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Under Peer-review “The Autoimmune Nature of PTSD”

This theoretically based manuscript hypothesizes on PTSD as an autoimmute disorder


Under Peer-review Current/ Upcoming: “Neurobiology of Chronic Lower Back Pain and Complex PTSD”

Principle Investigator

This manuscript correlates neurological effects of CLBP and CPTSD creating a treatment based on neurological deficits


Under Peer-review “The Pandemic and Black Caretaking”

This qualitative manuscript  explores the dual burdens of social injustice and medical disparities during the COVID-19 crisis amongst African-American caretakers


Lankster, N., Sewell, L., Hall, R. (2019). The inevitability of dual relationships in rural mental health: How many degrees of separation is enough?


Lankster, N. (2019). Chap chat: gender relations and perceptions of rape amongst adolescent males in South Africa. Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, DOI:10.1080/08952833.2019.1574491


Lankster, N. & Williams, J. (2018). On the nexus of chronic pain, posttraumatic stress disorder, and alexithymia. Journal of Counseling and Professional Psychology, 7, 223-236.


Williams, J., Lankster, N., & Abel, C. (2016). When student life meets real life: Barriers for African American students pursuing graduate studies in psychology. Psych Discourse, 50 (3).


Lankster, N. (2014). Treatment Effects for Intergenerational Trauma in Survivors of Genocide Residing in Africa.




September 2019, 36th International Conference on Psychiatry & Psychosomatic Medicine, Rome, Italy



June 2019, Expert Witness, Haladay v. Maryland Bar Association


July 2017, European Congress of Psychology, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Theme Chairperson


May 2014, Florida Counseling Association-Traumatology Symposium, Sarasota, FL



July 2012, , Cape Town, SA


Presented the ICPs first interactive poster on community trauma and art therapy.


April 2012 to June 2012, Itsoseng Psychological Clinic, Mamelodi and Pretoria, ZA

“Community trauma and reconciliation”


Summer 2009, Sumter County Health and Wellness Center, Livingston, AL

Undergraduate Trainee

County funded research on interventions for post-partum depression in young mothers.


Fall 2008, , Livingston, AL

Undergraduate Student

Thesis entitled: “The Effect of Socioeconomic Status on the Coital Debut of Adolescents”


Media Appearences

Queens Supporting Queens, Anthology- 2020

Interviewed by author, author devoted a chapter delineating my educational history and psychological practice.

The Doctors-TV show, March 13, 2019

Featured for specialization in trauma. Sought by producers to provide services for TV show guest.

Real Simple Magazine-September 07, 2019

Interviewed for article on parenting




∙ 2020 CARF Accredidation for Outpatient Mental Health Adults, Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Childrent   and Adolescents program

∙ 2018 Certification in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

∙ 2016 Certification in TESOL/TEFL

∙ 2016 Licensed Clinical Psychologist Maryland #05846

∙ 2015 Licensed Psychologist Alabama #2010

∙ 2014 & 2015 Certification for Children and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Assessment

∙ 2013 Certification in Clinical Hypnotherapy

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