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Kelly Cukrowicz - Clinical Psychology


Contact Information

Publications/Presentations with Undergraduate Students

  • Cukrowicz, K. C., Fuqua, H. C., Smith, P. N., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (in preparation). Group differences in the efficacy of a preventive intervention by suicide risk status.
  • Cukrowicz, K. C., Fuqua, H. C., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2003, November). The influence of suicidality on the influence of a preventive intervention for anxiety and depression. The 37th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. Boston, MA.
  • Pinto, J. V., Cukrowicz, K. C., & Joiner, T. E., Jr. (2003, November). An investigation of the relationship between sleep disturbances and depression. The 37th Annual Convention of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy. Boston, MA. Texas Tech University, 2500 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79409

Reseach Interests

Mood disorders and suicidal behavior, cognitive behavior therapy

Responsibilities and Expectations for Undergraduate Research Assistants

My research group is often looking for undergraduates to assist in the research that we are conducting. I am typically looking for undergraduates who are interested in gaining experience with clinical research. Assistance is typically needed with participant recruitment, entering data, and administrative tasks such as making copies. Students who are able to commit to two or more semesters will be given priority.

In addition, these students may have opportunities to interact more directly with clinical populations after completing a full semester of research experience. Exceptional undergraduate students may have the opportunity to assist in presenting study results at scientific meetings or publications.

Current Projects

My research group has three ongoing research studies. These studies are all aimed broadly at improving our understanding of suicide ideation and suicidal behavior.These projects include individuals ranging in age from college students to olderadults. In addition, we are using a variety of methods to collect data on variables we think are important to the development of thoughts of suicide, including using palm pilots, interviews, questionnaires, and psychophysiological recordings.