Bryana White

  • CSP Instructor; Assistant Director, Connecticut College Student Counseling Services
  • Phone: 860.439.2277
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Dr. White is a clinical psychologist who serves as the Assistant Director and Identity-Focused Specialist at Student Counseling Services, at Connecticut College. There she provides individual and group psychotherapy to student clients, coordinates the center’s pre and post-doctoral training program, and develops and implements psycho-educational programs for the campus community. She teaches counseling, gender and women’s studies, and personal development-oriented courses for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Rhode Island. Her research addresses cultural competence, awareness of privilege, and college mental health. A primary focus of Dr. White’s work across contexts is the interplay between aspects of identity and psychological functioning. Much of her work is aimed to facilitate the development of professional competences (for colleagues and graduate student trainees) and personal capacities (for those she serves in classrooms and therapy rooms) to enable ethical engagement of self and others in particular around aspects of identity.


Cultural competence, awareness of privilege, and college mental health.


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Rhode Island
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Rhode Island
  • B.A., Psychology and Italian, Vassar College

Thoughts on Teaching in CSP

As a psychologist working in higher education, I know that my colleagues across campus play an integral role in facilitating students’ well-being. CSP students at URI are the future leaders in higher education and as such they will play an important role in students well-being. Teaching in CSP affords me the opportunity to participate in the development of mental health and identity-based competencies so that they may ethically engage the students they serve in the future.