Team

Meet the Family Resilience Lab team
Erika London Bocknek, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Bocknek is the Principal Investigator of the Family Resilience Lab and Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology at Wayne State University. She studies social emotional development in young children in the context of parenting and family relationships. Her research and clinical practice emphasize resilience promotion in populations at risk as the result of poverty and trauma exposure by highlighting routines, rituals, and strategies that strengthen family bonds. Dr. Bocknek currently serves as Associate Editor of the Infant Mental Health Journal.

Lab Leadership Team

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Christina DeAngelis, MA

Lab Leadership

Christina is a Doctoral Student in the Counseling Psychology Program at Wayne State University. She is a licensed therapist, and her research interests are related to patterns of coping and the intersections of mental health and physical health. Christina is Co-Investigator of the Detroit Family Resilience Project.

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Kimberly Stokes, M.Ed

Lab Leadership

Kimberly is a Doctoral Student in the Counseling Psychology Program at Wayne State University and a former elementary school teacher. Kimberly's interests are related to self-care, wellness, and culturally relevant coping for Black mothers as well as racial identity development in early childhood. Kimberly is Co-Investigator of the Detroit Family Resilience Project.

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Brooke Wood, MA

Lab Leadership

Brooke is a Doctoral Student in the Counseling Psychology Program at Wayne State University. Brooke's research interests are related to mental health in early childhood and parenting processes that support development. Brooke is Co-Investigator of the Detroit Family Resilience Project.

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Addison Duane, MA

Lab Leadership

Addison is a Doctoral Student in the Educational Psychology program at Wayne State University. As a former elementary school teacher from California, her research interests relate to trauma in schools, the trauma-informed schools movement, social-emotional learning, and critical race theory. Addison is Co-Investigator of the Detroit Family Resilience Project.

LaKenya Hill, MA

Lab Leadership

LaKenya is a Doctoral Student in the Counseling Psychology program at Wayne State University. She is a masters level psychologist and a yoga instructor. Her interests include the destigmatization of mental health in the Black community, providing psychoeducation to inner city youth, mindfulness and trauma informed care. LaKenya is Co-Investigator of the Detroit Family Resilience Project.