Ebony Iheanacho-Dike - Fellows Society

Ebony Iheanacho-Dike

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HOMETOWN: Louisiana

PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship Program

EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Marriage & Family Therapy

Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

Fall 2018 (Expected)

Master of Science, Marriage & Family Therapy

Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA

August 2014

Bachelor of Science, Child & Family

Areas of Focus: Immigrant Families; Parent-Child Relationship; Child Education; Child Well-being

Health Disparities in Minority and Underserved Populations

I am a fourth-year doctoral candidate in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Florida State University (FSU). Previously, I have worked as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapy Intern with the Center for Couple and Family Therapy (CCFT) clinic at FSU where I provided individual, couple, and family therapy services to the surrounding community. My work at the CCFT has given me the opportunity to facilitate change with various clinical issues such as depression, substance abuse, secondary-PTSD, domestic violence, anxiety, sexual abuse, grief and loss, self-identity issues, addictions and chronic illness. I also worked with Better Living Solutions to provide intensive outpatient services to clients managing eating disorders, anxiety, depression, addictions, and many other co-occurring disorders related to their mental well-being.

Currently, I am interested in conducting research on immigrant families, parent-child dynamics, child well-being and health disparities in minority and underserved populations. Throughout my career as a researcher and clinician, I hope to contribute valuable research on how to improve culturally aware mental health services to diverse populations as well as provide effective treatment and prevention methods in my clinical work.  

Being a part of the Fellows Society allowed me as a graduate student to feel more connected to FSU and the opportunity to appreciate all the wonderful work my faculty and peers were engaged in.

When Ebony is not conducting research, or engaging in clinical work she enjoys going home to Louisiana to spend time with her family, swimming, gardening, trying new recipes, traveling with her husband, and listening to music.

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