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Professor | Director of Clinical Training

Dr. Carter received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University in 2008 and earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Yale University. She completed her clinical internship at Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, IL, and is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Training at DePaul University. She teaches graduate assessment courses and undergraduate abnormal psychology courses.

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Doctoral Student, 5th Year

Dana received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016. There, she worked as a research assistant in the Anxiety and Stress Lab and the African American Youth Wellness Lab and became interested in cultural differences in internalizing disorders. She then spent two years as a study coordinator examining how CBT affects the brain in youth with anxiety disorders at the University of Michigan. Her primary research interests center around exploring the physiological and psychological effects of racism-related stressors among adolescents of color and the protective and promotive roles of family and community support. In her free time, Dana enjoys attending open mics, going for walks by the lake, and kickboxing.  



Doctoral Student, 4th Year

Brittany received her MA in psychology at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. After graduating, she spent several years working at Children's National Medical Center with patients in the in-patient psychiatric unit and the emergency department, as well as at George Washington University's Cancer Center. Brittany's primary research interests include the relationship between children and adolescents with chronic disease/illness and their mental and physical health outcomes, chronic stress, and health disparities among minority children and adolescents. Outside of the program, you can find Brittany caring for and playing with her cat Remus, hiking and leisure reading.



3rd Year Doctoral Student

Taylor Swenski is a third year MA/PhD student in the Community Psychology program at DePaul. She received her B.S. in Psychology and minors in Biology and History from Ohio State University. Taylor’s research interests include health equity interventions for Black and Latinx adolescents, community-based participatory research methodology, environmental justice, and food justice. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, acroyoga, reading, and seeing as much live music as possible.



2nd year Doctoral Student

Abigail Bushnell is a second year MA/PhD student in the clinical child track at DePaul. She received her B.A. in psychology and a minor in creative writing from DePaul University in 2022. Her research interests involve how team sports impact psycho-social development in youth. In her clinical work, Abigail is also interested in somatic and mindfulness practices for anxiety. For fun, Abby enjoys being outside, being active, and painting.



Undergraduate Student

Lindsey Brownfield is a junior at DePaul University, majoring in psychology.  Lindsey is interested in research on the intersectionality of mental health and physical health, specifically the ways in which physical health can be used as a preventative measure for mental health disorders and issues.  Lindsey plans on pursuing her masters degree in clinical mental health counseling post-undergrad.  For fun, Lindsey enjoys baking, spending time with her friends and family, and watching reality tv.



Undergraduate Student

Julia Nagy is a senior at DePaul University. She is majoring in Psychology and is a part of the women’s volleyball team. Her research interests include the psycho-social benefits of sport on children with chronic illness, and how to increase mental wellbeing in college athletics. For fun, Julia likes to drink coffee, run, bike on the lake, watch sunsets, spend time with friends, and read.  



doctoral candidate

Kailyn Bare has a B.A. in philosophy and a minor in psychology from Texas A&M University. Kailyn is a clinical-community psychology doctoral candidate at DePaul University. Her clinical and research interests involve utilizing personal and community strengths to address mental health symptoms, as well as designing physical health interventions such as sport and exercise to promote psychological well-being. For fun, Kailyn enjoys puzzles, reading, and watching sports. 



Undergraduate student

Abigail Adan is a senior at DePaul University, majoring in psychology with a concentration in human services and a minor in Latin America and Latino Studies. Abigail is interested in research on POC mental health, and the various modes of preventive and intervention methods such as physical health.  Abigail plans on pursuing her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling post-undergrad. For fun, Abigail enjoys creating art and music, working out, traveling, and going to concerts.



Masters student, 1st year

Hafsa Khan Owens is a first year MS Research Psychology graduate student at DePaul University. She received her B.S. in Psychology and minor in Cognitive Sciences from Michigan State University, where she also was a part of the MSU Autism Lab, The Halimah Project, and The Feelings and Healing intervention program. Hafsa’s research interests involve intervention programs for children who have experienced trauma and promoting healthy emotional and behavioral development. Hafsa hopes to curate her own intervention program in the future that tailors to the unique experiences of Muslims and Refugee children. In her free time, Hafsa enjoys painting, baking, playing with her cats, and watching Game of Thrones.



Undergraduate student

Mia Alvarez is a senior at DePaul University, majoring in psychology. She plans to attend graduate school to obtain a master's in clinical health psychology. Mia is passionate about fitness, nutrition, and overall mental well-being. Research interests include preventative care, fitness motivation, and finding ways to promote living a healthy lifestyle. Mia is a certified NASM personal trainer. In her free time, she enjoys weightlifting, reading, and salsa dancing with friends.



Undergraduate student

Andres Guillu is a senior at DePaul University, majoring in psychology. Andres is interested in research on early intervention in children diagnosed with ASD. Andres hopes to pursue his masters degree in clinical psychology. In his free time, he enjoys practicing archery, playing video games with friends, and spending time with loved ones. 

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