Domonique Henderson

Domonique Henderson

PhD Student

Education:

M.S.W., Baylor University
B.A. in Psychology, Howard University

Areas of Interest:

Email:

domoniqueh4@ucla.edu

Domonique Henderson (she/her/hers) is a Los Angeles, California native who graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is a current second year graduate student at Baylor University’s Garland School of Social Work. Domonique previously taught English in Spain and has traveled to various countries such as France, the United Kingdom, Greece, Germany, Mexico, in addition to some Caribbean islands. Throughout her work in the psychology and social work fields, she has gained significant experience in mental health, substance use, the prison population, children and adolescent population, LGBTQ+ populations, at-risk populations, international populations, and populations from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Currently, she interns at The Menninger Clinic which is an inpatient psychiatric hospital. In addition, she works as a Research Assistant in the SERVE program which provides full funding for its students. As a Research Assistant, she assists in investigating the female incarceration population, their physiological health, mental health, the impact on their families, and she along with her team plan to submit a journal article in relation to their research. She has previously assisted in researching African caregivers and a recently concluded  NIH and NIAA funded study with the Choices4Health program with UT-Austin. Along with clinical and research experience, Domonique values community. She has experience with mentoring marginalized youth and she currently serves on the National Board for a non-profit organization that focuses on mentoring girls from ages 8-18. Watching mentees take tools and wisdom passed down to them as they navigate their journey as a woman is an amazing process. She genuinely enjoys guiding youth in their journey of growth. Outside of professional and community interests, she relishes in reading about/watching historical period dramas, especially about monarchs in Europe. Toni Morrison and Ta-Nehisi Coates books are some of her favorites. She also enjoys listening to R&B artists such as Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker, Toni Braxton, especially Lauryn Hill.