5:00-6:00pm || Defining and Prioritizing Mental Health, Wellness, and Self-Care for First Generation Students

Jeannine Cicco Barker, Psy.D., ATR-BC

Dr. Jeannine Cicco Barker (she/her) is a licensed psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). She leads CAPS’ Eating Concerns Team and is a liaison to PennFirst, PennCAP, and La Casa Latina. A Penn alumna, she graduated with a major in fine arts, and holds a master’s degree in art therapy from Drexel University and a masters and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Widener University. Dr. Cicco Barker completed her post-doctoral fellowship at CAPS, and has been a part of the counseling staff ever since. She approaches her work from a foundation rooted in social justice and multiculturalism and is sensitive to contextual influences on mental health. She specializes in eating concerns, trauma recovery, sexual assault, and first generation low income student concerns, and provides affirming support to LGBTQ+ students. Outside of her work at Penn, Dr. Cicco Barker conducts asylum, VAWA, and other related psychological evaluations with immigrants in the community.

Crystal L. Austin, B.A.

Crystal L. Austin (pronouns she/her/hers) is a Ph.D. candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany and a doctoral intern at CAPS, where she finds herself most energized by individual and group psychotherapy, outreach, and social justice advocacy. Crystal was raised in Queens, NY and earned bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Human Development from Binghamton University as a first generation college student of a low-income family background. Her clinical interests include work around intersecting identities, first generation college student concerns, race-based traumatic stress, and family of origin concerns. Crystal strives to approach client care holistically and in a way that exercises cultural humility, curiosity, and respect.