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Southeast Regional Vice-President Bio

Darren Bernal, PhD
University of West Florida

Darren Bernal, PhD, teaches at the University of North Carolina Asheville. He was previously an assistant professor of psychology at the University of West Florida, where he served as Psi Chi coadvisor for four years. He graduated with a PhD in counselling psychology from the University of Miami in 2014. His research focuses on the role of socioeconomic status in mental health disparities, mindfulness and performance, and psychological well-being. He serves on APA’s Committee for Socioeconomic Status and the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues membership committee. His work with Psi Chi focuses on expanding membership, fostering student research, and promoting the impact of the Chapter on campus and the community. Under his guidance, his Chapter at the University of North Carolina Asheville has become reenergized. The Chapter has increased active membership, and will be hosting two large events to benefit the community. Additionally, the Chapter has begun sending members to present research at scientific conferences. Dr. Bernal teaches study abroad courses on mindfulness, sexuality, and well-being.

Psi Chi Central Office
651 East 4th Street, Suite 600
Chattanooga, TN 37403

Phone: 423.756.2044 | Fax: 423.265.1529


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