Sorita Ann

College of Family and Consumer Sciences

Human Development and Family Science

Phd Candidate

PhD Candidate in Human Development and Family Science specialized in Couple and Family Therapy. Working toward licensure as a Couple and Family Therapist.

Dawson Hall
305 Sanford Dr.
Athens, GA 30602

sorita.ann@uga.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Degree Field of Study Institution Graduation
Master of Science Social Cultural Psychology De La Salle University 2015
Doctoral Degree Human Development and Family Science University of Georgia anticipated 2024

Research

Lewis, D., Seponski, D., Deyoung, S., Ann, S., Basilio, R., Curtis, M., . . . Steacy, C. (2020). A lifetime of visible and invisible barriers: Cambodian and Laotian refugee communities’ search of health and wellbeing. In Society for Cross-Cultural Research 49th Annual Conference
International

Ann, S., Lewis, D., & Seponski, D. (2020). Assessing mental health among Cambodian people living in coastal areas of the United States of America. In American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference
National

Ann, S., Seponski, D., & Lewis, D. (2020). Assessing mental health well-being among Cambodian refugee families in coastal USA. In 2020 International Family Therapy Association World Congress
International

Ann, S., Seponski, D., & Deyoung, S. (2020). A review of health fairs targeting Cambodian and Laotian refugee families in coastal USA using a transnational intersectionality lens. In Society for Cross-Cultural Research 49th Annual Conference
International

Lewis, D., Seponski, D., Deyoung, S., Basilio, R., & Ann, S. (2019). The importance of community leadership among Cambodian and Laotian refugee communities. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2019 annual meeting of the National Council on Family Relations

Ann, S. (2018). The contributions of positive family relations on youth's life satisfaction with self: The role of external and internal assets. Poster presentation presented at the meeting of the World Family Therapy COngress in Bangkok, Thailand. 

Ann, S. (2015). Cambodian students' career exploration as a function of career decision self-efficacy, aspirations and family socioeconomic status. Poster presentation at the meeting of the Asian Association of Social Psychology and Psychological Association of the Philippines. 

Teaching

HDFS 3710 Midlife Elder Years Survey Spring 2023 (as a co-instructor)

Providing guest lecture in different courses such as diversity in human development, adolescent development, and midlife elder years survey. 

Prior Professional Positions

Organization Title Years of Service
The Royal University of Phnom Penh Psychologist/teaching assistant/ part-time instructor 2015-2018

Awards

Award Name Awarded By Year Awarded
Travel Funding Award UGA Graduate School 2023
Travel Award Funding Department of Human Development and Family Science 2023
FACS Funds for Excellence Scholarship Department of Human Development and Family Science 2021-2022
FACS Funds for Excellence Scholarship Department of Human Development and Family Science 2020-2021
FACS Funds for Excellence Scholarship FACS Funds for Excellence Scholarship 2019-2020

Editorial Appointments

Position Name of Journal Year(s)
Reviewer Journal of Feminist Family Therapy 2023- present

Service

Organization Title Year(s) Service Type
Graduate Students Organization Social Event Chair 2023-2024 Volunteer: Organizing events for graduate students and faculty
Graduate Students Organization Social Event Chair 2022-2023 Volunteer: Organizing events for graduate students and faculty
Graduate Students Organization GSA representative 2019-2020 Volunteer: Join GSA meeting and reported back to GSO.

Outreach

Clinician at the Project Family LLC in Athens, GA

Provide mental service to low income community in Clark and Oconnee Counties in GA. 

Advisory Committee

Dr. Noel Card (major professor)

Dr. Elizabeth Wieling (Committee member)

Dr. Geoffrey Brown (Committee member)

Areas of Expertise

Couple and family therapy

Meta-analysis

Adolescent development

Peer victimzition 

Peer relations 

Adolescents' mental health 

Current Research

Dissertation title: "Quality of Peer Relationships as Moderators of the Impact of Peer Victimization on Depression among Early Adolescents"

Publications

Curtis, M. G. M. S., Ellis, E. M., Ann, S., Dai, Y., & Bermudez, J. M. (2020). Intersectionality within family sciences and family therapy journals from 2010 to 2020. JOURNAL OF FAMILY THEORY & REVIEW, 12(4), 510-528. doi:10.1111/jftr.12399

Ann, S. (2015). Cambodian students’ career exploration as a function of self-efficacy, aspirations and family socioeconomic status. Retrieved from https://animorepository.dulsu.edu.ph/etd_masteral/5086

Working Papers

Ann, S., Taylor, R., & Card, N. (2023). Parenting practices, peer victimization, and internalizing problems: A meta-analysis of bivariate and multivariate associations during adolescence
Notes: Currently submitted to the Journal of Early Adolescence

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