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Bryana H. French, Ph.D., L.P.

Associate Professor
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Illinois, 2010

Dr. French joined the University of St. Thomas in 2014.  She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois’ Counseling Psychology program in 2010 and pre-doctoral internship was at the APA Accredited University of Maryland Counseling Center.  She currently teaches MA and PsyD level courses in Diversity Issues, Basic Skills, Dissertation Methods and Writing, and Theories of Career Development.  Her practice interests focus on multicultural counseling, social justice advocacy, and sexual violence recovery.

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. Her current research projects focus on radical healing for people of color and indigenous people, part of the APA Division 2018 45 presidential initiative. She holds leadership positions in APA including currently serving on the Council of Representatives for Division 17. 

Publications (*indicates student coauthors)

  • Mosley, D. V., Neville, H. A., Chaves-Dueñas, N. Y., Adames, H. Y., Lewis, J. A., & French, B. H. (2020). Radical hope in revolting times: Proposing a culturally relevant psychological framework. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 14,
  • French, B. H., Lewis, J. A., Mosley, D. V., Adames, H. Y., Chavez-Dueñas, N. Y., Chen, G. A., Neville, H.A. (2019). Toward a psychological framework of radical healing in communities of color. The Counseling Psychologist. DOI: 10.1177/0011000019843506
  • Bloom, T. L., Captari, L. E., French, B. H., Hook, J. N., & Ryan, K. (2018). Planting the TREE: A faith-based program for teen dating violence prevention. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 5, 212-217.
  • French, B. H., Teti, M., Suh, H. N., & *Serafin, M. R. (2018). A path analysis of racially diverse men’s sexual victimization, risk-taking, and attitudes. Psychology of Men & Masculinity. Advance online publication.
  • French, B. H., *Suh, H., & Arterberry, B. J. (2017). Exploratory factor analysis and psychometric properties of the sexual coercion inventory. Journal of Sex Research, 54, 962-970.doi: 10.1080/00224499.2016.1235129
  • Teti, M., French, B. H., Schneider, C., Farnan, R., & Binson, D. (2016). Portraits of well-being: Exploring photovoice and mental health among women with HIV. Journal of Creativity and Mental Health, 12, 48-61. doi:10.1080/15401383.2016.1206493
  • French, B. H. & Neville, H. A. (2016). What Is Nonconsensual Sex? Young Women Identify Sources ofCoerced Sex. Violence Against Women, 1-27. doi: 10.1177/1077801216641517
  • Teti, M., French, B. H., Bonney, L., & Lightfoot, M. (2015). "I created something new with something that had died": Photo-narratives of positive transformation among women with HIV. Aids and Behavior, 19, 1275-128.doi: 10.1007/s10461-015-1000-7
  • French, B. H., *Tilghman, J. D., *Malebranche, D. A. (2015). Sexual coercion context and psychosocial correlates among diverse males. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 16, 42-53. doi: 10.1037/a0035915
  • French, B. H., *Bi, Y., *Latimore, T. G., *Klemp, H. R., & *Butler, E. E. (2014). Sexual Victimization Using Latent Class Analysis: Exploring Patterns and Psycho-Behavioral Correlates. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 29, 1111-1131. doi: 10.1177/0886260513506052
  • 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., *Lewis, J. A., & Neville, H. A. (2013). Naming and Reclaiming: An Interdisciplinary Analysis of Black Girls' and Women's Resistance Strategies. Journal of African American Studies, 17, 1-6. doi: 10.1007/s12111-012-9215-4
  • French, B. H. & Neville, H. A. (2013). Sexual coercion sequelae among Black and White teenagers: Sexual stereotypes and psycho-behavioral correlates. The Counseling Psychologist, 41, 1185-1211. doi: 10.1177/0011000012461379
  • Elion A. A., Wang, K. T., Slaney, R. B. & French, B. H. (2012). Perfectionism in African American Students: Relationship to Racial Identity, GPA, Self-Esteem and Depression. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 18, 118-127. doi: 10.1037/a0026491
  • French, B. H. & Neville, H. A. (2008). Black teenage girls’ experiences with sexual coercion: Context, coping, and consequences. Black Women, Gender, & Families, 2, 77-98.
  • Buki, L. P.; Garces, M. D.; Hinestrosa, M. C.; Kogan, L.; Carrillo, I. Y.; & French, B. H. (2008).  Diagnosis, treatment and beyond: Latina women’s psychological adjustment to breast cancer. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 14, 163-167. doi: 10.1037/1099-9809.14.2.163

Book Chapters

  • French, B. H., Suh, H. N., & Arterberry, B. (2019). Revised sexual coercion inventory. In T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, W. L. Yarber, R. Milhausen, & J. Sakaluk (Eds), Handbook of Sexuality-Related Measures (4th ed).  (pp. 175-178). Routledge.
  • Cavalieri, C. E., French, B. H., & Renninger, S. M. (2018 in Press). Building working alliances with Students.  In S. D. Brookfield (Ed.) Teaching Race: Helping Students Unmask and Challenge Racism. Josey- Bass
  • French, B. H. (2017). Sexual coercion. Sage Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • French, B.H. (2015). College Women, Sexual Violence, and HIV/STI Prevention. In L. Wilton, R. T. Palmer, & D. C. Maramba (Eds). Understanding HIV and STI Prevention for College Students. Routledge: New York, NY. doi: 10.4324/9781315884387

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Minnesota Psychological Association Outstanding Early Career Psychologist Award, 2020
  • University of Missouri College of Education Graduate Instructor of the Year, 2014
  • APA Division 17: Society of Counseling Psychology Leadership Academy, 2013
  • APA Division 45 2010 A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert Distinguished Student Service Award, 2010
  • Champaign Area Psychological Association’s Arnie Miller Achievement Award, 2008
  • APA Division 35 Section 1: Psychology of Black Women Graduate Student Research Award, 2007
  • APA Minority Fellowship Program’s Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Award, 2004-2007

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