Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Los Angeles Campus

Coordinator, (MCCP) Emphasis Area

Assistant Professor

Alliant International University Los Angeles
1000 South Fremont Ave, unit #5
Alhambra CA 91803

626-270-3375

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Research Interests: Principle Investigator, The Wellness and Resilience Research Lab. Research Agenda:To promote wellness and fostering resilience in underserved and underrepresented communities, both domestic and global, to enhance mental health practices

Symposium Presentation: "Learning blind folded: Experiential diversity training." Presented at 120th American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orland Florida. August 2-5. 2013 ( Fu, Houston-Armstrong, Jackson, Carter & Daniels.

Bharmal, N., Kennedy, D., Brown, A., Jones, L., Lee-Johnson, C., Houston, T., et.al (2012). Through Our Eyes: Photovoice Project Exploring Young Black Men's Perspective on Environmental Factors Affecting a Safe, Healthy Transition to Manhood.

Abernethy, A.D., Magat, M.M., Houston, T. R., Bjorck, J.P., Gorsuch, R.L., & Arnold, H. (2009). Religiousness and Prostate Cancer Screening in African American Men. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 27 (3). 310-326

Abernethy, A. D., Houston, T. R., Mimms, T., & Boyd-Franklin, N. (2006) Using prayer as a metaphor in psychotherapy: Applying Sue's differential to enhance culturally competent care. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 12(1), 101-114.

Abernethy, A.D., Houston, T.R., Magat,M.M., Arnold, H., Gorsuch, R.L., Bjorck, J.P. (2005) Recruiting African American men in cancer screening studies: Applying prevention and culturally-based models. Health Education and Behavior, 32(4), 441-451.

Houston, T.R. (2002) Moving towards a liberation Psychology: Community violence and African American Boys.[Abstract]. The Annual American Academy of Religion, Toronto, Canada.

Magat, M.M., Abernethy, S.D., Otis, K., Houston, T., & Arnold, H. (2002). Fatalism among African-American men: effects on prostate cancer screening. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 24 (Suppl). S168.

Abernethy, A.D., Magat, M.M., Otis, K., Houston, T., & Arnold, H. (2002). Intrinsic religiousness and prostate cancer screening receptivity in African -American Men. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 24 (Suppl), S174.

Abernethy, A.D., Otis, K., Houston, T., Magat, MM., & Arnold, H. (2002). Building partnerships with churches to increase prostate cancer control. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 24 (Suppl), S226.

Paper Presentation: "Experiential learning for Social Justice Education." Presented at the 93rd Annual Southwestern social Science Association, New Orleans, LA. March 2013. ( Houston-Armstrong, Kademian, and Gonzalez ).

Paper Accepted: "Work-Life Balance and African American Women." The 93rd Annual Southwestern social Science Association, New Orleans, LA. March 2013 ( President, Houston-Armstrong, Nuguyen, & Hawkins).

Symposium Presentation: "Becoming a Global Psychologist--Processing International Training Experiences" Presented at 120th American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Orland Florida. August 2-5. (Burke, Houston-Armstrong, Lehman, Gartler and J. Platt).

Paper Presentation: "Strategies to reduce compassion fatigue, burn out & vicarious trauma among early childhood educators. The annual California Head Start Association Conference, San Diego, CA. February 2013. (Houston-Armstrong, Bowens, Gonzalez & Lawson).

Paper Presentation "African Americans in Academia: Tales from the Frontline." The Association of Black Psychologist Annual Convention. Los Angeles, CA. July 2012. (Holmes, Edmonds-Biglow & Houston-Armstrong).

Panel Presentation: "Ending Child Abuse: CAST (child Advocacy Studies Training)." Presented at IVAT Training Conference, Oahu, HI. April 2012 ( Stien-Stover, B. & T. Houston-Armstrong).

Paper Presentation " Professional African American Women and Work -Life Balance Strategies." The Association of Black Psychologist Annual Convention. Los Angeles, July 2012. (Houston-Armstrong, Nguyen, President, Hawkins, & Hendrix).

Poster Presentation: "Strategies to reduce vicarious trauma for Mental health Professionals." Presented at 17th Annual Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma Conference, San Diego, CA. September 2012 (Hawkins, Houston-Armstrong, President, Vivrette & Hendrix).

Paper Presentation: "Addressing the mental health needs of children aged 0-5 in foster care." Presented at the 92nd Annual Southwestern social Science Association, San Diego, CA. April 212 (Falcon, C; Magalhaes, C. & T. Houston-Armstrong)

Poster Presentation: "Attitudes Toward Seeking Psychological Help Amongst People of African Descent in the United States." Presented at the 43rd Annual International Association of Black Psychologist Convention. Crystal City, VA. July 2011 (Marshall-Davis, R., Houston-Armstrong, T., Sly, J., Carmack, C., & B. Davis).

Panel Presentation: "Reducing Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Burnout through Competency Based Clinical Supervision." Presented at 16th Annual Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma Conference, San Diego, CA. September 2011 (Houston-Armstrong, T., Edmonds-Biglow, K., Holmes, E., Sumner, L.)

Poster Presentation: "CAST (Child Advocacy Studies Training) Program Information and Insightful Uses." Presented at 16th Annual Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma Conference, San Diego, CA. September 2011 ( Stein-Stover, B., Olson, J., & Houston-Armstrong, T. )

Poster Presentation: "Evidence Based Practices and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation." Presented at the Training Institute at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. July 2010 (Houston, Brandon, Velez-Rivera).

Workshop: " Effectively Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom." California Head Start Association 5th Annual Health Institute. Burbank, CA. April 2010. (Houston, T.)

Workshop: "The Proactive Teacher: how to handle challenging behaviors." California Head Start Association Annual Education Conference. Long Beach, CA. February 2010 ( Houston,T., Brandon, A., Velez-Rivera, P.)

Workshop: "Early Childhood Mental Health." Workshop presented at the IVAT Training Conference, Oahu, HI. March 2010 (Houston).

Workshop: "Vicarious Trauma and the Care Provider: the cost for caring." Workshop presented at the 14th Annual ICAN (Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse) NEXUS Training Conference, Universal City, CA. October 2009 (Houston, Ross, Pascuzzi).

Workshop: "Cultural considerations when using PCIT with African American Families." Workshop presented at UC Davis Post-Conference PCIT Institute, Davis, CA. September 2009 (Houston, Song, Murrle, Ton)

Paper: "Ethnicity, Community Violence Exposure, and PTSD Symptoms in Inner-city Boys." Paper presented at the 9th Annual Black Graduate Conference in Psychology, Washington, DC, hosted by Howard University, July 12, 2003(Houston, T.)

Academic History and Background

BA. Theater, University of California at Los Angeles, 1997

Ed.M Human Development & Psychology, Harvard Graduate School of Education,, 1998

MA. Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2002

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2006

Licensed Clinical Psychologist - State of California, License No. 23406

Fuller Graduate School of Psychology Minority Scholarship

Endowed Chair Scholarship Fund at Fuller Seminary

Honorable Mention Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship

Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society

Professional Practice and Community Service

Oversees Wellness and Resiliency Lab and Resource Center, International Women's Day, Denim Day & Sexual Assault Awareness, Wellness & Social Justice Advisor

Wellness & Social Justice Advisor