PHS welcomes the newest additions to our team: Sheena Hoffman, Angela Lewis-Dmello, Eric Sprankle, and Yoonhee Sung.
Sheena Hoffmann, PsyD, received her MA and PsyD in clinical psychology from Illinois School of Professional Psychology. Her primary clinical interests include feminist and interpersonal theory; PTSD and dually diagnosed substance use; persistent and severe mental illness; individual, group, and couples therapy; sexual assault; domestic violence; and LGBT concerns. Hoffman's research interests include transgenderism, gender expression, sexual identity development, sexual education, and HIV/AIDS. In addition to her work at the Cook County Department of Corrections, Hoffman has worked in community mental health settings and college counseling centers.
Angela Lewis-Dmello is a research assistant for the Roots of Sexual Abuse study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She received a BA in Global Studies from the University of Minnesota and is currently pursuing a Master of Social Work degree. She works with the Domestic Abuse Project as a Men's and Youth Therapist and facilitates group therapy for adult male offenders as well as individual therapy with adolescent offenders and children who have witnessed domestic violence. Lewis-Dmello has experience with immigrant women's advocacy, human rights research, transitional justice, and teaching English Language Learners through her work with SEWA - Asian Indian Family Wellness, The Advocates for Human Rights, and CLUES.
Eric Sprankle, PsyD, received his MA and PsyD in clinical psychology from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. His primary clinical interests include male and female sexual dysfunction, relationship therapy, sexuality and illness, and compulsive sexual behavior. His research activities have included examining the effects of sexually explicit content in the media and he recently had an article published in the Journal of Media Psychology. Sprankle is an active member in the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT) and the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR).
Yoonhee Sung, MA, is a research assistant for at the Roots of Sexual Abuse study. She earned her bachelor degree in consumer studies and a MA in educational counseling at Seoul National University, South Korea. She is currently a doctoral candidate in the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests includes psychotherapy outcome and process, group psychotherapy, clinical supervision, and master therapists.
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