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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.

Media Presentations

Part 3 of the 3-part Radical Healing webinar series hosted by the Div. 45 Presidential Task Force. Drs. Melanie Domenech Rodriguez, Candice Hargons, Matthew Miller, and Karen Suyemoto present on “Radical Research: Promoting Healing Through Social Justice.

Christina Patterson, Lesther Papa, and Alexandra Reveles review cultural competence models, outline recommended competence guidelines, discuss supervisor and supervisee roles in the supervision process, and outline practical skills to use during supervision. Utah Psychological Association Webinar: August 22, 2015.

Christina Patterson and Lesther Papa present on Understanding the Impact of Microaggressions in Different Psychological Settings. This is a Utah Psychological Association Webinar. Delivered: June 25, 2015.

TEDxUSU. Diversity is a core value for individuals and society. When diversity is embraced, social, intellectual, and economic gains are observed. While institutions use policies and procedures to structure and integrate diversity into organizations, the manner in which individuals navigate cross- and multi-cultural exchanges can be much more treacherous. TEDxUSU talk: October, 2014

Please join Psi Chi and APA for a free webinar by Psi Chi and APA. Lesther Papa discusses what test to use in what situation and covers statistical tests for relationships, prediction, two-group designs, multiple-group design and causal modeling. Webinar: June 5, 2014

Join Psi Chi member and doctoral student Lesther Papa as he discusses what makes a good test to use in your research and how to find the actual instrument. APA PsycINFO trainer. Anne Breitenbach will discuss using APA databases PsycTESTS and PsycINFO to find appropriate tests. Webinar: April 2, 2014