Saturday Plenary Speakers

Katherine (Katie) Bogen is a student in the Clinical Psychology Training Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She is affiliated with the Trauma, Violence, and Abuse (TVA) Lab (PI: D. DiLillo) and the Women, Immunity, and Sexual Health (WISH) Lab (PI: T. Lorenz). Katie works at the intersections of violence prevention and human sexuality research, and is interested in the development, facilitation, and robust evaluation of intervention programs designed to assuage posttraumatic sexual symptoms. Her broad career goal is to support sexual trauma survivors in living joyful, consensual, and fully-embodied sexual lives.
Katrina Rbeiz is a Clinical Psychology PhD student at Vanderbilt University. Her research interests broadly include addressing disparities in the measurement and diagnosis of schizophrenia spectrum disorders in people of different ethnic and racial backgrounds. She hopes to a) identify risk (e.g. trauma) and resilience (e.g. ethnic identity) factors for ethnically diverse populations with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, particularly for Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) populations and b) treat the attenuated symptoms of psychosis through developing culturally valid assessments and interventions. Her goal is to further explore ethnic identity, resilience, and psychosocial factors of MENA populations.
Kenedy Ramos (They/She) is a first-generation, genderqueer, queer, neurodivergent, Indigenous and white individual obtaining their Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) with a Multicultural Emphasis at the California School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) on Kumeyaay land. Their clinical practice has foundations in Black Radical Feminist, Abolitionist, and Queer theory. They are devoted to working with those who have experienced, endured, and survived varied manifestations and instances of individualized, relational, institutional, and systemic oppression – with particular attention paid to Black, Indigenous, and other people of color, LBGTQIA2S+ and gender expansive, and neurodivergent communities – in therapeutic and assessment settings.
Millicent Cahoon (she/hers) is a second-year doctoral student at the University of Louisville in the Counseling Psychology program. Millicent’s research interests focus on race, social status, and its implications on mental health outcomes. Millicent’s current work has evolved towards recapturing indigenous mental health interventions through relationship-building and healing in a community context. Millicent is the founder and director of the nonprofit, Therapists for Protester Wellness (T4PW). T4PW was created during the 2020 Black Lives Matter movement and has worked with over 100 mental health professionals within multiple disciplines to cultivate a space of community healing for protesters and community members during and after the times of social justice actions.
Rachel L. Dyer, M.S. is a Ph.D. student in Counseling Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Focusing on emotional and psychological wellbeing, she examines and intervenes on how dominant sociocultural narratives impact our pregnancy and family-building desires, decisions, and experiences. In particular, Rachel is a known expert at the overlap of mental health and abortion. As the current Board Chair for Exhale Pro-Voice, she has empowered and trained psychotherapists, abortion providers, and peer counselors to support the emotional wellbeing of people after their abortions. Rachel’s work has appeared in podcasts, popular press publications, academic articles, and a Brooklyn art gallery.