About

Jennifer M. Gómez, Ph.D.

I received my Ph.D. in [clinical] psychology (2017). I am a Ford Fellow (Dissertation, 2015-16; Postdoctoral, 2018-19), co-editor of the special issue of Journal of Trauma & Dissociation— [JTD] Self Injury & Suicidality: The Impact of Trauma & Dissociation (2015), co-editor of the upcoming special issue of JTD, Discrimination, Violence, & Healing in Marginalized Communities, and postdoctoral fellow in the Wayne State University Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship (PFT) Program at Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute.

Prior to attending college, I was a professional ballet dancer with Dance Theatre of Harlem.

My research focuses on the effects of interpersonal trauma (e.g., physical, sexual, and emotional abuse) in diverse populations. In proposing cultural betrayal trauma theory, I include interpersonal trauma in conjunction with discrimination to examine mental health outcomes.

For example, in cultural betrayal trauma theory, I propose that if a Black female is sexually assaulted by a Black male, the outcomes of this trauma, such as PTSD, are impacted by both the victim and perpetrator experiencing discrimination in society.

With cultural betrayal trauma theory, I examine the differential impact of inequality for minority victims of trauma that may contribute to urban disparities. I am dedicated to contributing work that has implications for people who are subjected to both discrimination and interpersonal trauma.

Highlights

Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

Awarded the Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine

From Wayne State University Graduate School article:

"Being a PFT fellow is truly a dream job for me as a junior researcher who wants to make my career at Wayne State,” says Gómez. The Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship will support her work in developing and validating a culturally sensitive measure of CBTT on black emergent adults. “Known as the Cultural Betrayal Multidimensional Inventory,” she explains, “this measure will engender needed research on mental health and personal growth in black people who experience both violence and discrimination.”

March 2018

United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs

With Help Not Handcuffs, Inc., presented Institutional Betrayal Against People Who Use Drugs as part of the panel, How The Treatment/Recovery Narrative Perpetuates Harm and Human Rights Violations at the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs in Vienna, Austria.

My portion of the full panel.

March 2018

CNN Money

Interviewed by Julia Carpenter for her CNN Money article, The 'Emotional Tax' Afflicting Women of Color at Work.

This is where offices and managers can step in to lift the burden, experts say. The first step is focusing on retention as well as recruitment.

"Don't just focus on getting people here, but listening when they are here," Gómez says. "Sometimes in the workplace it can be 'OK, we have two women of color on staff, they're gonna be in charge of the diversity committee and they're gonna fix it.' If we want to make this workplace one that isn't rife with racism, sexism, and sexual harassment, then it's all of our jobs."

March 2018

NIH NICHD Trainee Award

Trainee Award for the 2018 Summer Training Institute for Research in Child Abuse and Neglect, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

January 2018

Spotlight

Featured in the Wayne State University Spotlight on Postdoctoral Scholar Series for Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory

December 2017

Feature

Work featured in article, "New Trauma Theory Examines Cultural Betrayal" in the Wayne State University Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute newsletter, Imprints.

"Dr. Jennifer M. Gómez, MPSI’s new post-doctoral fellow, has revealed yet another critical factor: cultural betrayal. . . 'If a Black woman is raped by a Black man, the racial loyalty is also disrupted. A member of her ‘group’ has turned on her,' Dr. Gómez said. These effects happen in ethnic minority groups, because years of racial oppression by 'outsiders' can foster deep loyalty between members. Members unite for support, validation and a sense of community. This circle of trust can be protective and secure. When within-group violence between members breaks this (intra)cultural trust, though, the effects of this cultural betrayal trauma can intensify. The victim may feel shunned by the group that used to protect her. She may have no safe haven, no one to trust."

November 2017

Top 10 Most Cited Article of 2016

Are Hallucinations Related to Betrayal Trauma Exposure? A Three-Study Exploration among the top 10 most cited articles of 2016 in Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, & Policy

Authors: Jennifer M. Gómez, Laura A. Kaehler, & Jennifer J. Freyd

August 2017

Outstanding Dissertation in the Field of Trauma Psychology

Awarded by the American Psychological Association Division 56 to Jennifer M. Gómez for Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory.

June 2017

National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID): Diversity Scholars Network

Invited Member

"Members of the Network are identified for their commitment and contribution to diversity research and scholarship." - Diversity Scholars Network

March 2017

Best Article of 2016

"Shifting the focus: Nonpathologizing approaches to healing from betrayal trauma through an emphasis on relational care" won the Richard P. Kluft Award for Journal of Trauma & Dissociation 2016 Best Article!

