An enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Dr. Steven Byers received his B.S. as a dual major in Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma. He then attended the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan where he received his M.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Personality Assessment & Development. He completed a second master’s degree and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado. Dr. Byers has worked in various academic settings as an instructor, faculty member and researcher. His areas of specialization include multicultural mental health, education and empowerment, and cultural resiliency. Dr. Byers is an associate professor at Northeastern State University, primarily on the Broken Arrow Campus.
- Ph D, Clinical Psychology, University of Colorado at Boulder, , 1997
Dr. Byers emphasizes the importance of divestment and community research within diverse context in psychological research. His research focuses on historical trauma, mindfulness coping, narratives of marginalized persons and reconceptualizing dominant culture models of mental health and wellness.
Dr. Byers teaches the following courses: Physiological Psychology, Multicultural & Diversity Psychology, Counseling Ethics and Professionalism, Psychopharmacology and Dual Diagnoses. He also assists in training professional counselors in the graduate program.
- DIRECTED RESEARCH - PSYC4473 - Fall 2016