Meet Our Graduate Students

The Child and Family Study Group is currently home to 5 hard working graduate students. We thank you for your interest in our group.

 

Lilia Mucka M.A.

Lilia Mucka graduated from Wayne State University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology in 2010. Lilia is in the Clinical Psychology PhD program, and she completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology in 2013. She is particularly interested in working with children and adolescents and understanding motivation in families. She also loves traveling and reading.

Patty Richardson M.A.

Patty is a graduate student pursuing her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Wayne State University. She graduated with honors from the University of Michigan with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She recieved her Master's Degree from Wayne State with her thesis entitled "Psychological health and wellbeing in urban youth: The protective nature of attachment relationships." Patty has worked with children and families in inpatient, group intervention, and childcare settings. Her clinical and research interests focus on supporting positive family relationships among at-risk youth.

Kelsey Sala-Hamrick M.A.

Kelsey is currently a doctoral student Clinical Psychology at Wayne State University with a focus in Developmental Psychology and Statistics.  She graduated from the University of Michigan in 2013 with a Bachelors of Science in Biology and Psychology. She recieved her Master's Degree from Wayne State with her thesis entitled "Stress Exposure, Secure Base Scriptedness, Psychosocial Need Satisfaction and Behavioral Problems among At-Risk Urban Adolescents."  Kelsey has worked with children, families, and young woman in outpatient, group intervention, and community settings. She is interested in working with children, families, and young woman to promote wellbeing in the face of traumatic and stressful life events. Her research and clinical interests focus on taking a holistic view of at-risk individuals and families while considering psychological, social, biological, and cultural influences on positive mental health outcomes. Kelsey enjoys nature, novels, black coffee, and spending time with her family and family.


 

Daisy Tsang, B.A.

Shawna Tanner, M.A.

 

 

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