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Counseling Psychology Program Faculty

Faculty members in the counseling psychology program value, respect, celebrate, and actively promote individual and cultural diversity in student recruitment, multicultural research, course offerings, and establishing a learning community supportive and encouraging to ALL students. Highlights of our faculty research include:

  • Psychology of Women
  • Psychological Aspects of Leadership
  • Counseling in International and Multicultural Contexts
  • Career Decision Making Interventions

Currently active/open research teams include:

  •  Positive Psychology Research Team
  •  Adaptive Career Decision Making Research Team
  •  Multicultural Counseling Process and Outcome Research Team

Brian Cole
Assistant Professor
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 638

Brian P. Cole is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology. He earned degrees from the University of Kansas (B.G.S., 2006; M.S., 2008) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Ph.D., 2013). He completed his pre-doctoral internship at the... more

Changming Duan
Professor, Program Director - Doctoral program in counseling psychology
785-864-2426
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 625

Changming Duan is currently a professor in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education at University of Kansas. She also serves as the Director of Training for the American Psychological Accredited doctoral program in counseling psychology in the department. Changming Duan grew up and... more

Kristen Bast Hensley
Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology, Director, Center for Psychoeducational Services
785-864-9653
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 130R

Kristen Bast Hensley, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Kansas and holds Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. She serves as the Director of the Center for Psychoeducational Services (CPS) at the University and teaches in both the Master’s and... more

Barbara Kerr
Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology
785-864-9762
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 130 Q

Barbara Kerr, Ph.D. holds an endowed chair as Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas and is an American Psychological Association Fellow. Her M.A. from the Ohio State University and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri are both in counseling psychology... more

Tom Krieshok
Professor
785-864-9654
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 621

Thomas S. Krieshok is a licensed psychologist serving as Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas. His degrees are from the University of Illinois (B.S., 1974), Bradley University (M.A., 1979) and the University of Missouri-Columbia (Ph.D., 1982). He has... more

Tamara Mikinski
Lecturer, Program Director for the Masters Program in Counseling Psychology
785-864-9649
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 638

Tamara Coder Mikinski, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Kansas and Missouri who holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. She serves as the Program Director for the Masters Program in Counseling Psychology and teaches courses in both the masters and doctoral... more

Heather Rasmussen
Practicum Coordinator, Counseling Psychology
785-864-1873
Joseph R. Pearson Hall

Heather Rasmussen, Ph.D. is the Practicum Coordinator for the Counseling Psychology program. She is a licensed psychologist in Kansas and has a Master’s and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Studies and Psychology from... more


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