Authors: Jennifer M. Gómez, Jenn Lewis, Laura K. Noll, Alec Smidt, & Pamela Birrell

"This article provides an excellent framework for understanding the complexities of working with survivors of trauma. It successfully describes the danger in pathologizing reactions to extreme stress and discusses an adaptive treatment model, relational cultural therapy, that emphasizes the importance of the relationship when working with survivors. The article incorporates both empirically supported treatment options as well as influences from all spheres of the socioecological model, including the importance of empowerment, in treating individuals who have experienced complex trauma." -JTD Selection Committee

As of 30 July 2018, the article has received over 3,250 views.

March 2017

Featured Work

My dissertation on cultural betrayal trauma theory is featured in The Association of Black Psychologists Student Circle Research webpage.

February 2017

Editorial on APA and the Hoffman Report

"Collusion, Torture, and Inequality: Understanding the Actions of the American Psychological Association as Institutional Betrayal" has been published in the Journal of Trauma & Dissociation.

Authors: Jennifer M. Gómez, Carly P. Smith, Robyn L. Gobin, Shin Shin Tang, & Jennifer J. Freyd

As of 30 July 2018, the article has received over 2,200 views.

July 2016

Feature Story

University of Oregon Graduate School ran a feature on my work with cultural betrayal trauma theory, entitled, "A Promising Scholar’s path from ballet to her own theory about culture and betrayal in trauma."

Excerpt:
"Gómez consulted Crenshaw’s Theory of Intersectionality, bell hooks Education as a Practice of Freedom, Audre Lorde’s Sister Outsider, and Freyd’s Betrayal Trauma Theory for her dissertation, which argues that within-group violence for minorities is uniquely harmful because of existing oppression . . . Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory . . . hypothesizes that the harm of traumas such as physical assault, sexual assault, child abuse, incest, and domestic violence can be exacerbated by a cultural betrayal implicit in within-group violence in minority populations and associated with diverse outcomes, such as PTSD, depression, and internalized prejudice."- University of Oregon Graduate School.

March 2016

Funding

The development and validation of the Cultural Betrayal Multidimensional Inventory for Black emerging adults (ages 18-25) will be funded by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine through the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs..

March 2018

Work for my dissertation, Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory, was funded by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine through the Ford Foundation Fellowship Programs.

April 2015

Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory

Table of Contents

  1. CBTT Description with figures
  2. CBTT Terminology
  3. Condemned to Dance: Arts-Based Research Project
  4. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  5. CBTT Publications
  6. CBTT Funding

CBTT Description with Figures

Individuals' experiences are impacted by aspects of the sociocultural context. For minorities, such as Black people in the U.S., who have experienced interpersonal trauma (e.g., physical, sexual, psychological abuse), that context includes inequality at various levels.

In cultural betrayal trauma theory, I propose that societal trauma (e.g., discrimination) creates the context for interpersonal trauma within minority groups to be uniquely harmful.

Cultural betrayal trauma theory incorporates various aspects of the sociocultural context, such as societal trauma (e.g., discrimination) and (intra)cultural trust. Consequently, interpersonal trauma within minority groups--termed cultural betrayal trauma--may be linked with diverse outcomes, including PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) and internalized prejudice.

CBTT Terminology

Minority

  • A person who has one or more identities that are marginalized in society
  • Examples: in the U.S., people of color, LGBTQ+, Muslims, women

Societal Trauma

  • Negative experiences that systemically occur at the societal level
  • Examples: attempted genocide, discrimination, oppression, second-class citizenship, racialized police brutality

(Intra)Cultural Trust

  • Connection (e.g., dependency, attachment, loyalty, love, and/or responsibility) with other members of one's minority group(s), potentially as a buffer against societal trauma
  • Examples: the "sweet sense of solidarity" with other minorities, in which there is an expectation of understanding and support; personal connection with the successes, joys, failures, and harms of one's minority group(s)

Cultural Betrayal

  • From a fellow minority, violation of (intra)cultural trust in the form of trauma, abuse, violation, or other negative occurrences
  • Examples: being rejected by other members of one's minority group; being accused of 'acting White' by other racial minorities

