2022 OPA Conference Virtual Student Poster Session

Exposure Therapy Principles for Xenophobia: An Exploratory Study of "White Fragility"

Pacific University

Nicole Trammel is a 5th year clinical psychology graduate student at Pacific University's School of Graduate Psychology. She is currently completing her internship at Lifestance where she provides therapy services and participates as a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Team. Her clinical and research interests are in understanding and depathologizing human behavior and emotions to create an environment and community that support empathy and healing across systems.



Dr. Bergstrom is Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in tailoring scientific and research-based treatments. He works with individuals, couples and groups for a variety of issues, with expertise in anxiety disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), families and couples addressing relationship challenges, substance abuse, as well as gifted and talented populations. Dr. Bergstrom actively publishes and presents research at national and international conferences, as well as providing organizational consulting services, to optimize both individual and organizational wellness and effectiveness.


Tamara Tasker earned her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University. She completed a clinical internship and post-doctoral residency at Duquesne University Counseling Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is currently an associate professor in the PsyD program at Pacific University, and serves as the Sports Psychology Consultant for the undergraduate athletics department. Her clinical research interests are in utilizing mindfulness-based interventions with collegiate athletes, and exploring the impact of marginalized identities on student athlete success in and out of collegiate sport.

Quality of Life and Perceptions of Student Functioning Among Educators Implementing Trauma-Informed Care Within Underserved, High-Needs Elementary Schools

Pacific University

Nicole Dalton, MA, is a third-year graduate student in Clinical Psychology at the School of Graduate Psychology (SGP) at Pacific University and is a member of the Child Emphasis. Her clinical interests include the evidence-based assessment and treatment of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders, and trauma-related disorders, specifically in contexts in which there may be overlap in domains of symptomatology. She is currently completing two practicum rotations, the first of which is in the Anxiety Treatment Clinic through the Child Developmental and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital and the second of which is within Hillsboro School District.


Allison Brandt, PhD, received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Central Michigan University in 2015 and completed her pre-doctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and Mattel Children’s Hospital. She specializes in pediatric health psychology and family-based treatment of anxiety and related disorders, and has expertise in PCIT, TF-CBT, and ERP.

Formerly a tenured Associate Professor in Clinical Psychology at Pacific University, Dr. Brandt has taught in a variety of clinical areas, published numerous research articles and book chapters, and regularly presents at national and international conferences. Her scholarly work focuses on improving the access and quality of mental health services for underserved youth, particularly Latinx populations.

Dr. Brandt currently serves as the Director of Youth & Family Services at the Portland Anxiety Clinic, and regularly conducts outreach and program evaluation services in the community. She is also a member of the Oregon Psychological Association’s Ethics Committee, providing education on ethical issues as well as confidential ethics consultations to psychologists across the state.

Implementation of Trauma-Informed Care in Oregon: Understanding the Training and Support Component of TIC

Pacific University

Hollie Crandell (she/her/hers) is a graduate student at Pacific University pursuing a Master of Arts in Applied Psychological Sciences. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Human Development from University of California, Davis. Her research interests include implementation science, trauma-informed approaches, and the environmental, psychological, and physiological impacts of stress and trauma. Hollie enjoys drinking coffee, buying plants, hiking, climbing, and spending time with friends and family.



A Cognitive Aging and Health Beliefs Study: Barriers to Accessing Health Care Services Among Latino/x Older Adults

Pacific University

JoAnna Sendejo, MA, is a 3rd year PsyD student at Pacific University’s School of Graduate Psychology. JoAnna grew up in South Texas in the Mexico-U.S. border region known as The Rio Grande Valley. Her primary areas of interests lie in trauma and stressor-related disorders, intergenerational trauma, and parent-child attachment. She is also passionate about providing culturally and linguistically sensitive adaptations of mental health treatments for Latinx children and families and mental health outreach to the Latinx community. Her career goals include offering empowering, preventative, and trauma and culturally informed mental health services to marginalized communities through outreach and accessible services.

Paige Reohr, M.S. is a 4th year PhD student at Pacific University studying clinical psychology. Paige grew up in the Willamette Valley where she is staying for internship with Yakima Valley Farm Worker Clinics (Woodburn and Salem, OR) under the National Psychology Internship Consortium. Paige is passionate about community wellness, community-engaged research, and working to address cognitive aging disparities.




Seferina Dale is the Community Wellness Director for Centro Cultural of Washington County. She helped develop 'Edad de Oro', serving Latino Elders by providing a space for them to share their wisdom and acquire new skills as they grow self-confidence and learn to self-advocate. Seferina's interest has always been in the health field and her goal is to provide and develop programs that will benefit our Latinx senior citizen community. 





Jessica Monje-Pérez, who uses the pronouns she/her/ella and they/them/elle, grew up in East Multnomah County and attended the David Douglas School District all 13 years of her education prior to college. As a proud Ford Scholar and first-generation college latina, Jessica graduated from Pacific University in May 2021 with a double bachelors in Spanish, and politics & government, with a minor in Latinx studies. In addition to her work with New Leadership Oregon, Jessica is in East County Rising’s Fellows Program, a youth consultant for Participatory Budgeting Oregon, and a Youth Essentials Coordinator for REAP Inc. Jessica enjoys being involved in the community and meeting new people.