Stephanie Hargrove

Stephanie Hargrove

Stephanie Hargrove

Clinical Psychology: Social justice in mental health services, violence against women and girls of color, Critical Race Theory, survivor-centered practice, program evaluation, and holistic health-based prevention and interventions.

Stephanie Hargrove is a 5th year clinical psychology doctoral student in Lauren Cattaneo's lab for Community REACH. She is an alumna of Howard University and has lived in the DC area for nearly 10 years. Stephanie has a passion for advocacy and community service. She has served as an advocate in domestic violence shelters, on the community service committee of the Greater Washington Urban League's young professional chapter, and as a rape crisis hotline counselor.

Stephanie's research interests are focused on community-based interventions for survivors of trauma, program evaluations of services for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV), and Critical Race Theory applied to the context of Black women experiencing GBV. Her clinical interests are to help marginalized populations heal from trauma, cope with personality disorders, and overcome mood and anxiety disorders. Stephanie hopes to utilize her research to inform her clinical work, develop interventions, and influence policy. Personally and professionally Stephanie works to achieve the mission of the Association of Black Psychologists: “liberation of the African Mind, empowerment of the African Character, and enlivenment and illumination of the African Spirit.”

Grants and Fellowships

May 2017- May 2020: APA Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (MHSAS) Predoctoral Fellowship (Minority Fellowship Program) Recipient


2014- Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Howard University 

2017- Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, George Mason University