineering Students. Oral presentation presented at Tennessee State University Annual Research Symposium on April 18, 2017. 2nd place in Graduate Science II section.

McKoy, T., Hammond, M., Armwood, C., & Hargrove, S. K., (2017, March) Persistence of African American Females in Engineering: The Identity Factor. Paper presented at the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Zone 2 conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

McKoy, T. (2017). A process evaluation of the retention of African American female engineering students. Poster presented at the 39th Annual Tennessee State University Psychology Day. Nashville, TN.

Capretto, J. & Reda, A. (November, 2017). Parent-Child Relationship Impacts Parental Help-Seeking Behaviors for Maltreated Children, Poster to be presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies: 33rd Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.

White, M. (2017). Associations Among Socioeconomic Status, Black Television, and Unhealthy Food Consumption in African American College Students. Thesis proposal presented at the International Obesity Research Conference, Silver Spring, Maryland.

White, M. (2016). Factors for Obesity and Physical Inactivity in African Americans due to Watching Television. Paper presented at the National Diabetic Medication Forum, Arlington, Virginia.

Capretto, J. (October, 2016). Timing of childhood sexual abuse: Impact on depression and PTSD in adulthood, Poster to be presented at the Charleston Child Trauma Conference, Charleston, CA.

Capretto, J. (May, 2016). Type and timing of childhood maltreatment: Impact on health related quality of life in adulthood, Oral presentation at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Hammond, M., Capretto, J., Hargrove, K., Hall, J., Martin, E., & Young-Seigler, A. (May, 2016). Retaining underrepresented students in STEM: Outcomes of a culturally responsive intervention, Paper presented at the Society of Vocational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Girresch-Ward, S., Hammond, M.S., McKoy, T. (2016, May). Unpacking the complexity of the supports and barriers scale of the STEM Fields Questionnaire. 30-minute presentation at the 2016 Biennial Conference of the Society for Vocational Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

McKoy, T. (2016, April). The persistence of African American females in engineering: The identity factor: A pilot study. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Tennessee State University Research Symposium. Nashville, TN

White, M. (2015). Independent Research of African American Eating Approaches. Paper presented at the National Diabetic Medicine Forum, Arlington, Virginia.

White, M. (2014). Relationship Between African American Women Obesity Rates due to Socioeconomic Status. Poster presented at the Shaw University Student Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC.

White, M. (2013). Unhealthy Foods Among Americans Through the Lens of Overeating. Poster presented at the Shaw University Student Research Symposium, Raleigh, NC.

Newman, J. & Berman, A.B.  (2012). Navigating the Road Ahead: Sustaining Community Partnerships in Grant-based Environments, Unpublished symposium, 2013 SCRA Conference, American Psychological Association Division 27 The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), submitted 12/6/2012, pending acceptance.

Hammond, M.S., Hall, D.A., Armstrong, A., & Newman, J.A. (2012, November).  Using research teams to facilitate research self-efficacy.  Presentation given at Psychology Educators of Tennessee Conference, Murfreesboro, TN. 

Battle, L. K.Armstrong, A. P., Brooks, C., & Jackson, C. D. (2012, Feb). Exposure to Family Violence in Childhood: Impact on Intimate Partner Relationship and Well-being. Poster presented at South Eastern Psychological Association Convention in New Orleans, LA.

Berman, A,B., Hammond, M.S., Hargrove, S.K., Hayslett, W.F., Bucknor, C.B., Jenkins, K.G., & Brooks, C. (2012). Black college student career commitment and development in Psychology. Accepted Poster Presentation, 2013 APA Convention, APAGS Division

Berman, A.,B., Newman, J., Young, T., Oatis-Ballew, R. (2012). Giving Voice to Psychology Graduate Students: A Social Justice & World Café Mentoring Model, Unpublished symposium, 2013 SCRA Conference, American Psychological Association Division 27 The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA)

Berman, A.B., Hammond, M.S., Hargrove, S.K., Hayslett, W.F., Bucknor, C.B., Jenkins, K.G., & Brooks, C. (2012). Differences in worldview and beliefs: native and immigrant Black college student career development. Accepted Poster Presentation,  2013 APA Convention, Division 45 (Ethnic Minority Issues).

Bucknor, C., Berman, A.B ., & Hammond, M.S. (2012) Career Commitment and Retention in STEM in African American College Students.  Accepted Poster Presentation, 2013 Emerging Researchers Conference (ERN), February 28 - March 2, 2013, Washington, D.C.  

Pfost, K. S.,  Young, T. A.,  Hesson-McInnis, M. S., Loete, L., Parrish, J., & Young, L. M. (2011, August).  Investigating multiple predictors of bulimia and feminism as a buffer. Poster presented to the 2011 American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, DC.

Ramon, A., Terhorst, H., Young, L., Chang, T., Van Aman, C., Young, T., Behrens, E., & House, A. (2011, April). DBT Skills Group as a vehicle for service and learning: Lessons from our first year. Poster session presented at the Great Lakes Regional Counseling Psychology Conference in Bloomington, IN.

Armstrong, A. P., Battle, L. K., & Oatis-Ballew, R. (2011, Nov). Personality, Values, and Work-Life Balance in Professional and Non-Professional Women. Poster presented at Tennessee Psychological Association Conference Student Poster Session in Nashville, TN.

Battle, L. K. (2011, March). Family Life Events impact on the Mental Health of Undergraduates attending an Historically Black College & University. Poster presented at 33rd Annual University-Wide Research Symposium Graduate Poster Presentations at Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.

Battle, L. K. (2011, March). Family Life Events impact on the Mental Health of Undergraduate Students attending a Historically Black College & University. Poster presented at 8th Annual Psychology Department Research Symposium at Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN. 

Battle, L. K.Armstrong, A. P., & Oatis-Ballew, R. (2011, Nov). Family Functioning impact on Work-Life Balance in Women. Poster presented at Tennessee Psychological Association Conference Student Poster Session in Nashville, TN.






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