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Danelle Stevens-Watkins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology
235 Dickey Hall
(859) 257-7889

Dr. Stevens-Watkins received her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kentucky in 2008 and her Master’s in Clinical Psychology in 2004 from Spalding University. She completed an APA accredited internship in the residential drug abuse treatment program at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington in 2007. Broadly, her research focuses on health disparities and barriers to service utilization among African American populations. She has over a decade of consecutive funding from NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) as PI or Co-I. Her projects have focused on criminality, drug use, and HIV risk among African American women. She completed an NIH (K08) Mentored Career Development Award with a research emphasis on the dynamic interaction between anxiety, depression, drug abuse, and HIV risk behaviors among African American male prisoners. She currently has two NIH R01 awards pending-detailed on the CV.

Dr. Stevens-Watkins teaches Practicum, Counseling Techniques, Multicultural Psychology, Psychopathology, and Substance Abuse Counseling. She is a Licensed Psychologist in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and her theoretical orientation is an integration of rational emotive behavioral therapy and interpersonal process therapy. She is a member of the Graduate Faculty.

Vita (PDF)

Research categories: Diversity in Education, Substance Abuse, Anxiety & Depression, Mental Health, Counseling Psychology