Tonya Armstrong

 Tonya Armstrong
AddressPost Office Box 90968
Durham, NC 27708

Adjunct Assistant Professor,, Duke University Divinity School

Ph.D., ,
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Tonya D. Armstrong is a graduate of Yale University, where she double-majored in psychology and music. From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she earned masters and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology with a focus on child, adolescent, and family issues. After completing her predoctoral internship in Pediatric Psychology at Duke University Medical Center (DUMC), Dr. Armstrong pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Developmental Epidemiology, also of DUMC.

Possessing a deeper sense of the psychological and spiritual challenges confronting our youth, Dr. Armstrong obtained a master’s degree in Theological Studies (magna cum laude) from Duke Divinity School. Dr. Armstrong currently serves as Adjunct Assistant Professor in Pastoral Theology with the Institute on Care at the End of Life at Duke Divinity School. She is Co-Principal Investigator for Circles of Care, a grant funded by the Duke Endowment to train and support care teams for African Americans with advanced illness. She continues her engagement in clinical work, and seeks interdisciplinary collaborations for the faithful integration of theology and mental health care, particularly in the development of caring practices for dying and bereaved youth and their families.

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