Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri, Core Faculty, Chair of Clinical Psychology Program
Before stepping into the role of Program Chair, Dr. Yakushko has served in the role of Research Coordinator for Track B and Cross-Cultural Research Coordinator for the Ph.D. Clinical Program. She has clinical and research expertise in immigration, human trafficking, career development, and gender issues. In addition, she has written on indigenous healing practices, multicultural counseling approaches, and qualitative cross-cultural research methods. Dr. Yakushko has published over 40 peer reviewed articles, book chapters, and book reviews. She has received several awards for her scholarly work and activism including an APA Presidential Citation (2008) and the Oliva Espin Social Justice Award (2008). In addition to her scholarly and teaching work, she is active in American Psychological Association governance as a member of the APA Committee on Early Career Professionals.
Yakushko,O., & Consoli, M. L. M. (2014). Politics and Research of Immigration:Implications for Counseling and Psychological Scholarship and Action. Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology, 6(1), 98.
Yakushko,O., & Rajan, I. (2014). Clinical Application with Refugees. In Sue, D. W.,Gallardo, M. E., & Neville, H. A. Case studies in multiculturalcounseling and therapy (141-155). New Jersey: Wiley.
Yakushko, O.,Badiee, M., Warrior, A., &Wang, S. (2013).In Norsworthy, K. L., & InKaschak, E. Global border crossings: Feminist activists and peace workerscollaborating across cultures (69-82). New York: Routledge.