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Candice N. Hargons, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
239 Dickey Hall
(859) 257-4224

Dr. Hargons (formerly Crowell) earned her PhD from the University of Georgia in 2015. She directs the RISE^2 Research Team (Relationships, Intimacy, and Sexual Enrichment | Race, Intersectionality, and Social justice Engagement), where they study sex, social justice, and leadership – all with a love ethic. Recent projects have included the Healing Racial Trauma project and studying sexual narrative of Black students. Her work has been featured in various media, including the New York Times, Huffington Post, and Therapy for Black Girls.

Dr. Hargons teaches Diagnosis/Psychopathology, Ethics, Social Justice Consultation, and Practicum. She is a licensed psychologist specializing in sex therapy and healing racial trauma. She has served as a leader in the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association of Graduate Students, the Kentucky Psychological Association, and the Society of Counseling Psychology. Dr. Hargons is an APA Minority Fellow.



Research categories: Sexual HealthSocial Justice, Racial Trauma, Qualitative Methodology, Psychophysiology