Emily Kroska

Emily Kroska, Ph.D. student, Clinical Psychology

Enhances psychological care

• What is your area of research or scholarship? My research examines the effectiveness of brief Acceptance and Commitment Therapy interventions in at-risk populations.
• In simple terms, why does this research matter? There is a large gap in treatment of psychological disorders, with far fewer individuals receiving treatment than individuals who are suffering. My research seeks to establish the effectiveness of brief interventions that are accessible to patients who are unable or unwilling to participate in traditional psychotherapy.
• What is your degree program and expected graduate date? I am in the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program, and I will graduate in August of 2018.
• Hometown: Clive, Iowa
• Faculty mentor/advisor: Professor Michael W. O’Hara
• What are your career goals? I want to integrate research, clinical work, teaching, and training and supervision of other professionals into my career, and I would like to do this at a university or an academic medical center.

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