STUDENT CIRCLE CHAIR
Angela Haeny is a native of Minnesota and attended undergrad at the University of Minnesota. She enjoys spending time with friends and family, shopping, watching shows, traveling, working out, and trying new foods. Most importantly, she has small dog named Drake who she adores.
At present, Angi is a Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Missouri (MU). She received a National Research Service Award (NRSA) through the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) to study of methods of integrating data in alcohol research. Her dissertation further investigates the relation between family history of alcoholism and impulsivity. Broadly, her research has involved studying alcoholism in families. However, Angi has been pursuing training in health disparities research in order to study substance use trends in racial/ethnic minoritized groups.
In terms of clinical work, Angi has been trained within a cognitive behavioral theoretical orientation. She values the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills and using a Motivational Interviewing (MI) style. She has experience with evidence-based assessment, individual therapy, and group therapy. Recently, Angi co-developed a group on MU's campus focused on healing from racial trauma. The goal of the group is to provide a space for people of color to process experiences of race-related stress and trauma and share methods of coping.
Angi has also served in many leadership positions. In 2013-14, she was the Midwest Graduate Regional Representative for the ABPsi Student Circle. She served as the President of the Association of Black Graduate and Professional Students (ABGPS) from 2013-2016, during which she worked with the ABGPS board to create an annual networking mixer for graduate students and faculty of color, coordinated annual Black History Month events, brought Dr. Joe White to MU to consult with administrators and departments on recruiting and retaining students and faculty of color, and fundraised over $13,000 in 2015-16 year alone to cover programming including the installation of a historical marker in the community in memory of James T. Scott, a Black man who was lynched in 1923. In 2016, ABGPS received the Most Outstanding Small Organization Award for their excellence in leadership, multiculturalism, and involvement at MU. Angi has also served on a variety of committees at MU over the years. This year, she is enthusiastic about serving with the 2016-17 ABPsi Student Circle Board to provide resources and programming for students interested in Black Psychology.