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Faculty Member - Clinical Psychology

Kelly Cukrowicz, Ph.D.

Position:

Associate Professor

Education:

Ph.D., Florida State University, 2005

Licenses:

Licensed Psychologist - Texas

Contact:

Phone: (806) 834-8485

Fax: (806) 742-0818

Email: kelly.cukrowicz@ttu.edu

Web site: http://cukrowiczttupsych.wordpress.com/about/

Awards and Honors:

2008-2011 - Research Division Chair, American Association of Suicidology

2008 - NIMH Sponsored Summer Research Institute on Geriatric Psychiatry

2007 - NIMH Sponsored Summer Research Institute on Suicide Prevention

2007 - 2009 - National Institutes of Health, Clinical Loan Repayment Program Award

Research Support:

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Young Investigator Grant- "Interpersonal Vulnerability in Older Caucasian Males: An Examination of The Role of Perceived Burdensomeness"

Research Interests:

My research aims broadly to advance our understanding of suicide in older adults. I am primarily interested in understanding why older adults Caucasian males commit suicide at such a high rate compared to those in other groups. Specifically, I am interested in the interpersonal and emotional characteristics that confer risk for suicide in this population. My ultimate goal in understanding the processes at work in depression and suicide in older adults is to develop improved preventive and treatment methods for these problems.

Selected Research:

Teaching Interests and Activities:

Graduate Courses:

  • Advanced Clinical Practicum
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Undergraduate Course:

  • Abnormal Psychology

Clinical Interests 
and Activities:

I am interested in the treatment of mood disorders, self injury and suicidal behavior, anxiety disorders, and older individuals. I utilize primarily cognitive behavior therapy and other empirically supported treatments in my clinical work and supervision.