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Jennifer Staples

Associate Professor and Associate Director of Clinical Training
jenn staples

Dr. Staples received her PhD in clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle, completed an APA-accredited internship at the Durham VA Medical Center, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in LGBT Mental Health and Trauma at the San Diego VA. Broadly, she is interested in the implications of prejudice and oppression on minority groups. She has published in the areas of transgender minority stress and mental health, sexual dysfunction, sexual risk-taking, and childhood and adult sexual assault. Her current research focuses on oppression-based traumatic stress and resilience among transgender and gender expansive adults. Her training is grounded in behavioral theories and she utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and social justice approaches in practice.

Third Wave Therapies
Foundations in Multicultural Psychology
Scholarship and Contributions to the Field

1.    Staples, J., & *Fuller, C. (in press). Adult sexual assault severity among transgender people of color: The impact of double marginalization. Journal of Aggression Maltreatment and Trauma (JAMT). 

2.    *Ghorbanian, A., *Aiello, B., & Staples, J. (in press). Underrepresentation of transgender identities in research: The limitations of traditional quantitative survey data. Transgender Health. 

3.    Estrellado, J. E., Green, J. M., Shuman, T. J., & Staples, J. (in press). Cross-racial and intersectional allyship efforts among faculty in a psychology doctoral program. Research in Human Development. 

4.    Staples, J., George, W. H., Bryan, A., & Neilson, E. (2018). The role of minority stress in suicidality and non-suicidal self-injury among transgender adults. Journal of Sex Research, 55, 591-603.