Team

Meet the FAM Lab team
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Erika London Bocknek, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Bocknek is the Principal Investigator of the FAM Lab and Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at Wayne State University. She studies social emotional development in young children in the context of parenting and family relationships. Her research and clinical practice emphasize mental health and wellbeing promotion by highlighting routines, rituals, and strategies that strengthen family bonds. Dr. Bocknek currently serves as Associate Editor of the Infant Mental Health Journal.

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Lab Leadership Team

*Students are listed in order of year they enter doctoral studies

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Christina DeAngelis, MA

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Christina is a Doctoral Student in the Counseling Psychology Program at Wayne State University. She is a licensed therapist, and her research interests are related to patterns of coping and the intersections of mental health and physical health. Christina is Co-Investigator of the Detroit Family Resilience Project.

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Kimberly Stokes, M.Ed

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Kimberly is a Doctoral Student in the Counseling Psychology Program at Wayne State University and a former elementary school teacher. Kimberly's interests are related to self-care, wellness, and culturally relevant coping for Black mothers as well as racial identity development in early childhood. Kimberly is Co-Investigator of the Detroit Family Resilience Project.

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LaKenya Johnson, MA

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LaKenya is a Doctoral Student in the Counseling Psychology program at Wayne State University. She is a masters level psychologist and a yoga instructor. Her interests include the destigmatization of mental health in the Black community, providing psychoeducation to inner city youth, mindfulness and trauma informed care. LaKenya is Co-Investigator of the Detroit Family Resilience Project.

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Heather Bishop, MA

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Heather is a Doctoral Student in the Counseling Psychology Program at Wayne State University. She is a school psychologist. Her research interests are related to mental health in early childhood, trauma and protective factors that impact childhood development, and the social-emotional growth of children from urban settings. 

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Brooke Wood, MA

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Brooke is a Doctoral Student in the Counseling Psychology Program at Wayne State University. Brooke's research interests are related to mental health in early childhood and parenting processes that support development. Brooke is Co-Investigator of the Detroit Family Resilience Project.

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Addison Duane, MA

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Addison is a Doctoral Student in the Educational Psychology program at Wayne State University. As a former elementary school teacher from California, her research interests relate to trauma in schools, the trauma-informed schools movement, systemic racism, and asset-based approaches. Addison is Co-Investigator of the Detroit Family Resilience Project.

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Hajr Muhammad, MA

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Hajr is a Doctoral Student in the Wayne State University Counseling Psychology Program. She obtained a bachelor's degree in psychology from Michigan State University in 2014 and MA from WSU. Her research interests include the effects of the Superwoman Schema and colorism within Black teens and children as it relates to their psychological development.

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Tasha Turner, MA

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Tasha is a Doctoral student at Wayne State Universityand Licensed Professional Counselor. As a social scientist and clinician, Tasha's research interests include trauma-informed and resilience-building practices both individually and in community. Additionally, she is passionate about developing deeper understandings of intersectionality and wellness.