Stephanie Hargrove is a 5th year clinical psychology doctoral student in the lab for Community REACH at George Mason University. She is an alumna of Howard University and has lived in the DC area for nearly 10 years. She is currently re-locating to Durham to begin full-time clinical training at Duke University Medical Center for the final year of her PhD program. Stephanie has a passion for advocacy and community service. She has served as an advocate in domestic violence shelters, as a rape crisis hotline counselor, and on the community service committee of the Greater Washington Urban League’s young professional chapter.
Her research interests are focused on community-based interventions for racially minoritized groups, program evaluations of services for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), and Black woman-centered wellness. Her clinical interests are to help marginalized populations heal and ultimately thrive using justice-based practices informed by empirical evidence. She hopes to utilize her research to inform her clinical work, develop interventions, and influence policy. Personally, and professionally, she works to achieve the mission of the Association of Black Psychologists: “liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character, and enlivenment and illumination of the African Spirit.”