Cultural Betrayal Trauma

  • Violation of (intra)cultural trust through interpersonal trauma (physical, sexual, or psychological abuse); the victim and perpetrator(s) share at least one minority identity
  • Examples: within-group violence in minority populations (e.g., minority perpetrator, minority victim)

(Intra)Cultural Pressure

  • Resulting from societal trauma, a negative transformation of (intra)cultural trust; the needs of victims of cultural betrayal trauma are overshadowed by the perceived needs of the perpetrator and/or the entire minority group
  • Examples: being told by a fellow minority to keep problems "in house" and not disclose to law enforcement, therapists, etc. because doing so would reflect poorly on and/or harm the perpetrator, other members of the minority group, and/or the minority group as a whole

Abuse Outcomes

  • Typically-studied outcomes of interpersonal trauma
  • Examples: PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder); depression; anxiety

Cultural Outcomes

  • Currently un-studied or under-studied outcomes of interpersonal trauma that are identity, cultural, or sociocultural in nature
  • Examples: internalized prejudice; changes to identification with minority identity

© Jennifer M. Gómez, 2018

Condemned To Dance: Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory

Condemned To Dance: Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory is an arts-based research project (dissertation and choreography by Jennifer M. Gómez) that tells the story of a fictional group of people called the Wigglies, who are hurt by Oppression and endure cultural betrayal trauma through dance.

As of 20 May 2018, the video has received over 2,100 views.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Does CBTT treat all minorities as if they are the same?

No. With CBTT, both within-group differences and between-group differences can be systematically examined.

  • Does CBTT propose that there is more trauma, violence, and abuse within minority groups?

No. CBTT says nothing about prevalence of trauma, as within-group trauma occurs across majority and minority groups.

  • Does CBTT assume that between-group trauma—particularly with majority perpetrators and minority victims—is not harmful?

No. CBTT focuses on one facet of trauma (within-group) and does not speak to other forms of trauma (between-group) that themselves may be uniquely harmful in their own way.

  • Does CBTT ignore all the other harmful aspects of trauma (e.g., severity, high betrayal)?

No. CBTT highlights cultural betrayal as a specific contributing factor of trauma outcomes, but also includes characteristics of trauma, interpersonal betrayal, institutional betrayal, judicial betrayal, and other factors.

  • Does CBTT presume that perpetrators of cultural betrayal trauma are actively trying to betray?

No. Similar to betrayal trauma theory, the intent of perpetrators is distinct from the betrayal implicit in the trauma.

  • Do victims of trauma need to explicitly feel cultural betrayal for it to count as such?

No. However, future research should explore if outcomes vary based on individuals' perceptions of cultural betrayal in the trauma.

  • Does CBTT ignore the complexity of identity?

No. CBTT is informed by intersectionality and multiplicity. There are various types of cultural betrayal that a single individual could experience (e.g., ethno-cultural betrayal; gender-cultural betrayal).

  • Isn't CBTT a cultural betrayal in and of itself, as it highlights trauma, violence, and abuse that occurs within minority groups?

No. The ultimate determinant of cultural betrayal is societal trauma. The next responsible party are perpetrators for violating (intra)cultural trust. Disclosing and/or discussing cultural betrayal trauma is not a cultural betrayal.

© Jennifer M. Gómez, 2016

CBTT Publications

CBTT Funding

  • 2018: Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine; $45,000

  • 2015: Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine; $25,000

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

Affiliation

Wayne State University
Postdoctoral Fellow
Postdoctoral to Faculty Transition Fellowship Program
Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute

Education

Funding

Principle Investigator

  • 2018: Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine; $45,000
  • 2015: Ford Foundation Dissertation Fellowship- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, & Medicine; $25,000

Trainee

  • 2018: Trainee Award for the 2018 Summer Training Institute for Research in Child Abuse and Neglect, funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • 2007-09: Bridges to the Baccalaureate Scholar Program funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)

Publications (N = 37)

190 Google Scholar Citations, h-index 9, i10-index 8

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (N = 17)

*Winner of the Richard P. Kluft Award for Journal of Trauma & Dissociation 2016 Best Article

*Top 10 Most Cited Article of 2016 in Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, & Policy

Book Chapters (N = 2)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2014). Ebony in the ivory tower: Dismantling the stronghold of racial inequality from the inside out. In K. J. Fasching-Varner, R. Reynolds, K. Albert, & L. Martin, (Eds.), Trayvon Martin, Race, and American Justice: Writing Wrong (pp. 113-117). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.

