Charisse is a second year student in the Doctor of Psychology program. She is originally from southern Connecticut and has been in Western Massachusetts since 2013. Prior to beginning graduate school, she worked in community mental health as a Mental Health Recovery Counselor. She works closely with Springfield Public Schools, and facilitates grief and loss counseling groups with children and families in the community. She is a representative of the APA Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women and her clinical work primarily draws from humanistic theory, cognitive behavioral theory, and liberation psychology. In the PsyD program, she is a student member of the Trauma and Prevention Lab, and has conducted primary research on ethnic group attachment, emotion regulation, ambivalent sexism, cultural values, and identity. Outside of school, she spends most of her time fishing all over the state.
“If the structure does not permit dialogue the structure must be changed”
― Paulo Freire