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Stress/Coping Research Area:

Cognitive and behavioral efforts to manage specific external and/or internal demands that are appraised as taxing or exceeding the resources of the person

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Emily Brown, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Emily Brown is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs. She received a BA from Wake Forest University, MA from University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and she worked as an elementary school counselor for 6 years before obtaining her PhD in Counselor Education from University of Tennessee. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor.
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Susan Kashubeck-West, Ph.D.
Chair

Susan Kashubeck-West, Ph.D., received bachelor’s degrees in psychology and women’s studies from the University of Michigan, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in counseling psychology from The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the UMSL faculty in 2001, she taught psychology at Drake University (89-93) and Texas Tech University (93-01). She is a licensed psychologist (since 1993) and her theoretical orientation integrates humanistic, cognitive-behavioral, and multicultural feminist therapies. Susan’s research interests fall under the umbrella of multicultural issues, broadly defined. Current projects are: 1) microaggression experiences of sexual minority individuals 2) body image and eating disorders, esp...
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So Rin Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. So Rin Kim is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Sciences and Professional Programs. She holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Kim is a national certified counselor and has worked as a clinical mental health counselor and career counselor both in the US and South Korea since 2012.  At UMSL, Dr. Kim teaches courses in Helping Relationship Skills, Theories of Counseling, Psychopathology and Diagnosis, and Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Her research agenda includes resilience of the underrepresented populations, neuroscience in counseling, intersectionality, and counselor educati...