Cortny Stark is an assistant professor in the College of Education’s Department of Counseling and Human Services. Her research focuses on positive identity development for transgender and gender-expansive youth. She also researches advocacy efforts and trauma treatment models for special populations, including the LGBTQ+ community. Stark received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico.
Stark is also a clinician at the Trauma Treatment Center and Research Facility. She is trained in eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, a form of psychotherapy designed to alleviate distress caused by traumatic experiences and memories. Her clinical practice is grounded in wellness practices that emphasize trauma-informed care.
Stark sat down to discuss her work with young people learning how to navigate the world and how research can promote positive social change.
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