Student Committee

Student Representative

Desa Daniel

Desa Karye Daniel
Kansas State University
Counselor Education and Supervision

Clinical Interests: Multicultural counselling and underserved populations, college students, academic based stress, and imposture syndrome.

Research Interests: College Student racial/ethnic development, University based microaggressions/racism/invisibility, and African Americans and intersectionality

Past Student Representative


Martinque “Marti” Jones
University of Houston
Counseling Psychology

Clinical Interests: Identity development among adolescents and emerging adults, multicultural counseling, and group therapy

Research Interests: Racial/ethnic identity development, intersectionality, sociocultural issues in counseling and training

Campus Representative Co-Chairs


Tanisha Hill-Jarrett
University of Florida
Clinical and Health Psychology (Neuropsychology track)

Clinical Interests: Neuropsychological assessment, Culturally-relevant interventions with racial/ethnic minorities, neurocognitive rehabilitation.

Research Interests: Psychometrics and neuropsychological assessment within racial/ethnic minorities, cultural neuropsychology,  traumatic brain injury,  neuroimaging (EEG and diffusion MRI)

Campus Representative Co-Chair


Christopher Decou
Idaho State University
Clinical Psychology

Clinical Interests: Culturally resonant EBP

Research Interests: Study and prevention of suicide, ethnic minority health disparities, trauma exposure, and mixed methods

Mentorship Program Co-Chair


Jasmine Jenkins
University of Georgia
Counseling Psychology

Clinical Interests: Child/adolescents, families, incarcerated youth

Research Interests: Incarcerated African-American youth, culturally specific interventions, racial/ethnic identity development

Mentorship Program Co-Chair


LaWanda Hill
University of Houston
Counseling Psychology

Clinical Interests: The role of media influence  and parental involvement in the sexuality development of African American adolescent girls

Research Interests: Corrections and women’s Issues which include but not limited to sexual objectification and sexual trauma, unresolved childhood trauma interpersonal challenges,  conflict with gender roles, religious oppression, anxiety, grief, and identity issues

Social Media Manager

Nishthaya “Emily” Soukhanouvong

Nishthaya “Emily” Soukhanouvong
Regent University in Virginia Beach
School of Psychology and Counseling

Clinical Interests: Child and Family, Marriage Therapy, Art Therapy, Multicultural Psychology (Cultural Humility) and attachment theory

Research Interests: Mental Health of Refugees and Immigrants, ethnic identity development and psychological well being of Asian Americans

Social Media Manager


Akilah Reynolds
University of Houston
Counseling Psychology

Clinical Interests: Child/adolescents/families, forensics

Research Interests: intersection of media and psychology, identity development, and possible selves

Student Liaison


Roberto Luis Abreu
University of Kentucky
Counseling Psychology

Clinical Interests: Latina/o LGBTQ youth

Research Interests: Latina/o LGBTQ youth parental and community acceptance and well-being

Student Liaison

Gretchen E. Kirk

Gretchen E. Kirk
California School of Professional Psychology
Alliant International University – Fresno
Clinical Psychology

Clinical Interests: health psychology, neuropsych/TBI, veteran/military population, integrated care, trauma, SUDs, eastern meditation and clinical practices

Research Interests: barriers to care in diverse populations, women’s issues, cultural competence of physical/mental health care providers, mixed methods, military topics, health topics

©2016 Division 45 - A Division of the American Psychological Association (APA)

Designed and managed by NimblePitch, Inc.


Log in with your credentials

Forgot your details?