Council Representative 4

Bryana French: 2019-2021

Bryana H. French, earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas and a licensed psychologist. Her research has explored the psychological and sexual health correlates and impacts of adolescent sexual coercion and sexual scripting, using a Black feminist framework. She has published in journals such as The Counseling Psychologist, Violence Against Women, Psychology of Men & Masculinities, Journal of African American Studies, and Journal of Interpersonal Violence and her research on men’s sexual victimization has been featured in several news outlets including Time, US News, and Huffington Post. Dr. French’s training interests focus on multicultural counseling development and social justice pedagogy. She has a coauthored chapter in Teaching Race: How to Help Students Unmask and Challenge Racism, edited by Stephen Brookfield and provides multicultural consultation to various institutions. She has held multiple leadership roles in the American Psychological Association’s divisions 17, 45, and 51.  Dr. French’s work has been recognized throughout her career, including her past fellowship with the APA Minority Fellowship Program.