Kristen Bast Hensley

Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology
Director, Center for Psychoeducational Services
Primary office:
785-864-9653
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Rm 130R
University of Kansas
1122 W. Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


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 Doctoral programs in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Hensley served as a Child and Family Therapist at Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center in Lawrence, Kansas before coming back to KU to teach and run CPS. Her interests lie in positive psychology, building and nurturing strengths, training of counselors and psychologists, individual (adult, adolescent, and child), couples, and family therapy, and individuals with disabilities and their families. Dr. Hensley teaches various courses, including Beginning and Advanced Practicum, Individual and Group Assessment, Psychodiagnostic Assessment, Crisis and Disaster Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling, Counseling Theories, and Positive Psychology. She also carries an active client load in her role at CPS.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2008
  • M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas, 2005
  • B.S., Psychology and Human Developement & Family Life, University of Kansas, 2001

Specializations

positive psychology, building and nurturing strengths, training of counselors and psychologists, individual (adult, adolescent, and child) and family therapy, and individuals with disabilities and their families.

Dept Number Course Name Cr. Syllabus
EPSY 580 Positive Psychology 3 syllabus
EPSY 742 Counseling Theory and Techniques 3 syllabus
EPSY 830 Individual and Group Assessment 3 syllabus
EPSY 842 Counseling Practicum 6 syllabus
EPSY 896 Seminar in Crisis and Disaster Counseling 1-3 syllabus
EPSY 896 Seminar in Substance Abuse Counseling 1-3 syllabus
EPSY 948 Advanced Practicum I 6 syllabus
EPSY 951 Psychodiagnostic Assessment 3 syllabus

 


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