Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
My name is Gerald Shorty and I am Dine’ from the Navajo Nation from Shiprock, NM. I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University. My previous research has focused on academic persistence among Native American College students (“Factors related to Academic Stress and Academic Persistence Decisions Among Dine’ College Students” and “Academic Stress of Native American Undergraduates: The role of Ethnic Identity, Cultural Congruity, and Self-Beliefs”). My theoretical background consists of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I am passionate about working with first generational students. I specialized in working with students who experience depression, anxiety, academic adjustment, and romantic relationship concerns. I like to travel, hike, fish, camp, and bike.