  • Gómez, J. M., Smith, C. P., & Freyd, J. J. (2014). Zwischenmenschlicher und institutioneller verrat [Interpersonal and institutional betrayal]. In R. Vogt (Ed.), Verleumdung und Verrat: Dissoziative Störungen bei schwer traumatisierten Menschen als Folge von Vertrauensbrüchen (pp. 82-90). Roland, Germany: Asanger Verlag.

Scholarly Publications (N = 7)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2016, May 11). Cultural betrayal trauma theory [Dissertation].

  • Gómez, J. M. (2015). Conceptualizing trauma: In pursuit of culturally relevant research. Trauma Psychology Newsletter (American Psychological Association Division 56), 10, 40-44.

  • Gómez, J. (2015). Rape, Black men, and the degraded Black woman: Feminist psychologists’ role in addressing within-group sexual violence. The Feminist Psychologist: Newsletter for the Society of the Psychology of Women (American Psychological Association Division 35), 42, 12-13.

  • Noll, L. K., & Gómez, J. M. (2013). Rotating betrayal blindness and the non-linear path to knowing. In Blind to Betrayal.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2013, June). The “Imposter Syndrome”? Dealing with racism from fellow graduate students in psychology. Psych Discourse—News Journal of the Association of Black Psychologists, 47, 23.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2012). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: The impact of culture on the effects of trauma. In Blind to Betrayal.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2011). Anxious attachment as a mediator between child sexual abuse and dating violence victimization among young women. San Diego State University Psychology Honors Thesis Journal, 1, 2-8.

Publications for the General Public (N = 11)

Grants, Awards, and Honors

Editorial Experience

Co-Editor: 2012-15
Journal of Trauma & Dissociation Special Issue: Self Injury & Suicidality- The Impact of Trauma & Dissociation, Volume 16(3), Spring 2015

Member of Editorial Board: 2018
Journal of Trauma & Dissociation

Member of Student Editorial Board: 2018-19
Child Maltreatment

Ad-Hoc Peer Reviewer:
Women's Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal: 2018
Violence Against Women: 2018
Violence & Victims: 2017
Developmental Psychology (co-reviewer): 2017
Child Maltreatment (co-reviewer): 2017
Ethnicity & Health: 2017
Journal of Interpersonal Violence: 2017
Journal of Trauma & Dissociation: 2011-17

Professional Presentations (N = 44)

Invited Talks: International (N = 1)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2015, May). Cultural betrayal trauma theory. Invited talk for University of Johannesburg Department of Psychology Colloquium, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Invited Talks: Domestic (N = 9)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, April). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: New horizons in trauma research. Invited talk for 2018 Virginia State University Seventh Black Psychology Research Conference, Petersburg, VA.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, September). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: Impact of inequality and identity. Invited talk for University of Michigan Department of Psychology Personality & Social Contexts Area Brownbag, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2016, April). Sexual violence at college: From betrayal and inequality to research and action. Invited talk for University of Oregon Psi Chi Speaker Series, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2016, February). Dance Theatre of Harlem: Apartheid and dancing through barriers. Invited talk for University of Oregon Black History Month Celebration: Black, Then and There: A Tribute to the Harlem Renaissance, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2015, November). The psychology of betrayal trauma: Implications for understanding sexual violence. Invited Keynote Address for the Annual Center For Community Counseling Mental Health Conference: Roadmap to the Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Violence, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2015, September). Oppression and campus sexual violence: The need for inclusivity in research, intervention, and advocacy. Invited talk for the University of Oregon Social Justice Summit, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2015, January). Exclusion and institutional betrayal: A psychological perspective of Black life at University of Oregon. In C. Jackson (Chair), A hidden history: Contextualizing Oregon’s Historical and sociological African American migration. Invited talk for the University of Oregon Center for Multicultural Academic Excellence Panel for the Martin Luther King, JR. Week of Events, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2014, June). The psychology of betrayal trauma: Interpersonal, institutional, & cultural. Center for Community Counseling, Eugene, Invited talk for the Center for Community Counseling Speaker Schedule, Eugene, OR.

  • Ulloa, E. C., & Gómez, J. M. (2010, May). Understanding teen and young adult relationship violence. Invited Talk for the Alliant University Forensic Psychology Society Colloquium, San Diego, CA.

