Dr. Lucetry Dalton-Trusty, Psy.D., LP

Dr. Lucetry Dalton-Trusty, Psy.D., LP

Assistant Professor of Teaching in Educational Psychology, Clinical Supervisor, and Director of Mental Health & Wellness Clinic (MHaWC)

Cell: 248-421-3524

drlucetrydalton@wayne.edu, hj4026@wayne.edu

Office Hours: By appointment only

Office Location: 5425 Gullen Mall, 3 North Detroit, MI 48202, Office # 343 

Dr. Lucetry Dalton-Trusty, Psy.D., LP

Degrees and Certifications

  • Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology Authorization (PSYPACT APIT #: 14628)
  • Michigan Fully Licensed Psychologist (License #: 6301018016)
  • Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC Campus (TCSPP-DC; APA Accredited) 
  • Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, DC Campus (TCSPP-DC)
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill



Dr. Dalton-Trusty is an Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology in the Division of Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations located in the College of Education. She serves as the Director for the university's Mental Health and Wellness Clinic (MHaWC). Dr. Dalton-Trusty instructs graduate courses in the areas of systems in psychotherapy, child and adolescent psychopathology, couples therapy, psychopathology and diagnosis, and clinical supervision/training. Her various roles include but are not limited to facilitating and assisting with students’ case reviews, professional development, independent peer group work, and critical discussions of current events related to mental health. She has previously served as the Director of Clinical Training for the School and Community Psychology M.A. Program and headed a taskforce to revise this program's handbook.

Area of Expertise

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Assessment & Testing 
  • Behavioral Health, Health Psychology, & Integrated Primary Care 
  • Sport, Exercise & Performance Psychology
  • Pediatric Psychology
  • Child & Adolescent Therapy
  • Couples & Family Therapy 
  • Clinical Supervision, Teaching, & Medical Education
  • Psychopathology, Diagnostic Clarification, & Treatment  
  • The Psychology of Black Women & Black Men
  • The Psychology of Religion & Spirituality
  • Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Psychological Concerns
  • Project Management & Program Development 
  • Public Speaking 

Research Interests

  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare Settings
  • Athletes' Mental Health
  • The Impact of childhood celebrity on susceptibility to developing certain mental health challenges
  • The Psychological constructs involved in common individual experiences of Black Women (ie. The "Superwoman" Syndrome, "Daddy Issues," etc) & Black Men (ie. unidimensional perspectives, emotional guardedness, "Target on my Back" Syndrome, etc)
  • The Psychology of the black family dynamic & structure
  • The Role of Religious/Spiritual beliefs in the Therapeutic Experience
  • The Various Persepctives of the Relationship between Religion & Psychology, particularly within the black community & other multicultural communities 


  • Nominee for the Health Professional Hero Award (2019)
  • “Spirit of Leadership” Honoree (2019)
  • Honored as Pontiac, MI “Hometown Hero" (2018)
  • Proclamation by the Oakland County Board of Commissioners (2018)
  • Winner of Oakland County Executive’s 2018 Elite 40 Under 40

Community Engagement Activities

  • Board Committee Member, Mentor, & Community Outreach Liaison for Identify Your Dream Foundation (IDYD)
  • Co-Founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Director of Mental Health Development for The Process Academy, LLP
  • Included in an exclusive mental health directory/registry for the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC), the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Mental Health and Wellness Program, and the Detroit Lions Organization Player Wellness
  • TCSPP Alumni Council & Student Liaison Committee, Mentor and Committee Member
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Lifetime Member
  • Michigan Psychological Association, Member
  • Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), Professional Member
  • Psi Chi- The International Honor Society in Psychology, UNC-CH Chapter, Lifetime Member
  • The National Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi), Early Career Psychologist Member
  • The Black Doctoral Network (BDN), Professional Member


McLaren Flint Hospital-General Medical Education (Flint, MI)
Co-Investigator, “Increasing Integrated Primary Care Utilization in Two Ambulatory Residency Primary Care Health Centers: A Continuous Quality Improvement Project”

McLaren Flint Hospital- Clinical Health Psychology Fellowship Program (Flint, MI)
Primary Investigator, “Passing the Baton: An Evaluation of IPC Utilization in Residency Clinics using the PCBH Model and Strategies to Increase IPC Volume and Utilization”

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center-General Medical Education Program (Johnstown, PA)
Primary Investigator, “You Don’t Look Like a Doctor!” An Exploration of How Physical Demographic Features Impact Others’ Perception of Occupation in the Medical Field

Speaker and Panelist for BLOOM: An Event for New and Expecting Moms hosted by Mid-Michigan Moms Blog
Topic: Recognizing the Signs of the “Baby Blues” and Postpartum Depression and Coping with Depression and Anxiety during Pregnancy and Post-Birth

Key Note Speaker & Presenter for Pontiac National Pan-Hellenic Council Youth Expo
Topic: Rising Above Mental Health Concerns as a Student

News Interview with the CW 46 WBSF and ABC 12
Topic: Dealing with Holiday Stress

Guest Speaker & Presenter for Flint Vehicle City Fashion Week Fashionably FIT Workshop
Topic: “Fully In Tune” from the Mind, Body, and Spirit Perspective

Commencement Speaker for Pontiac High School Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony
Topic: “Finesse to Success”

Key Note Speaker for Pontiac Youth in Government and Business Luncheon
Topic: From Learners to Leaders: Preparing Our Youth for Tomorrow’s Leaders

Key Note Speaker for Pontiac, MI Rotary Club Career Day
Topic: Educational Development & Overcoming Adversity

Courses taught by Dr. Lucetry Dalton-Trusty, Psy.D., LP

Fall Term 2024 (future)

Spring-Summer Term 2024 (current)

Winter Term 2024

Fall Term 2023

Spring-Summer Term 2023

Winter Term 2023

Fall Term 2022

Spring-Summer Term 2022

Winter Term 2022

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