|Shalonda Kelly Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Clinical Core Faculty
Office: Psychology, A207
Research Interests and Clinical Work:
Prevention, assessment, and intervention pertaining to couple relationships, measurement of racial perspectives, understanding how ethnicity impacts couple and family functioning.
Instructor for the Following Courses:
Family Treatment of Childhood Disorders
Shalonda Kelly's primary research foci are couples and racial and cultural issues, which she investigates in the contexts of normal families, therapy, and substance abuse settings. She studies couples prevention, assessment, and therapy. She is involved in the understanding and measurement of racial constructs, such as Afrocentricity, racial identity, and biculturalism. Dr. Kelly seeks to understand how people of color are affected by experiences of racism and how racial and cultural perspectives affect individual, couple, and family adjustment. Dr. Kelly teaches child and family therapy and diversity courses and conducts couple and family therapy within a cognitive behavioral and systems orientation. She has a background in urban studies, and is interested in programs designed to have a positive impact on minority communities and families.