Elyssa Berney is a first-year doctoral student in the Counseling Psychology program. She completed her B.A. in Psychology from Texas Tech University in 2017, where she completed an honors thesis assessing the relationship between gender role conformity and current parenting behavior. She is a current member of the HAMMER lab, and holds a research assistant position working for Dr. Hammer. Broadly, her research interests include the positive and negative aspects of masculinity, with emphasis in masculine help-seeking behavior in the US military. She is also interested in multicultural measurement research and, clinically, the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder.