Faculty & Staff Profiles


Kristina Gorbatenko

Ph.D., L.P., Licensed Psychologist (MN), Psychology Department chair, Masters in Applied Psychology

Office: 228 Jeter Hall
Phone: 715/232-2451
Email: gorbatenkok@uwstout.edu


Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Iowa
M.S., Statistics & Measurement, University of Iowa
B.S., Physics, University of Minnesota

Research Interests

Professional interests focus upon program evaluation/ outcomes research, clinical/ counseling psychology, mental health assessment and treatment, and teaching of psychology.

Most past research/ scholarly efforts focused upon applied research, especially program evaluation, and involved graduate student collaboration/advisement. Examples include a 6-year grant-funded longitudinal program evaluation of the multi-state Summer Technology & Engineering Preview (STEPS) program; institutional research; qualitative and quantitative needs assessments; prevalence studies of cholesterol levels in students; issues in School Psychology; and satisfaction studies of health care patients.

Greatest professional enjoyment in the educational setting comes from collaborative research/ scholarly work with students and seeing students get excited about the real-world relevance of what they are learning. In the applied clinical setting, it occurs when being honored by having a person trust in our therapeutic relationship. In the applied program evaluation setting, it occurs when reporting to clients needed information that is then used in program enhancement.

Courses Taught

General Psychology
Abnormal Psychology (traditional & self-paced on-line)
Introduction to Applied Psychology
Applied Health Psychology (graduate)
Principles of Program Evaluation (graduate)
Professional Seminar (graduate)
Psychosocial Intervention (graduate)