Lina is a fourth-year undergraduate and first-year MA psychology student in the BA/MA dual degree program for psychology with a concentration in substance abuse counselling. She hopes to fulfill her dream of treating substance abuse disorders through a harm reduction oriented scope and integrating a trauma-centered lens through research. Lina has maintained her status as Dean's List recipient and awardee throughout her educational career, and is very excited to be part of the lab.
Sarah is a fourth year undergraduate student studying psychology and dance at The New School. She is interested in mind to body and body to mind processing in people with trauma exposure. Sarah teaches trauma sensitive yoga to female survivors of domestic and sexual assault, where she combines her knowledge of physiology from her dance and yoga background with her study of psychology and trauma. In addition to working with adults, Sarah teaches developmental movement to infants 3 weeks to 3 years old. Sarah brings a deep interest in innate movement patterns and spinal development to her study of the psychophysiology of trauma.
Jacqueline is primarily interested in the way complex trauma manifests in somatic symptoms, and ways in which interoceptive awareness can mitigate the effect. In addition, she is also interested in how culture can affect trauma symptom presentation. Her past experience include working as a research assistant at the Brain Injury Research Center and the Spinal Cord Injury Center at Mount Sinai.
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Noga is a first-year MA student at The New School. She has a background in social work, working with families wherein one child or more have developmental disorders, as well as with families in harsh divorce/custody disputes. Noga's main research interest is suicide bereavement. More specifically, she is interested in the role dissociation plays in suicide, and in the grieving process of those who have lost a family member through suicide. She is also interested in how dissociative coping mechanisms, that are characteristic of suicide bereavement, are embodied, and how they relate to interoception, reflective functioning, autonomy connectedness and early attachment experiences. In her free time, Noga enjoys travelling, cooking and reading.