Haley Church, B.S.

Second Year Graduate Student

Email: hchurch2@huskers.unl.edu

Haley is a second year graduate student in the Clinical Psychology Training Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Broadly, Haley’s research interests involve understanding factors such as dissociation and emotion dysregulation that mediate the relationship between trauma exposure and negative mental health outcomes. Additionally, she is interested in examining barriers to help-seeking following trauma exposure and reducing mental health disparities among survivors.

Haley received her B.S. in Psychology from the University of California-San Diego in 2017. After graduating, she worked as a research coordinator for the University of Chicago in a Cognition-Emotion Neuroscience lab studying psychosis markers. During this time she also studied the relationship between childhood trauma and delusions, as well as joined the advocacy committee for the Trauma Interest Work Group at the university.

Selected Presentations:

Church, H., Kumar, Kumar, S. A., Messman, T. L., Gratz, K. L., & DiLillo, D. (2021, November). The role of dissociation on the association between sexual victimization and emotion dysregulation. Poster to be presented at the 55th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New Orleans, LA.

Kumar, S. A., Church, H., Messman-Moore, T., Gratz, K., & DiLillo, D. (2020, November). Mindfulness promotes resilience among childhood sexual abuse survivors: Emotion dysregulation, depression, and anxiety. Poster presented at the 54th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Child Maltreatment & Interpersonal Violence SIG, Philadelphia, PA.

Church, H., Gershon, E., Keshavan, M., Pearlson, G., Clementz, B., Tamminga, C., Keedy, S. (2019). Childhood trauma and lifetime experiences of delusions. Poster session presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry (SOBP), Chicago, IL.


Church, H., Seewald, P., Clark, J., Jak, A., Twamley, E. (2017). Predictors of work outcomes following  supported employment in veterans with a history of traumatic brain injury. Neurorehabilitation, 44(3), 333-339.