Oksana Yakushko

Oksana Yakushko

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • M.Ed., Counseling Psychology, University of Kentucky

Licenses

  • Licensed Psychologist, CA

Dr. Yakushko's training and interests span depth psychology, women and gender studies, and psychology. Her clinical and research interests focus on immigration, human trafficking, diversity, and gender issues. In addition, she has written on indigenous healing practices, women's spirituality, multicultural counseling approaches, and qualitative cross-cultural research methods. Dr. Yakushko has published over 50 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and book reviews. She has received several awards for her scholarly work and activism including an APA Presidential Citations (2008), (2011) and the Oliva Espin Social Justice Award (2008). In addition to her scholarly work, she has been active in the American Psychological Association and local initiatives focused on health and spirituality. Her goal as a chair is to nurture both the students and the clinical programs toward a soulful engagement with issues of today's world, inside and outside the classroom. In December 2016, she published this article: Yakushko, O., Hoffman, L., Morgan Consoli, M. L., & Lee, G. (2016). On methods, methodologies, and continued colonization of knowledge in the study of 'ethnic minorities': Comment on Hall et al. (2016). American Psychologist, 71(9), 890-891. doi:10.1037/amp0000060. Blog posts by her include: -Xenophobia, the growing international prejudice toward immigrants -The Legacy of John B. Watson: On Voodoism and The Unexamined Influence of the Father of Behaviorism on American Psychology