Thomas S. Krieshok

School of Education - Educational Psychology
Ph.D., Counseling Psychology (APA accredited program) , University of Missouri
Primary office:
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 621
University of Kansas
1122 West Campus Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045-3101


As of 2017, Dr. Krieshok is no longer taking on new students.

Thomas S. Krieshok, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Counseling Psychology in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Kansas. He is a Fellow of Division 17 of the American Psychological Association and of the American Educational Research Association, and a founding member of the Society for Vocational Psychology. He is a Kemper Teaching Fellow and a Budig Teaching Professor of Education at the University of Kansas. He served twice as department chair, and as the director of training for the doctoral program in counseling psychology that is accredited by the American Psychological Association. For eight years he held a joint appointment in the department and in the University Counseling Center, where he directed the Career Resource Center. He has consulted extensively with Veterans Administration medical centers and with state agencies on vocational rehabilitation and counseling. His teaching and research interests include career decision-making, vocational assessment and interventions, Evidence Based Practice, and training issues in professional psychology.



Ph.D., Counseling Psychology (APA accredited program) , University of Missouri

M.A., Counseling and Human Development Services , Bradley University

B.S., Psychology, University of Illinois


Teaches graduate courses in career development (EPSY 846); vocational psychology (EPSY 954); diagnosis & psychopathology (EPSY 890); Evidence Based Practice (EPSY 888); beginning practicum (EPSY 842); and advanced practica in counseling psychology (EPSY 948 & EPSY 949); advises and supervises research of masters and doctoral students in Counseling Psychology programs.


EPSY 842/948:Counseling Practicum

EPSY 846:Career Development

EPSY 890:Diagnosis and Psychopathology

EPSY 896:Seminar in Evidence Based Practice

EPSY 949:Advanced Practicum II

EPSY 954: Vocational Psychology

Teaching Interests

  • Career development
  • Vocational psychology
  • Diagnosis
  • Psychopathology
  • Counseling practicum
  • Evidence based practice


Research in the areas of career development, vocational psychology, and psychologist and counselor training. Specifically, understanding the career decision-making process in light of cognitive science and behavioral economics, and the implications for service delivery.

Research Interests

  • Career Development
  • Vocational psychology
  • Career decision making
  • Career counseling
  • Vocational assessment


Consults on issues of career services delivery; provides career services to individuals and groups

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