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About Vikki T. Gaskin-Butler

Dr. Gaskin-Butler’s current research examines the effectiveness of utilizing Figuring It Out for the Child (FIOC), A Coparenting Intervention for first-time parents of African American Children. The intervention, co-authored by Dr. Gaskin-Butler, is designed to help parents work together to improve outcomes for their children. Dr. Gaskin-Butler served as the Co-Principle Investigator on grants funded by the Juvenile Welfare Board and the Brady Foundation that explore utilization of the FIOC curriculum. She is currently a consultant and clinical supervisor on an NIH funded randomized clinical trial assessing the effectiveness of the FIOC intervention. Dr. Gaskin-Butler is also engaged in scholarship on the psychology of social justice.

Positions

Present Instructor, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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Honors and Awards

  • 2013 Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, USF St. Petersburg
  • 2012 Women’s History Month, Footprint Service Award, presented by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • 2009 Diversity Honor Roll, University of South Florida

Courses

  • Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Psychology of Religion
  • Women's Mental Health/Psychology of Women
  • Personality
  • Introduction to the Social Sciences
  • Self & Society (Society of Ethnic Groups in America/Multicultural Psychology

Education

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Ph.D., University of Florida ‐ Clinical & Health Psychology
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M.S., University of Florida ‐ Clinical & Health Psychology
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M.Div., Emory University ‐ Candler School of Theology
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B.A., Spelman College ‐ Psychology
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Contact Information

Office: DAV 118
Phone: 727-873-4778
Email: vgaskinb@usfsp.edu

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