Coronavirus Q&A: A Virtual Town Hall with OSU-Tulsa Experts

In May-June 2020, TulsaKids Magazine joined experts from OSU-Tulsa for a Coronavirus Q&A Facebook Live series. We covered the following topics: Mental Health and Relationships through COVID-19; Explaining Coronavirus to Kids; Body Image and Quarantine; Family Economics During COVID-19.

Watch the videos below if you missed the live streams, or just want to watch them again!

Session 1: Mental Health and Relationships Through COVID-19, with Dr. Sarah Johnson

*Please note: The video lags at the beginning, but the audio is clear throughout 

About Dr. Johnson: 

Dr. Sarah Johnson is a Clinical Assistant Professor and director of the Al Carlozzi Center for Counseling at OSU-Tulsa. She holds a doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University and is a Licensed Health Service Psychologist in Oklahoma. Her research and clinical interests include college student mental health, men and masculinities, and body image.

Session 2: Explaining Coronavirus to Kids, with Tia Claybrook and Chantelle Lott, from OSU-Tulsa’s Center for Family Resilience

About Chantelle Lott:

Chantelle Lott serves as the Prevention Coordinator for the OSU Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa. Her work as a PAX Partner allows her to work with schools to provide trauma-informed strategies in the classroom. She also is the coordinator for the United We Can Program, which focuses on college and career readiness for middle school youth. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in Teaching, Learning, & Leadership.

About Tia Claybrook: 

Tia Claybrook is a Graduate Research Associate at the OSU Center for Family Resilience at OSU-Tulsa. Her areas of expertise include child and adolescent development, trauma, education, and occupational stress. While currently working on her Ph.D. in Human Sciences at OSU, Tia studies the impacts of trauma on young people and factors that protect against trauma’s negative effects.

Session 3: “Body Image and Quarantine” with Rebecca Graham, a doctoral student and researcher in OSU’s Body Image and Disordered Eating (BIDE) Laboratory

About Rebecca Graham (Becca) M.A., Ed.M., LMHC

Becca received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Gender Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. She went on to earn her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Teacher College Columbia University, and is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of New York. She is currently a doctoral student at Oklahoma State University working towards her PhD in Counseling Psychology. She is a research assistant in Dr. Tonya Hammer’s BIDE (Body Image & Disordered Eating) Lab, where her research interests include body compassion, body acceptance, fat positivity, intersectionality, and social justice.

Session 4: Family Economics and COVID-19 with Professor Michael Morris

About Dr. Michael Morris:

Dr. Michael Morris is a clinical assistant professor of economics at OSU-Tulsa. Morris grew up in Tulsa before earning his undergraduate degree in economics and accounting at Southwestern University, and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. After working at the University of New Orleans he returned to Tulsa to work at OSU-Tulsa (and OSU Stillwater). His research interests are in family and behavioral economics as well as in econometrics. Morris has published papers looking at savings choices, debt burdens, property tax equity, education choices as well as joint work regarding children’s resilience. Morris has two kids (15 & 17) and his wife is also OSU-Tulsa faculty, working in Human Development and Family Studies.

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