The LGBT Studies program and the Center for Psychosocial Health team up to walk together in Dallas Pride, 2012!
Dr. Vosvick and a number of center members pose together after finishing the 2012 Pride Parade!
A few of the ladies of CPHR pose together after Dallas Pride 2012
Center members pose together at the 2011 Holiday Party, our formal soiree for UNT faculty and staff.

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About the Center

We are a multidisciplinary group that draws upon the disciplines of anthropology, behavioral medicine, education, psychology, public health, and sociology to pioneer research on psychosocial phenomena involved in healthy living. Basic research on wellness within a chronic illness context provides a foundation for the future development of psychosocial and behavioral interventions that encourage health-related behavioral change. As chronic illness can affect anyone – regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status – we strive to identify, from a multicultural perspective, psychosocial factors critical to the development of effective interventions. Factors may include health-compromising/enhancing behaviors, social support, quality of life, stress and coping strategies, depression, anxiety, stigma and workplace issues. We also examine positive psychological constructs such as optimism, hopefulness, forgiveness, spirituality/religiosity and meaning making that may contribute to resilience in people living with chronic illnesses.

Additionally, we provide psychoeducational services to communities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Our service component offers education and training to community agency personnel and health care providers as well as chronically ill individuals motivated to learn adaptive coping strategies.

University students play a crucial role in the operations of the Center for Psychosocial Health Research and participate in all stages of research, service and outreach processes. In addition, didactic instruction and opportunities to collaborate with members of various communities throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area provide a comprehensive learning experience for students.


Congratulations AJ Guerrero for receiving a Raupe Travel Award

Congratulations Michelle Smith for making the Dean's List and receiving a Raupe Travel Award

Congratulations Steven Hauf and Michelle Smith for being accepted to present research at The American Psychosomatic Society in Miami, Fl.

Welcome to our two newest board members: Dr. Parsons and Dr. Prybutok 

Dr. Mark Vosvick has been elected as Chair of the UNT Faculty Senate Committee

Congratulations AJ Guerrero for receiving a UNT Multicultural Scholastic Award and a UNT General Scholarship Award

Congratulations to Tara Steinberg who won the Outstanding Intern of the Year Award for exemplary achievement in clinical and research activities at her internship site in Baltimore

The Center welcomes new graduate students Matt and Krystal

Mark Pierson received the UNT Phi Kappa Phi Scholarship

Congratulations to Brooke Gomez, Justin Litvin and Alex Wike for receiving Raupe Travel Grants