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UHCL Friday Morning Program to Offer Yoga


Julia Englund Strait, University of Houston-Clear Lake associate professor of school psychology, said she hopes her yoga class will help participants physically and emotionally, as well as increase their mental clarity. The eight-week class, offered through UH-Clear Lake’s Friday Morning Continuing Education program, starts Sept. 8. “If people would like to just come and learn about yoga, I’m glad to have them, but I’m also giving people the option to participate in some research I’m doing. This class is a bit of a pilot program as well,” said Strait, who is also director of UHCL’s Psychological Services Clinic.

To register for yoga or any Friday Morning Continuing Education class, visit

University of Houston-Clear Lake offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, and three doctoral programs, from its four colleges, formerly known as schools, which include the College of Business, College of Education, College of Human Sciences and Humanities, and College of Science and Engineering. In 2011, the university gained approval from the state to add freshman- and sophomore-level courses to its roster and welcomed its first freshman class in fall 2014. For more information about the university, visit

Julia Englund Strait, Ph.D., is a clinical assistant professor of school psychology and currently serves as clinic director of the UHCL Psychological Services Clinic. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas and her doctorate from the University of South Carolina. She is a licensed psychologist in Tennessee, a provisionally licensed psychologist in Texas, a licensed specialist in school psychology in Texas, and a nationally certified school psychologist.

She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Crowley’s Ridge Educational Service Cooperative/Arkansas State University and her postdoctoral fellowship in child welfare and trauma-informed care at the University of Tennessee Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody. She is also a certified parent-child interaction therapy level I trainer, as well as a certified English language arts teacher in Texas.

Dr. Strait’s research focuses on neurocognitive strengths and weaknesses, executive function assessment and intervention, neurodevelopmental disabilities such as dyslexia, autism spectrum disorder and ADHD, and school psychology training issues. She also has strong interests and clinical experience in working with children who have experienced trauma and in developing practices to improve trauma-informed care in schools and communities.?

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