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Dorothy Watkins

PhD Student

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School of Social Work
1010 W. Nevada St.
Urbana, IL 61801
Office: 2014 Station #22


Dora earned her MSW and BSW from Wayne State University.


Through her unique experiences as a multiple minority member (i.e., African American first-generation college graduate and Army veteran), Dora is interested in the feasibility of behavioral health programs and interventions for marginalized people, race-based statistical gaps, cultural competence of non-minority clinicians, social determinants of mental illness, and structural and cultural barriers to utilization among racial and ethnic minorities. Dora has clinical experience having worked as an outpatient therapist in a community based behavioral health clinic. She utilizes a strengths-based approach and specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-informed cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness.

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