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Bryana H. French, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Graduate School of Professional Psychology
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois, 2010
MOH 541B | Opus Hall
(651) 962-4632

Dr. French joined the University of St. Thomas in 2014 after beginning her academic career at the University of Missouri, Columbia in the Black Studies department and Counseling Psychology program in 2010.  She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois’ Counseling Psychology program in 2010.  Her pre-doctoral internship was at the APA Accredited University of Maryland Counseling Center and she was a summer intern with the APA Minority Fellowship Program’s Public Policy program at Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration. She currently teaches MA and PsyD level courses in Diversity Issues at the University of St. Thomas and has taught several other courses throughout her career including African American Psychology, Violence Against Women & Children, and Qualitative Methods.

Dr. French’s primary research interests focus on sexual coercion and associated psychosocial outcomes among racially diverse young men and women.  She has also conducted research on faith-based teen dating violence prevention and alternative educational programming for suspended youth. She holds leadership positions in APA including the director of Communications and Technology for Division 17: Society of Counseling Psychology and the Member-at-Large: Racial & Ethnic Minority Slate for Division 51: Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity.  She is also on the editorial board for the Journal of Black Psychology.


  • French, B. H., *Tilghman, J. D., *Malebranche, D. A. (2014). Sexual coercion context and psychosocial correlates among diverse males. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 15,
  • French, B. H., *Bi, Y., *Latimore, T. G., *Klemp, H. R., & *Butler, E. E. (2014). Latent class analysis and sexual coercion: Multivariate experiences and psycho-behavioral correlates. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29, 1111-1131
  • French, B.H. (2013). More than jezebels and freaks: Exploring how Black girls navigate  sexual coercion and sexual scripts. Journal of African American Studies, 17, 35-50. doi 10.1007/s12111-012-9218-1
  • French, B. H. & Neville, H. A. (2012). Sexual coercion sequelae among Black and White teenagers: Sexual stereotypes and psycho-behavioral correlates. The Counseling Psychologist, 41, 1185-1211. doi:10.1177/0011000012461379

Awards & Accomplishments

  • APA Division 17: Society of Counseling Psychology Leadership Academy, 2013
  • APA Division 45 2010 A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert Distinguished Student Service Award, 2010
  • APA Minority Fellowship Program’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Award, 2004-2007

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