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Kristen N. Hensley, Ph.D.

School of Education - Educational Psychology
Director, Center for Psychoeducational Services
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 130
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd.
Lawrence, KS 66045


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.


Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas

M.S., Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas

B.S., Psychology and Human Development and Family Life, University of Kansas



EPSY 580:Positive Psychology

EPSY 742:Counseling Theory and Techniques

EPSY 830:Individual and Group Assessment

EPSY 842:Counseling Practicum

EPSY 896:Seminar in Crisis and Disaster Counseling

EPSY 896:Seminar in Substance Abuse Counseling

EPSY 948:Advanced Practicum I

EPSY 951:Psychodiagnostic Assessment

Selected Publications

Bast, K. N., & Lopez, S. J. (2008). Hope. In F. Leong (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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The specialist program in school psychology is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists
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Doctoral programs in school psychology and counseling psychology are accredited by the American Psychological Association
Involved in $22 million project to create new testing system for special education students
Robert Harrington is creating a certification program in bullying prevention for educators
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