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DUFFY, RYAN, Ph.D. (University of Maryland, 2009) Associate Professor of Psychology. Vocational psychology, careers as a calling or vocation, career development of those with limited work volition and those from underrepresented populations, work satisfaction and productivity.

ESPELAGE, DOROTHY, Ph.D. (Indiana University, 1997) Professor of Psychology. Youth violence, adolescent sexual harassment, teen dating violence, sexual minority youth, school climate, and large scale evaluations of social-emotional learning and universal suicide programs.

HEESACKER, MARTIN, Ph.D. (University of Missouri-Columbia, 1983) Professor of Psychology. Attitude change in counseling, Gender and emotion, Interface of social and counseling psychology.

MINTZ, LAURIE, Ph.D. (Ohio State University, 1987) Professor of Psychology. Efficacy of self-help interventions for alleviating psychological concerns, with a special focus on the effectiveness of bibliotherapy (self-help books) for enhancing sexual functioning. Sexual health, attitudes, functioning, and dysfunction.

MORADI, BONNIE, Ph.D. (University of Akron, 2001) Professor of Psychology. Minority stressors (e.g., perceived prejudice and discrimination) and collective identity, their associations with health and well-being for women, racial/ethnic minority, sexual minority, and other minority populations, and the intersections of minority stressors and identities.

TUCKER, CAROLYN M., Ph.D. (SUNY, Stony Brook, 1976) Distinguished Alumni Professor, Professor of Psychology, Director of Training Counseling Psychology Program, Professor of Pediatrics, Professor of Community Health and Family Medicine. Health psychology, Behavioral medicine, Culturally sensitive health care, Self-regulation models of behavior change, and Community-based interventions with children and families.

Emeritus Faculty

EPTING, FRANZ R., Ph.D. (The Ohio State University, 1967) Professor of Psychology and Counseling Psychologist, University of Florida Counseling Center. Personal construct psychotherapy, Humanistic, Constructivistic, Existential, Phenomenological psychology, Death and dying, Optimal functioning, Lesbian/Gay/Bi/ Transsexual Affirmative Counseling.

GRATER, HARRY A., Ph.D. (Pennsylvania State University, 1958); Diplomate (ABPP). Professor Emeritus of Psychology. Meaning of human sexual behavior.

NEIMEYER, GREG J., Ph.D. (University of Notre Dame, 1981) Professor of Psychology. Personal construct, Constructivism, Vocational differentiation, Friendship formation and Personality.

NEVILL, DOROTHY D., Ph.D. (University of Florida, 1971) Professor of Psychology. Psychology of women, Work importance, Values.

Clinical Faculty

ABRAMS-BERNIER, JULIE M., Ph.D. (University of Florida, 1992) Clinical Assistant Professor and Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Wellness Center. Behavioral Health and Wellness, Mindfulness, Anxiety/Stress.
BRADY, BEVERLY A., Ph.D. (University of Florida, 1994) Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Wellness Center. Individual, couples, and group therapy. Health psychology, diversity issues.

CHUN-CHUNG, CHOI, Ph.D. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2005). Clinical Associate Professor and Training Coordinator, Counseling & Wellness Center. Individual, couples, groups, trauma survivors, anxiety issues, counseling with immigrants and international students, and supervision and training issues.

ESCOTO, ERNESTO R., PhD (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 2004). Director and Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Wellness Center. Ethnic identity development, trauma, acculturation, bilingual therapy (English and Spanish), issues concerning underserved populations, and counseling center administration and consultation.

ESS, BRIAN C., Ph.D. (Oklahoma State University, 2013) Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Wellness Center. Individual, couples, and group therapy; anxiety issues; biofeedback; mindfulness; technology as an adjunct to traditional treatment.

LAN, MEI-FANG, Ph.D. (New York University, 2003). Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Wellness Center. Group therapy, psychodynamic therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, trauma recovery, mind-body connection, multicultural counseling, severe psychopathology, psychological assessment, supervision, and training.

LEE, GEOFFREY, Ph.D. (University of Florida, 2009). Staff Psychologist and Digital Services Coordinator, Counseling and Wellness Center. Resiliency and online mental health interventions

FUKUYAMA, MARY A., Ph.D. (Washington State University, 1981). Licensed Psychologist, UF Counseling & Wellness Center, Individual and group therapy. Mindfulness practices, spirituality & multicultural counseling.

MAYNARD-PEMBA, NATASHA, Ph.D. (Arizona State University, 2005). Assistant Director/Training Director, Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Wellness Center. Individual, couples, and group therapy, training/supervision, multicultural issues.

MURPHY, MICHAEL C., Ph.D. (University of Texas, Austin, 1984). Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Wellness Center. Individual, couples, and group therapy, anxiety disorders; addictions.

PRITCHETT-JOHNSON, BRANDI, Ph.D. (Western Michigan University, 2011). Staff Psychologist/ASPIRE Coordinator, Counseling and Wellness Center. Individual, group therapy, social justice, trauma, supervision.

PROBERT, JIM, Ph.D. (Licensed Psychologist, Counseling and Wellness Center. Individual therapy with a focus on mindfulness, mind-body healing, trauma/mental health recovery, and existential/spiritual exploration. Co-coordination of Peer Support at UF (including facilitation of Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and Intentional Peer Support).

SELDMAN, ROBERTA, Ph.D. (University of Florida, 1993). Licensed Psychologist, UF Counseling & Wellness Center

STUART, JENNIFER L., Ph.D. (University of Florida, 2009). Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Wellness Center. Individual and group therapy, trauma, eating disorders

TOSKA, GIZEM, Ph.D. (University of Florida, Gainesville, 2008). Licensed Psychologist, Assistant Director of Outreach and Consultation, Counseling and Wellness Center. Mindfulness, meaning making, identity development, loss and grief, adjustment, diversity issues, prevention and psychoeducation on college campuses.

WELSCH, BARBARA B., DVM, Ph.D. (University of Florida, 1998) Staff Psychologist, Counseling and Wellness Center. Individual, couples, and group therapy, biofeedback, therapy dogs and somatic experiencing

Affiliate Faculty

Abrams-Bernier, Julie, Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Alonso, Jennifer, Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Benton, Sheryl Ann, Ph.D., TAO Connect

Brady, Beverly, Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Byrd, Charles, Ph.D., Community Health and Family Medicine, University of Florida

Choi, Chun-Chung, Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Friedman, Harris, Ph.D., Center for Spirituality and Health, University of Florida

Fukuyama, Mary A., Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Funderburk, Jamie Ruth, Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Greene, Anthony F, Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Greene, Lisa Merlo, Ph.D., UF Health Florida Recovery Center, University of Florida

Herkov, Michael John, Ph.D., North Florida Clinical Psychology

Knudson, Marshall L., Ph.D., Private Practice

Lawrence, Alvin, Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Maynard-Pemba, Natasha. Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

McNamara, Joseph Ph.D., UF Health Medical Psychology, University of Florida

Murphy, Michael C., Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Pritchett, Brandi Leigh, Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Probert, James S. Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Rosier, Monica, Ph.D., Private Practice

Seldman, Roberta S., Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Stuart, Jennifer L., Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Toska, Gizem, Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida

Uzun, Suna, Ph.D., North Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center

Welsch, Barbara B., Ph.D., Counseling and Wellness Center, University of Florida