Victoria Powers

Asst. Professor of Clinical

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About Me

Dr. Victoria Powers, a licensed psychologist, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Psychological Services Center for the Department of Psychology. Her clinical work focuses on working with patients with complex trauma, anxiety, OCD, and co-occurring health and mental health conditions. Dr. Powers' research focuses on the mental health of under-served populations such as refugees, immigrants, and ethnic minorities. Dr. Powers completed her doctoral studies at Nova Southeastern University and completed her internship at the University of Michigan’s Mary A. Rackham Institute. She then completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Health Service Psychology at Jackson Memorial Hospital.


Dr. Powers is not currently accepting students. 



2018 Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Nova Southeastern University
2015 M.S. Clinical Psychology Nova Southeastern University
2013B.A. Spanish, Psychology, and Latin American Studies Ohio Wesleyan University

Professional Experience

2019 - Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Miami
2018 - 2019Postdoctoral Fellow, Jackson Memorial Hospital
2017 - 2018Psychology Intern, University of Michigan Mary A. Rackham Institute

My Research

Dr. Powers' research interests include OCD, trauma, refugee mental health, acculturation, and advocacy efforts in the field of psychology. Overall, her research goal is to shed light on, and ameliorate, the mental health of under-served populations such as immigrants, ethnic minorities, and refugees with a variety of mental health diagnoses.

Selected Publications

Bosson, R., Williams, M., Schlaudt, V.A., Carrico, R.M., Peña, A., Kotley, S….Kanter, J. (2017). Evaluating Mental Health in Cuban Refugees: The Role of the Refugee Health Screener-15. Journal of Refugee & Global Health, 1, 15-23.

Suarez-Morales, L., Mena, M., Schlaudt, V.A., & Santisteban, D.A. (2017). Trauma in Hispanic youth with psychiatric symptoms: Investigating gender and family effects. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9(3), 334-343.