Invited Talks: Wayne State University (N = 4)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, January). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: Violence in minority populations. Invited talk for Wayne State University School of Social Work Brownbag Series, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, December). The road (so far) of cultural betrayal trauma theory: Tribulations and successes. Invited talk for Wayne State University Department of Psychology Diversity Discussions Series, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, December). Spotlight on cultural betrayal trauma theory. Invited talk for Wayne State University Spotlight on Postdoctoral Scholar Award, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, September). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: How inequality impacts trauma outcomes. Invited talk for Wayne State University Department of Psychology Clinical Psychology Research Seminar, Detroit, MI.

Paper Presentations (N = 12)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, March). Institutional betrayal against people who use drugs. In R. Thompson (Chair), How the treatment/recovery narrative perpetuates harm and human rights violations. Symposium conducted at the United Nations 61st Session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs 2018 Side Events, Vienna, Austria.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, March). Cultural betrayal trauma theory: Theory, evidence, and future directions. Paper presentation for Wayne State University Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Child & Family Development Colloquium Series, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, March). Cultural betrayal tauma theory: Inequality, violence, and healing. Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Child & Family Development Board Meeting, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, December). What is cultural betrayal trauma theory: Understanding inequality in victimization. Paper presented to University of Michigan Institute of Social Research Racism Lab, Ann Arbor, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, November). Future directions in cultural betrayal trauma theory. Paper presented to Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute Steering Committee, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, September). Introducing cultural betrayal as a new dimension of harm: Intra-racial vs. interracial trauma. Paper presented at Michigan Regional Postdoctoral Symposium, Detroit, MI.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, April). Insomnia and depression among Black and White suicidal military members. Paper presented at the Medical University of South Carolina Sleep & Anxiety Treatment and Research Program Sleep Seminar, Charleston, SC.

  • Gómez, J. M., Smith, C. P., & Freyd, J. J. (2017, April). Minority students' experience of discrimination and institutional betrayal. Paper presentation at The Pacific Sociological Association’s 88th Annual Meeting/Conference: Institutional Betrayal: Inequity, Discrimination, Bullying, and Retaliation in Academia, Portland, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2015, September). Sexual trauma, internalized prejudice, and ethnic identity: The impact of cultural betrayal. Paper presented at the 2015 Conference of Ford Fellows, Washington, D.C.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2012, October). Non-suicidal self injury, child sexual abuse, & hallucinations: An exploratory study. Paper presentation presented at the University of Oregon Department of Psychology Colloquium: First Year Projects, Eugene, OR.

  • Miller, T., Gómez, J. M., Ulloa, E. C., & Hokoda, A. (2010, September). Association between dating violence victimization & perpetration among adolescents. Paper presentation presented at the Institute of Violence, Abuse, and Trauma International Conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M, Braga, D., Ulloa, E. C., & Hokoda, A. (2010, April). Helpless attributions as mediator between dating violence victimization and depression: Differences by gender. Paper presentation presented at the Western Psychological Association Regional Conference, Cancun, México.

Poster Presentations (N = 18)

  • Gómez, J. M. (2018, April). Cultural betrayal trauma theory as a guide for examining gender differences in trauma-related hallucinations in Latino youth. Society for Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

  • Gómez, J. M. (2017, September). Testing cultural betrayal trauma theory: Within-group violence victimization among Black college students. Poster presented at the 22nd International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma: Building Peace by Linking Research, Practice, Advocacy & Policy to End Violence & Abuse, San Diego, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2017, September). Psychological outcomes of within-group sexual violence: Evidence of cultural betrayal. Poster presented at the 22nd International Summit on Violence, Abuse & Trauma: Building Peace by Linking Research, Practice, Advocacy & Policy to End Violence & Abuse, San Diego, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M., Rosenthal, M. N., Smith, C. P., & Freyd, J. J. (2015, August). Participant reactions to sexual violence questionnaires: Implications for campus climate surveys. Poster presented at the 20th International Summit & Training on Violence, Abuse & Trauma, San Diego, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2014, October). *Changes in identity as a result of betrayal trauma? *Poster presented at the 31st annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Long Beach, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2014, June). What’s in a name? Variability in identification with minority identity. Poster presented at The Third Biennial American Psychological Association Division 45 Research Conference, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2014, June). Sexual trauma, cultural betrayal, and PTSD within cultural minorities. Poster presented at The Third Biennial American Psychological Association Division 45 Research Conference, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M., Smith, C. P., & Freyd, J. J. (2014, June). Minority students’ experience of discrimination and institutional betrayal. Poster presented at The Third Biennial American Psychological Association Division 45 Research Conference, Eugene, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2014, April). Dissociation, high betrayal child sexual abuse, and hallucinations. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, Portland, OR.

