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Behavioral Sciences Division

Dr. Stephanie Hoover Professor of Psychology

Stephanie Hoover, Ph.D.

Office: Todd 331
Phone: (503) 838-8512
Fax: (503)838-8618
E-mail address: hooverst@wou.edu

 

                                                    

 

Education

 

Ph.D.   Counseling Psychology (APA-accredited), University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Dissertation: Mental health counselor trainees’ social justice identity development due to social justice-oriented practicum training: Possibilities for change in self and the world.

 

M.S.     Educational Psychology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

Thesis: Women’s experience of participating in an interview-based study on sexual assault disclosures.

 

B.A.      Spanish & Sociology/Anthropology, Denison University, Granville, OH

Thesis: I want you to know: The disclosure of unwanted sexual experiences.

 

 

Professional Experience

 

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychological Sciences, Western Oregon University, 2013-present

 

Instructor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Utah, 2008-2012

 

Doctoral Intern, APA-accredited Internship: Counseling and Psychological Services, Univ. of Central FL, Orlando, FL, 2012-2013

 

Practicum Counselor, 2009-2012

                              Forensic Unit, Valley Mental Health, Salt Lake City, Utah

                              Women’s Resource Center, University of Utah

                              University Counseling Center, University of Utah

                              Validating Intervention for Diverse Adolescents, University of Utah

 

Practicum Supervisor, Department of Educational Psychology, University of Utah, 2010-2011

 

 

Research Interests

 

I am interested in multicultural psychology, which covers a diversity of topics, including counseling underserved populations, socio-cultural identity development, and social justice identity development.  I enjoy qualitative methods, mixed-methods, and interdisciplinary research. I tend to utilize participatory methods with participants, engaging in focus groups and interviews.  I anticipate future research conducting a qualitative study about group therapy process with Latino adolescents.

 

 

Presentations at Peer-reviewed Conferences

 

Hoover, S. M. (2013, February). Mental health counselor trainees’ engagement and empowerment through focus group research. Paper presented at the 5th Annual University of Central Florida Counseling Conference, Orlando, Florida.

 

Hoover, S. M. (2012, August). Trainees’ social justice development at a feminist multicultural training site. Paper presented at the 120th Annual American Psychological Association, Orlando, Florida.

 

Burrow-Sánchez, J. J., Wrona, M., Varela, A., Hoover, S. M., & Ortiz, C. (2012, August). Culturally accommodated CBT for Latino adolescents with substance use disorders. Poster presented at the 120th Annual American Psychological Association, Orlando, Florida.

 

Wrona, M., Hoover, S. M., Varela, A., Frausto, K., & Burrow-Sánchez, J. (2011, August). A clinical tool for assessing the therapeutic environment for adolescents in group treatment: The Adolescent Group Environment Scale. Poster presented at the 119th Annual American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

 

Hoover, S. M., Hagen, W., Arczynski, A., Lee, A., & Netto, J. (2011, March). From our perspectives: Experiences of feminist multicultural therapists in training. Structured discussion presented at the 36th Annual Association of Women in Psychology Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Hoover, S. M., & Morrow, S. L. (2010, March). Interviewees’ experience of participating in a research study on a sensitive topic. Paper presented at the 35th Annual Association of Women in Psychology Conference, Portland, Oregon.

 

 

Invited Presentations

 

Bratton, S. L., & Hoover, S. M. (2013, April). Pediatric organ donation: Changes, goals, and what we are learning. Lecture presented at Grand Rounds, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Hoover, S. M. (2013, January). Social justice training and trainees’ social justice identity development. Lecture presented at Professional Development Series for Continuing Education Credits, Counseling and Psychological Services, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida.

 

 

Publications

 

Hoover, S. M., & Morrow, S. L. (In revisions). Social justice-oriented practicum trainees’ development: A qualitative study.

 

Hoover, S. M., Olson, L.M., Roach, E., & Bratton, S.L. (Accepted). Parental perspectives and decision making regarding donation after circulatory determination of death.

 

Hoover, S. M., & Morrow, S. L. (In preparation). Women’s experience of participating in an interview-based study on sexual assault disclosures.

 

Cavallini, A. Q., Hoover, S. M., Spangler, D. L. (In preparation). Mindfulness based clinical interventions for eating disorders: A mixed method study on therapeutic impact. 

 

Hoover, S. M. (2013). Social justice-oriented training at the Women’s Resource Center: Implications for supervisors and training programs. Utah Association for Women in Psychology Newsletter 7, 10.

 

Hoover, S. M. (2012). Student’s corner: Enhancing psychological research on trauma through interdisciplinary collaboration. Division 56 Trauma Psychology, American Psychological Association Newsletter 7(3), 18-20.

 

Arczynski, A. V., Bartley, K. K., Hagen, W. B., Hoover, S. M., & Netto, J. (2011). From our perspectives: Experiences of the Women’s Resource Center at the AWP national conference. Association for Women in Psychology Newsletter, 13-15.

 

 

Awards & Honors

 

Steffensen Cannon Scholarship, University of Utah, 2011-2012

 

American Psychological Association, Division 17-Counseling Psychology, Section for Advancement of Women Graduate Student Research Award, 2012

 

Graduate Travel Award, University of Utah, 2010-2012

 

Womenade Edie Kochenour Scholarship, University of Utah, 2010

 

Phi Beta Kappa Society member, induction 2008

 

First Place Nan Nowak Award, Women’s Studies, Denison University, 2008

 

 

 

Contact

Behavioral Sciences Division 503-838-8344 | or e-mail: kunzel@wou.edu
Location: Todd 325

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