Dr. Gaskin-Butler joined the faculty in the Clinical Ph.D. program as a visiting clinical associate professor and Director of the Psychology Clinic in Fall 2019. Prior to joining the Clinical faculty, she was a faculty member in the Counselor Education and School Psychology Department at UCF. Dr. Gaskin-Butler served as a faculty member at USF St. Petersburg for 12 years before coming to UCF in Fall 2018. Dr. Gaskin-Butler also served as USF St. Petersburg’s first Chief Diversity Officer. Dr. Gaskin-Butler earned her Ph.D. in clinical and health psychology from the University of Florida and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of South Florida Counseling Center for Human Development. Dr. Gaskin-Butler also earned a Master’s of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University.
Dr. Gaskin-Butler’s clinical, research and academic interests focus on spiritual, psychological and physical well-being in adolescents and adults. She is also interested in the impact of cultural factors on mental health and well-being. Her recent research and scholarly activities have focused on psychology and social justice as well as the development and piloting of the Figuring It Out for the Child co-parenting curriculum for first time parents of African American children.