  • Gómez, J. M., & Freyd, J. J. (2013, August). High betrayal child sexual abuse, self injury, & hallucinations. Poster presented at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

  • Braga, D., Gómez, J. M., Hokoda, A., & Ulloa, E. C. (2010, August). Anxious attachment as a mediator between anger control and dating violence perpetration. Poster presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M., Ulloa, E. C., & Hokoda, A. (2009, November). Child sexual abuse as a correlate to the perpetration and victimization of dating violence. Poster presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Phoenix, AZ.

  • Gómez, J. M., Braga, D., Lewis, M., Hokoda, A., & Ulloa, E. C. (2009, September). Attributional styles, dating violence victimization, and depression: A mediation model. Poster presented at the Institute of Violence, Abuse, and Trauma International Conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Lewis, M., Gómez, J. M., Weldon, A., Miller, T., Ulloa, E. C. & Hokoda, A. (2009, September). Anger control: A mediator between parental conflict and dating violence. Poster presented at the Institute of Violence, Abuse, and Trauma International Conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Gómez, J. M., Antônio, T., Koller, S., Hokoda, A., Ulloa, E. C., Miller, T., & Jordan, B. (2009, April). Teen relationship violence among Brazilian homeless youth: A descriptive study. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Regional Conference, Portland, OR.

  • Stamper, B., Gómez, J. M., Hokoda, A., & Ulloa, E. C. (2009, April). Examining the relationship between jealousy and sexual violence in teen dating relationships. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Regional Conference, Portland, OR.

  • Baeressan, K., Gómez, J. M., Akré, E., Ulloa, E. C., & Hokoda, A. (2008, September). Examining depression, harmful family influences, and adolescent dating violence: A mediational model. Poster presented at the Institute of Violence, Abuse, and Trauma International Conference, San Diego, CA.

  • Akré, E., Gómez, J. M., Hokoda, A., & Ulloa, E. C. (2008, April). Examining depression, family conflict, and teen relationship violence in Mexican adolescents: A mediation model. Poster presented at the Western Psychological Association Regional Conference, Irvine, CA.

Teaching Experience

Instructor: 1 course
Co-Instructor: 2 courses
Lab Instructor: 2 courses
Teaching Assistant: 18 courses

Guest Lecturer: 18 lectures
Guest Speaker: 10 talks

MEDIA APPEARANCES

Wayne State University Graduate School (2018). Postdoctoral to faculty transition (PFT) fellow, Jennifer Gómez, receives Ford Foundation Fellowship.

Carpenter, J. (2018). The ‘emotional tax’ afflicting women of color at work. CNN Money.

Deep, C. (2017). New trauma theory examines cultural betrayal. Imprints Newsletter (Fall 2017), Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute for Child & Family Development, Wayne State University, 1-2.

Wayne State University News Room (2017). Postdoctoral to faculty transition fellowship program welcomes first cohort.

DuBois, R. (2017). Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine Update: July 7, 2017.

Uhde, T. W. (2017). Medical University of South Carolina Psychiatry Chair Update: July 6, 2017.

Association of Black Psychologists Student Circle Research (2017). Student Spotlight: Dissertation— Cultural Betrayal Trauma Theory.

University of Oregon Division of Equity and Inclusion (2016). University of Oregon Division of Equity and Inclusion Community Portraits presents Jennifer M. Gómez.

University of Oregon Graduate School (2016). A Promising Scholar’s path from ballet to her own theory about culture and betrayal in trauma.

Tsai, V. (2015). Graduate Student Spotlight: Jennifer Gomez. Psychobabble, Fall Term, 2.

Chesler, P., Caplan, P. J., & Gómez, J. M. (2014, January 22). Feminism and Betrayal. Harvesting Happiness with Lisa Cypers Kamen Radio Show, Invited Speaker.

South Bank Show (2004). Dance Theatre of Harlem feature on the South Bank Show (UK).

AFFILIATIONS

  • 2017-18: National Postdoctoral Association
  • 2017-18: National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID)- Diversity Scholars Network
  • 2013-17: Association of Black Psychologists