Western Kentucky University

Department of Psychology

Master of Arts in Psychology, Clinical Concentration

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Clinical graduate students practice therapy skills.
Dr. Rick Grieve and Clinical Psychology graduate students enjoy a Predator's game.
Clinical and school faculty meet with community groups to explore additional graduate options.
Congratulations to our graduate students: Cassie Sturycz, current Clinical Psychology Masters student, was accepted into the University of Tulsa Clinical Ph.D. Program. She was also named the Clinical Psychology Outstanding Graduate Student for the graduating class of 2014.
Congratulations to our graduate students: Tara Holaday (Clinical Psychology Masters graduate 2013) has accepted a position at Morehead State University at their Counseling Center.
Molly White presenting results of research

Clinical Psychology Concentration Faculty

Amy Brausch, Ph.D., Northern Illinois University
Faculty Member, Clinical Psychology Master's Concentration
Psychology Training Clinic Director
Research/Clinical Interests: Non-Suicidal Self-Injury, Adolescent and Young Adult Suicide, Disordered Eating and Body Image, Risk-Taking Behaviors, Treatment of Suicide and Self-Injury, Suicide Prevention, Diversity Issues, Psychology of Women. Licensed in Clinical Psychology.

Rick Grieve, Ph.D., University of Memphis
Faculty Member, Clinical Psychology Master's Concentration
Coordinator, Clinical Psychology Master's Concentration
Research/Clinical Interests: Health Psychology, Eating Disorders, Male Body Issues, Muscle Dysmorphia, Sport Psychology, Sport Fan Behavior, Personality and Intellectual Assessment. Licensed in Clinical Psychology.

Libby Jones, Ph.D., University of Georgia
Faculty Member, School Psychology Education Specialist Program
Research/Clinical Interests: Early Intervention, Social-Emotional Development, Assessment Issues. Licensed in School Psychology.

Sally Kuhlenschmidt, Ph.D., Purdue University
Faculty Member, Clinical Psychology Master's Concentration
Research/Clinical Interests: Professional Training, Intellectual Assessment, Behavior Modification, Gerontology. Licensed in Clinical Psychology.

Karl Laves, Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
Affiliated with the University Counseling & Testing Center
Research/Clinical Interests: Creating Positive Views of Self Despite Harsh Parenting, Jealousy as a Measure of Development, Self Psychology. Licensed in Counseling Psychology

Carl Myers, Ph.D., Iowa State University
Faculty Member, School Psychology Education Specialist Program
Coordinator, School Psychology Education Specialist Program
Research/Clinical Interests: Autism, Pre-school Children, Parenting Strategies, Early Literacy. Licensed in School Psychology.

Stephen O'Connor, Ph.D., The Catholic University of America
Faculty Member, Clinical Psychology Master's Concentration
Research/Clinical Interests: Suicide Prevention, Intervention Development, Mental Health Services Research, U.S. Military and Veterans' Mental Health, Posttraumatic Stress, and Compulsive Cell Phone Use. Licensed in psychology with health provider certification.

Bill Pfohl, Psy.D., Rutgers University
Faculty Member, School Psychology Education Specialist Program, Clinical Psychology Master's Concentration.
Research/Clinical Interests: School Violence, School Safety, Emotional Intelligence, Childhood Psychological Disorders. Licensed in both Clinical and School Psychology

Ronda Talley, Ph.D.
Faculty Member, School Psychology Education Specialist Program
Research/Clinical Interests: Caregiving issues; public policy and practice issues in health, education, and human services reform; organizational planning and development; program evaluation. Licensed in psychology with health provider certification.

 Last Modified 5/23/14