Clinical Psychology (PhD)
Couple therapy process and outcome; evidence based cross-cultural assessment; infidelity; treatment of military sexual trauma; individual and family effects of PTSD in military and veteran populations; training approaches and supervision for family/couple therapists
LGBTQ+ and physical disability populations; minority stress and health disparities; feminist and multicultural therapies
Group-based interventions for persons living with chronic and life-threatening medical conditions; collaboration with community-based agencies to improve health-related service delivery; the measurement of social and academic adjustment of non-traditional undergraduate and graduate students
cross-cultural mental health,gender issues, Asian American psychology, sexuality, sex positivity, intergenerational transmission of trauma, prevention, global health care, health disparities, advocacy, spirituality, holistic care, wellness
Assessing adverse and beneficial responses to stress from the acute to chronic, the latter including health conditions. Assessing these responses within a cultural context and considering individual personality characteristics, such as the trait of mindfulness. Determining factors that distinguish adverse stress responses from psychological growth. Systemic analysis of mental health: program evaluation of health and mental health agencies
Ronald McDonald House Family/child and Couple Clinical Psychology Training Program; treatment of sex, intimacy and relationship problems; differentiation-based couple therapy; the role self of the therapist plays in treatment of individuals, couples and families; person of the therapist training.
Intersection of substance abuse and HIV-related risk behaviors among gay and bisexual men (GBM); health disparities among LGBT persons; affirmative addictions treatment models; mental health issues among LGBT youth
Tracy L. Heller
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor
PhD, Clinical Psychology, 1994, University of California, Los Angeles
Research interests: Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; behavioral, social, and cognitive components of ADHD; multimodal treatments of ADHD.