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Diane Woodbrown

Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina
Program: Clinical Community Program
Room: Barnwell 549

Diane is a Fifth-year doctoral student in the Clinical-Community Psychology program. She received her B. A. from Florida State University, was a Wallace Stegner Writing Fellow at Stanford University, and is the author of the novel, Halfborn Woman, published by Anchor Books, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Diane received her M. A. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina in 2015.

Diane is engaged in several research initiatives under the mentorship of Dr. Suzanne Swan. Major areas of interest include psychological recovery and resilience; the impact of empathy and gender equality ideology on males' prosocial bystanding behaviors to prevent intimate partner violence against females; trauma-related sequelae; and the role of expressive writing in recovery.  Diane's Master's Thesis was a psychometric paper on the factor structure of a measure of gender equality ideology. Diane is also a student-therapist at both the University's Psychology Services Center and at the William Jennings Bryan Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Columbia, South Carolina.  She is currently working on her dissertation, which explores the relationship between empathy and males’ prosocial bystanding behaviors to prevent intimate partner violence against females, and the role of gender equality ideology as a possible moderator to this relationship.