Clinical Psychology Graduate Student Elected Representative of Trauma Psychology Organization

Christin Mujica
University of Arkansas

Christin Mujica

Christin Mujica, a rising fourth-year student in the clinical psychology doctoral program, has just been elected student representative of the American Psychological Association's Division 56: Trauma Psychology.

This national organization "provides a forum for scientific research, professional and publication education, and the exchange of collegial support for professional activities related to traumatic stress."

As a student representative, Christin will be part of the Division 56 executive committee — a group of individuals passionate about disseminating the most up-to-date information on trauma psychology.

"Getting involved with the division provides me with an opportunity to not only stay up-to-date with research and clinical work regarding trauma, but also is a way to ensure that the voices of minoritized populations are always present," Mujica said. She noted she would like to encourage research into racial and systemic contributors to trauma and increase the representation of Black, Indigenous and other people of color in the division.

In addition to being elected student representative, Mujica was recently awarded a research grant by Division 56. This Cultivating Healing, Advocacy, Nonviolence, Growth, and Equity (CHANGE) grant is focused on preventing burnout and improving the well-being of social justice advocates at predominantly white colleges and universities.


Ana Julia Bridges, professor
Department of Psychological Science


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