Lisa De La Rue

Lisa De La Rue

Associate Professor


Lisa De La Rue, PhD is an associate professor in the counseling psychology department. Professor De La Rue’s research adopts a social-ecological framework, which aims to delineate the gendered, cultural, and contextual associations of violence and victimization. Much of her research has focused on supporting people who have been impacted by violence and/or mass incarceration, with a focus on increasing access to trauma-responsive and culturally-responsive services. She has largely focused on the experience of womxn who are impacted by violence and incarceration, with the aim of changing systems to be more responsive and accountable to the needs of diverse womxn.

In related work, Professor De La Rue has focused on the intersection of trauma and substance misuse and addiction. This scholarship focuses on prevention and intervention, and seeks to advance our understanding of how to support recovery among diverse populations.

Research Areas

  • Violence Prevention
  • Trauma and Mass Incarceration
  • Substance Misuse and Addiction Treatment


  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, PhD in Counseling Psychology, 2015
  • California State University, Sacramento, MA in Psychology, 2010
  • California State University, Sacramento, BA in Psychology, 2005

Selected Publications

  • For a complete list of publications, please visit Research Gate.