Cerynn Desjarlais, Ph.D., Counseling Psychology
Program Director for Online Graduate Counseling Programs and Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Cerynn Desjarlais is the program director for online graduate counseling programs and a clinical assistant professor at the University of North Dakota. She completed her Master of Arts in Counseling and Ph.D., Counseling Psychology at UND and is committed to working with colleagues to promote education that emphasizes diversity, inclusion and equity of access to counseling services at her alma mater.
Desjarlais is a member of the Society of Indigenous Psychologists, where she serves as the SIP Newsletter co-editor. She is also a member the American Psychological Association and several APA divisions focused specifically on women, culture, ethnicity, race and the study of peace, conflict and violence.
Research and Scholarly Interests
- Indigenous student success
- Indigenous spiritual microaggressions
- Missing and murdered Indigenous women
- Multicultural psychology
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Existential therapy
- Multicultural feminist therapy
- Person-centered therapy
- Emotion-focused therapy