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2810 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322


The Culture & Mental Health Lab is currently comprised of graduate students in the combined Clinical, Counseling, School Psychology doctoral program at Utah State University and undergraduate students in the Psychology Department. Lab members are engaged in independent research in an interdependent context. Project content is in parenting, cultural values, microaggressions, and evidence-based interventions. Students are expected to be productive as a result of independent motivation and commitment, engaged mentoring, and proactive collaboration and support from a talented peer group as well as from family and loved ones.

Christina Patterson

Christina Patterson

Christina Patterson is a doctoral student in the Combined Clinical/Counseling/School Psychology program. She received her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Washington University focusing her studies on the influence of childhood sexual abuse on sexual identity development and her Bachelor's from University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her research interests are multicultural psychology and children and families.

Christina is currently conducting research on the development of interventions aimed at increasing awareness of racial microaggressions. She has led a webinar on microaggressions and on cultural competence and clinical supervision for the Utah Psychological Association.

Christina is completing her pre-doctoral internship at the University of New Mexico Health Science Center - Integrated Care track (2016-2017).

Dissertation proposed: Increasing Knowledge and Detection of Racial Microaggressions in White College Students

Christina's CV