Dr. Sonja Bethune, Psy.D
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Dr. Sonja Bethune has over 18 years of experience in the field of psychology fulfilling various roles, such as a supervisor, trainer, director, educator, and therapist at various psychiatric hospitals, schools, and mental health clinics in Southern California. In 2014, Dr. Bethune co-authored and published a book titled Online Instructor Sanity: Tips and Tools to Bring Joy to Your Online World, which provides online instructors encouragement, guidance, and teaching strategies. In 2015, she co-published a journal article in the Online Learning: Official Journal of the Online Learning Consortium titled Implicit Bias and First Name Stereotypes: What Are the Implications for Online Instruction?, which we investigated whether there is a relationship between implicit bias toward race or ethnicity and student first names. In late 2017, Dr. Bethune authored a critically acclaimed article on social media addiction titled Causes of Social Media Addiction & Illness, exploring various causes and effects of how social media impact our daily lives.