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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, 638

Brian P. Cole is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology. He also serves as the Director of Training for the doctoral program in counseling psychology. He earned degrees from the University of Kansas (B.G.S., 2006; M.S., 2008) and the... more

Changming Duan
Professor
785.864.2426
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 625

Changming Duan is currently a professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at University of Kansas. Changming Duan grew up and received her undergraduate education in China. She received a master's degree in kinesiology from University of Waterloo in Canada, and a master's degree in... more

Arpita Ghosh
Assistant Professor
785.864.9654
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 624

Arpita Ghosh is an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology. She earned degrees from Loyola University Chicago (B.S., 2007; M.A., 2009) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Ph.D., 2014). She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the... more

Kristen Bast Hensley
Lecturer, Director, Center for Psychoeducational Services
785.864.9653
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 130

Dr. Hensley specializes in 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.

Barbara Kerr
Williamson Family Distinguished Professor of Counseling Psychology
785.864.9762
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 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

Tamara Mikinski
Lecturer, Program Director for the Masters Program in Counseling Psychology
785.864.9649
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 638

Tamara Coder Mikinski, Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist in Kansas, Missouri, and Michigan who holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. She teaches courses in both the masters and doctoral programs in Counseling Psychology. Dr. Mikinski has been licensed since... more

Heather Rasmussen
Lecturer/ Practicum Coordinator
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, 623

Heather Rasmussen, PhD 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 the University of Iowa. She completed a two-year National Institutes of Health-funded postdoctoral fellowship in... more


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