Alexis (Ali) C. Kenny has recently finished her a third year as a student a part of James Madison University’s Combined-Integrated School and Clinical Doctoral Psychology Program. Her dissertation research focuses on the development of a brief yet comprehensive approach to therapeutic assessment with couples for both distressed and non-distressed dyads.
Ali and her husband worked as the primary caretakers of particular groups of children living at an orphanage in Honduras for 13 months immediately after getting married. Upon her return to the U.S., Ali wrote a book titled Married in Mission: A Handbook for Couples in Cross-Cultural Service as a resource for those in partnerships who are engaged in global-oriented processes.
Ali is currently a psychological intern/resident at the Indian Health Board of Minneapolis. She works as a part of an integrated healthcare system to provide individual, couple, family, and group counseling, conduct psychological assessments, and engage in school-based behavioral interventions via an approach to re-indigenizing therapeutic services for the Twin Cities' urban Native American population.
As a Montana native, Ali has a particular penchant for nature and most outdoor activities. She has recently learned how to play the ukulele and enjoys making music with her three-year-old daughter.