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  Elom A. Amuzu, Ph.D.   Psychology Resident                 CPANCF  STAFF PAGE
under supervision of Ernest J. Bordini, Ph.D.

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Ph.D., Counseling Psychology,  

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Dissertation Topic:  Fast-Tailed Girls: A qualitative analysis of African American women’s early gender and sex-related socialization experience


- 2018

Psychology Intern: 

University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

Trauma Specializatiom




 M.A. Counseling Psychology,

 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

 Thesis: Agency and power in the lives of African American women: The role of personal beliefs of justice in the discrimination – personal control link


B.A., Psychology,

Minor, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL









Elom Amuzu, Ph.D. joins Clinical Psychology Associates of North Central Florida as a psychology resident under the supervision of Dr. Bordini. She obtained her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University. Dr. Amuzu completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of Oregon’s counseling center with a specialization in trauma treatments.

Dr. Amuzu’s professional experiences have occurred in multiple settings including university counseling centers and community mental health facilities. Across these settings, she has provided individual and group counseling services for clients with a wide range of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, adjustment/transitions, relationship concerns, cultural and identity development, grief/loss, and coping with traumatic life events.

Her scholarly interests are directed toward exploring links between mental health and societal issues such as racism and sexism. She has presented her academic research at various national professional conferences including the American Psychological Association and the Association of Women in Psychology. Topics include costs and benefits of addressing microaggressions, women’s resistance strategies for sexual objectification, and women’s body image.

She has served as an instructor for:

Psychology of the African American Experience

Psychology of Women

Psychological Tests & Measurements

Other professional development and training include:

Safe Zone LGBTQ+ Ally Training

Crisis Intervention & Advocacy with Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence

Dr. Amuzu has served in various graduate student leadership positions in APA Div. 17 Society of Counseling Psychology, APA Div. 35 Society for the Psychology of Women, and the SIUC Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Department executive board.


Greer, T.M., Brondolo, E., & Amuzu, E. (2018). Cognitive Behavioral Models, Measures, and Treatments for Stress in African Americans. In Chang, Downey, Hirsch, & Yu (Eds.). Cognitive-Behavioral Models, Measures, and Treatments for Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in Ethnic Racial Minorities. APA Book Series.

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