Author Bio

Deanna is a Clinical Psychology Doctoral Candidate at Alliant International University, Sacramento and founder of the Student Advocacy Club, a student led organization dedicated to engaging students in all levels of advocacy. Deanna’s clinical interests include trauma, serious mental illness, mood, and personality concerns. She has worked in a variety of community settings with justice-impacted, veteran, and adult populations managing serious mental illness and resource barriers. Deanna seeks to utilize psychological research to inform policy development and is currently researching factors that improve resilience and reduce burnout to better inform training and community-based programs. She hopes to bring culturally adapted services that incorporate creativity and community focused interventions for trauma impacted youth, families, and adults in under-resourced areas.

Articles by Deanna Young, MA