Suzanna So

Dr. Suzanna So is an Assistant Professor for the Counseling Psychology program within the Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling Department.  Dr. So is a licensed psychologist in the state of California.  She has clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of school-aged children and families, with specialization in interdisciplinary community mental health.  Her research thus far focused on understanding factors that lead to variability in community violence exposure and outcomes among African American youth. Dr. So utilized a strengths-perspective to explore reasons why some individuals appear to be more resilient than others, especially in the face of traumatic stress.  At CSULB, Dr. So will expand her research to include other underrepresented and minoritized youth experiencing adversity or intergenerational traumas.