Elizabeth Burke, Psy.D.

Dr. Elizabeth Burke is an assistant professor at University of the West. She earned her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University in 2016. She specializes in multicultural examination of mental health through the lens of neuroscience, humanistic psychology, African-centered psychology, Buddhist psychology, and second and third wave behavioral therapies as it relates to trauma and the transgenerational transmission of trauma.

She is a public speaker and advocate for literacy and mental health in underserved populations. She teaches courses on Culture & Psychology, Multicultural Community Mental Health, Third Wave Behavioral Therapies, Trauma & Resiliency, and Poverty, Dislocation, and Stigma. She believes learning can be interactive and strives each semester to create a learning environment that is rich in discussion and makes the acquisition of knowledge interesting.

She enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading books that inspire and enlighten, and watching media that makes her want to learn, love, and laugh more.