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Culture, Race, Ethnicity, and Minority Status Psychology Research Group
Ruth Zuniga, M.S.
Research Interests: Ruth is a doctoral student in the University of Alaska's PhD Program in Clinical-Community Psychology. Her primary research interests include mental health
of immigrants and experiences of Hispanic women on counseling and other
therapeutic services. Additionally, she is interested in understanding the
role of culture on mental health help seeking behaviors among minority
groups. She is exploring: What cultural
factors influence minority groups (mainly Hispanics) to seek professional
psychological help and what factors hinder or facilitate individuals to
seek professional psychological help.
Tina Woods, BA
Research Interests:Tina is a doctoral student in the University of Alaska's PhD Program in Clinical-Community Psychology, and is an American Psychological Association (APA) Minority Fellow. Tina has experience conducting Healing Circles with various populations including juvenile youth, rural communities, and other adult populations. Her primary interests focuses on understanding the Healing Circle process utilized as a technique for dealing with behavioral/mental health issues such as substance abuse, suicide, childhood sexual abuse, and domestic violence. In addition, she is interested in how these issues may be due to the historical traumas imposed upon the Alaska Native people. Tina is exploring the theory behind healing circles and why they may be effective for healing Alaska Native people.
Matthew Sena, MA
Research Interests:Matt is a doctoral student in the University of Alaska's PhD Program in Clinical-Community Psychology. He holds a Master's Degree in Psychology, and his general interests is to provide a high standard of leadership and service to rural and indigenous populations so that constituents may be empowered for success.
Ruddy Taylor, MSW
Research Interests:Ruddy is a doctoral student in the University of Alaska's PhD Program in Clinical-Community Psychology. She holds a Masters degree in Social Work and is a licensed social worker. Her research interest lies in the way in which African Americans experience racial discrimination (e.g., racial microaggressions) and how this relates to their mental health. She is also interested in serving African Americans in a more culturally sensitive manner.