Natalia Yangarber-Hicks, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor of Psychology
On Faculty since 2002

Office: BGC M219
Phone: (630)752-5756
Fax: (630)752-7033
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Education

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 2002

M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 1999

B.A. in Psychology, Anderson University, 1997

Licensure & Certifications

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, 2005

About Natalia Yangarber-Hicks

Dr. Yangarber-Hicks' current research and scholarly interests include psychoanalysis and theology, as well as motherhood, pregnancy and postpartum issues.

Personal interests include dance and travel.

Courses Taught

  • Psychoanalytic and Contemporary Psychodynamic Theory and Practice
  • Practicum Seminar

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • American Psychological Association Division 39 (Psychoanalysis)
  • Society for Exploration of Psychoanalysis and Theology (SEPPT)
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)

Publications

Articles and Papers

Yangarber-Hicks, N., & Hicks, M. (2007). Teaching psychology of Jewish-Christian dialogue in Poland:
Toward development of cross-cultural empathy. Christian Education Journal, 4, 117-125.

Yangarber-Hicks, N., et al. (2006). Invitation to the table conversation: A few diverse perspectives on integration. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 25, 338-353.

Yangarber-Hicks, N. (2005). Messianic believers: Reflections on identity of a largely misunderstood group. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 33, 127-139.

Yangarber-Hicks, N., & Hicks, M. (2005). Messianic believers: Exploratory examination of cultural identity and psychotherapy experiences. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 24, 219-232.

Yangarber-Hicks, N. (2005). Religious coping styles and recovery from serious mental illnesses. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 32, 105-117.

Yangarber-Hicks, N. (2004). Recovery model: A Christian appraisal. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 23, 31-39.

Borkin, J.R., Steffen, J.J., Ensfield, L.S., Krzton, K., Wishnick, H., Wilder, K., & Yangarber, N. (2000). Recovery Attitudes Questionnaire: Development and evaluation. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 24, 95-102.

Grasha, A. and Yangarber-Hicks, N. (2000). Integrating teaching styles and learning styles with instructional technology. College Teaching, 48, 2-10.

Borkin, J.R., Steffen, J.J., Krzton, K., Ensfield, L.S., Wishnick, H., Wilder, K., & Yangarber, N. (1996-1997).
Hamilton County Recovery Initiative: Evaluating its impact and exploring recovery. New Research in Mental Health, 13, 238-245.

Presentations

Yangarber-Hicks, N. et al. Everything that meets the eye: When the therapist’s life enters the consulting room. Presented in a roundtable panel discussion at the annual conference of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) of APA. Chicago, IL, April 2010.

Yangarber-Hicks, N., Hicks, M., and Hrinca-Diaconescu, A. Honesty and the Pursuit of the Abundant Life: Considerations from Psychoanalysis. Paper presented at the annual conference of Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Kansas City, KS, April 2010.

Yangarber-Hicks, N., Hicks, M., Bland, E., and Hamm, P. Pursuing the Abundant Life: Three Views from the Psychoanalytic Tradition. Paper presented at the annual conference of Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Kansas City, KS, April 2010.

Shabad, P., Strawn, B., Wright, R. and Yangarber-Hicks, N. Grief and imagining new possibilities: Relationally embodied hope. Moderated a panel presentation at the annual conference of Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Orlando, FL, April 2009.

Yangarber-Hicks, N., and Hicks, M. I don’t have that kind of time: Applying psychoanalytic concepts to brief treatment. Poster presented at the annual conference of Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Orlando, FL, April 2009.

Yangarber-Hicks, N. The Jewish roots of Christianity and psychology: Implications for Christian psychologists. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Valley Forge, PA, March 2007.

Yangarber-Hicks, N., & Hicks, M. Messianic Judaism 101: What Therapists and Clergy Need to Know. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Cincinnati, OH, March 2006.

Yangarber-Hicks, N., & Hicks, M. Messianic believers: Exploratory examination of cultural identity and
psychotherapy experiences. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C., August 2005.

Dominguez, A., & Yangarber-Hicks, N. Psychologists’ perceptions of ethical issues in reproductive technology. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies. Dallas, TX, March 2005.

Yangarber-Hicks, N. Intracultural psychotherapy: Case example of a Russian-speaking dyad. Poster presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association. Honolulu, HI, July 2004.

Yangarber-Hicks, N. Recovery Model: A Christian Appraisal. Paper presented at the International Conference of Christian Association for Psychological Studies. St. Petersburg, FL, March 2004.

Yangarber-Hicks, N. Religious Coping and its Implications for Recovery from Severe Mental Illness. Paper
presented at Research Results Briefing 2003. Columbus, OH, November 2003.

Yangarber-Hicks, N. & Steffen, J. Religious Coping Styles and Recovery from Serious Mental Illnesses. Paper presented at the National Conference on Mental Health Statistics. Washington, D.C., May 2001.

Yangarber-Hicks, N. & Steffen, J. Development of a Depression Self-Efficacy Scale. Poster presented at the 108th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C. August 2000.

Yangarber-Hicks, N. Religious Coping Styles and Recovery from Serious Mental Illnesses. Workshop led at the Mental Health: New Millennium Summit. Columbus, OH, June 2000.

Steffen, J.J., Krzton, K., Wishnick, H., Wilder, K., Yangarber, N., Brewer, R., & Farrell, K. Recovery Research Toolkit. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Conference of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. Alexandria, VA, Feb 1999.

Yangarber, N., Steffen, J., & Farrell, K. Consumer-Initiated Advocacy Tracking Checklist. Poster presented at the 9th Annual Conference of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. Alexandria, VA, Feb 1999.

Yangarber, N. Evaluating Consumer-Initiated Advocacy Efforts. Paper presented at the National Conference on Mental Health Statistics. Washington, D.C., May 1998.

Yangarber, N. Evaluating Consumer-Initiated Advocacy Efforts. Poster presented at the University of Cincinnati Department of Psychology Research Day. Cincinnati, OH, May 1998.

Coleman, J., Krzton, K., & Yangarber, N. Recovery Initiative of Hamilton County. Paper presented at the Mental Health Recovery Conference. Columbus, OH, May 1998.

Yangarber, N. Evaluating Consumer-Initiated Advocacy Efforts. Poster presented at the Ohio Psychological Association. Columbus, OH, April 1998.

Yangarber, N. The effects of mood, stereotype activation, and accountability on social judgment. Paper presented at Butler Undergraduate Research Conference. Butler University, Indianapolis, IN, April 1997.

 

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